Robin Sutherland, occupant of the Jean & Bill Lane Chair, studied with Rosina Lhevinne at the Juilliard School and with Paul Hersh at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. While still an undergraduate there, he was appointed Principal Keyboards of the San Francisco Symphony by Seiji Ozawa. Mr. Sutherland was for thirty seasons co-director of the Telluride Chamber Music Festival in Colorado. A frequent soloist with the Orchestra, his harpsichord playing was featured in the SFS’s performances of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major in 2012. A re-mastered edition of Robin Sutherland’s 1996 recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations was released this month on SFS violinist Sarn Oliver’s SarnWorks label. This limited edition release is available at the San Francisco Symphony Store.
Robin Sutherland is currently a member of the Coaching Team for the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Profiled in our Meet the SFS Musicians series, Robin Sutherland looks back on his San Francisco journey.