Harold Robinson is a principal double bass for the Philadelphia Orchestra. He will be a faculty member during the Wabass Workshop beginning on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Get to know him before the program begins.
1. What is the most memorable part of your career?
Very difficult one to answer. I would say the part of my career that is most memorable is right now . . . . Working with Philly in Yannicks inaugural season and teaching with Edgar at Curtis and the students being so successful.
2. Are there other composers/artists you feel a special affinity for and whose music you like to play and record? Who are they?
Favorite composers are Bach, Prokovieff, and Edgar Meyer. I love to play and delve into the character behind their music.
3. What is your favorite non-music-related thing to do?
Grill out with family and friends.
4. What is the last book you read?
Currently, I’m reading “Be Here Now” by Ram Dass, and “Good Golf is Easy” by John Norsworthy.
5. Do you have a favorite vacation spot? Where?
It’s a toss-up between the Colorado Rockies and most any Hawaiian beach condo or resort.
6. What advice do you have for young, aspiring musicians?
Seek out teachers and musical company that are nurturing and unselfish (Like at Wabass Jr.) Don’t take shortcuts. Discipline is the key.