Robin Sutherland

Jean & Bill Lane Chair

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  re-mastered, limited edition release of Robin Sutherland’s 1996 recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations is available on SFS violinist Sarn Oliver’s SarnWorks label.  

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.

(September 2016)