Date & Price
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Reserved Seating: $35
Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members: $30*
Ticket price includes all-day Gardens Admission
Tickets limited. Sell out likely.
From the Palace of Versailles, Jean-Baptiste Robin joins us in our Gardens for an evening of incredible organ music. Known around the world for his interpretations of French organ repertoire, Robin will deliver a performance that is truly unique.
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More about Jean-Baptiste Robin
With his appointment in 2010 as Organist of the Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles, Jean-Baptiste Robin secured a place in a long line of royal organists as “court musician” of that world-renowned building. Widely regarded as one of the most prominent and accomplished French organists and composers of his generation, Jean-Baptiste Robin also serves as Professor of Organ at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Regional in Versailles. From 2000-2010, he was Organist of Poitiers Cathedral, where he presided over the cathedral’s famous Clicquot organ.
In addition to his well-known performances of classic and romantic French organ repertoire, he is also considered one of the great performers of the American Symphonic organ repertoire and is widely admired for his transcriptions and registrations. His tours in the United States have yielded recitals in nearly half of the fifty states, and he was a featured performer at the 2010 national convention of the American Guild of Organists held in Washington, DC. Robin has been a featured recitalist at international organ festivals and in concert series throughout Europe. He has also performed at the Sejong Cultural Center in Seoul, Korea, the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Musashino in Tokyo, Japan.
As a master teacher, Robin was an artist-in-residence at Yale University and at the International Summer Academy for Organists in Haarlem (Holland); he has taught numerous master classes for the American Guild of Organists, the Korean Guild of Organists, and numerous universities and conservatories in the US. Robin has composed over forty works ranging from those for solo instruments to symphony orchestra and his works have been performed by various ensembles. In 2016 his organ concerto was performed at the Victoria Concert Hall in Geneva and he will compose a new work for solo organ for the 2018 national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Kansas City.
Jean-Baptiste Robin studied at the National Superior Conservatory of Music in Paris, winning seven “Premier Prix” and two postgraduate diplomas in theory and organ performance. He studied organ with Marie-Claire Alain, Olivier Latry, Michel Bouvard, and Louis Robilliard, and composition with George Benjamin at King’s College, London.
*Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Member Discount
Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members receive 15% off 2017–2018 Performance Series tickets and receive access to the Member Pre-sale. If you are eligible, your discount code was provided to you via e-mail. Use the discount code to unlock your Membership pricing.
Enjoy a complimentary coffee reception with the artists after this performance.