Acclaimed for “a deeply sensitive playing, sweetness of sound, dexterity and
elegant phrasing” (The Strad Magazine, London), Anne Robert plays regularly as a
chamber musician and has given many recitals, travelling extensively in Europe,
United States and Asia. She has also performed as soloist with various Canadian
orchestras, particularly the Montreal Symphony Orchestra with Charles Dutoit
conducting. Her repertory is vast and eclectic, showing a marked interest in
French music. She has recorded over twenty-five CDs.
Anne Robert studied violin with Taras Gabora at the Conservatoire de musique du
Québec in Montréal and completed her studies first with Manoug Parikian at the
Royal Academy of Music in London and then with the legendary Josef Gingold at
the University of Indiana. She has also been a chamber music student of Menahem
Pressler, Janos Starker, György Sebök and Otto Joachim.
Anne Robert has been First Violin with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for
twelve years, artistic director of the Maison Trestler Summer Music Festival in
Vaudreuil-Dorion for seven years, co-director of the Lower Laurentians Summer
Music Festival for four years, and Professor at the Conservatoire de musique du
Québec à Montréal and at the Music Department of the University of Montreal
since 1996. She regularly gives masterclasses and serves on juries, notably for
the Montreal International Music Competition and the Tibor Varga (Switzerland)
International Music Competition.
Anne Robert plays a 1735 Guarnerius “del Gesù” violin, on loan from the Canimex
of Canada. She founded Trio Hochelaga in 2000.