String Theory Youth Initiative is very honored to host Robyn Bollinger for our 2017 Chattanooga Residency. We have scheduled three events open to the public:

Tuesday 3.28 6:00-8:00 PM

Workshop: “Virtue and Virtuosity”

UTC Cadek Recital Hall, 725 Oak Street 37402
An evening combining music, philosophy, and pedagogy. Featuring performances by local music students combined with discussions of the dichotomy between virtue and virtuosity: the selflessness of virtue, the indulgence of virtuosity, and how deeply they are intertwined.

Thursday 3.30 7:00-8:00 PM

Classical Connections through “The Gig”

Chattanooga Public Library, 4th Floor, 1001 Broad Street 37402
Classical Connections is made possible with contemporary technology. Members of the String Theory Youth Initiative and friends will connect with young musicians in Burlington, VT and lead a discussion along with Robyn. The evening will conclude with a performance using LoLa with cellist Emily Taubl. In collaboration with the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Burlington, VT.

Friday 3.31 6:30-8:30 PM

Ciaccona: The Bass of Time

Girls Preparatory School, Evans Center, 205 Island Avenue 37405
Incorporating multimedia historical presentations and live personal narratives with musical performance, “CIACCONA” tells the story of one of the oldest musical ideas, the repeating bass line, through solo violin music. The program delves into the questions of the meaning of art, the purpose of expression, and the motivations of four remarkable composers from Baroque to today: Biber, Bach, Bartok, and Berio.

“Robyn will be a musical leader of her generation.
She is an enormous talent to watch.”
-Soovin Kim, soloist

“Robyn is the real deal…A young musician who is aware of the world and music’s unique place in our time and who has a burning desire and mission to do things differently, to meet the challenges with contemporary cutting edge creativity.”
– Tony Woodcock, Former President, New England Conservatory