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Robert Brink

  • Violin

Robert Brink taught at New England Conservatory from 1958 through his death in 2014.

Brink made solo, chamber music, and orchestral appearances throughout North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and Iceland, often presenting premieres of works by such composers as Walter Piston, Henry Cowell, Alan Hovhaness, and Daniel Pinkham. He participated in chamber recitals with Nadia Boulanger, Lillian Fuchs, Leon Fleisher, Daniel Pinkham, members of the BSO, and others; and for many years was the first violinist of the Tanglewood Quartet. At age 15 he made his solo debut with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops. He founded the Boston Classical Orchestra and was its concertmaster and artistic advisor until 1995. He was also founder and artistic director/conductor of Orchestra for the Art of Music, which makes its home in Boston's historic Faneuil Hall and is the only chamber group in the Boston area that performs exclusively works from the Classical period.

Studies at NEC, Harvard University. Violin with Jacques Malkin, Albert Spaulding. Television appearances on PBS, CBS, CBC; and live radio performances with E. Power Biggs on CBC. More than 30 recordings in the U.S. and abroad.