Robin Scott


Robin Scott, violin, has built a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster, and pedagogue.  He is the first violinist of the Ying Quartet, and as such, an associate professor at the Eastman School of Music.

Scott has appeared as a soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Montgomery Symphony, Orchestre National de Lille in France, and many others. He has given numerous recitals and performances throughout the United States and abroad, and has competed internationally, winning prizes in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, Stulberg International String Competition, California International Young Artists Competition, and the WAMSO Young Artist Competition in Minnesota.

As an avid and passionate chamber musician, Scott has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, Boston’s Jordan Hall, the Morgan Library, Town Hall in New York City, Weill Hall and other venues around the world. His festival appearances include the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Institute for Young Artists, Yellow Barn, Kneisel Hall, and others. He has participated in the acclaimed Music From Marlboro tours, as well as tours under the auspices of the Ravinia Festival.

He has played guest concertmaster with the Houston Symphony, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and has served as concertmaster of the New York Classical Players. He has performed many times with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra as guest principal second violin.

A native of Indiana, Scott began studying the violin at age five.  His principal teachers include Donald Weilerstein, Kim Kashkashian, Miriam Fried, and Mimi Zweig.