Robin Arrigo received the degrees Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Master of Music Education from Florida State University, and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Miami in Accompanying and Chamber Music. She has held positions as Adjunct Professor and Piano/Staff Accompanist at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Artist Resident for King’s Conservatory of the Arts, and Artist Resident for Dreyfoos High School of the Arts. Dr. Arrigo was also a faculty member for the International Piano Festival held at Palm Beach Atlantic University, in conjuction with Fondation Belle'Arte.
Dr. Arrigo has performed as both soloist and collaborative artist on numerous concerts throughout South Florida, New York and Europe. Her concerts venues include the Kravis Center of the Performing Arts, Palm Beach Symphony, Flagler Museum, Mar-a-Lago Club, Bethesda by the Sea, Royal Poinciana’s Seagull Cottage series, and The Juilliard School, just to name a few. Robin began performing concertos with symphonies as a nine year old and has continued through out her life. Her most recent solo piano concert featured the works of Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt.
Robin has spent several summers studying and performing abroad, as both soloist and collaborative artist with Fondation Bell’Arte’s Paris International Summer Session under the tutelage of well-known artist and piano pedagogue Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri. She performed in the Master Classes of Internationally renowned pianist Philippe Entremont, followed by a performance of Chopin’s Fantasy Impromptu to close the Chopin Festival Concert in Mallorca, Spain.
Robin expanded her classical training to include digital piano technology, programming and recording on Yamaha Clavinova digital pianos. She was instrumental with teachers and students during the Clavinova Festival; programming registrations, and creating recordings, etc.
Dr. Arrigo’s composition “World Summit” was commissioned for an online radio broadcast and currently provides original compositions for “Night of Alchemical Healing”. Many of those compositions can be found on her Facebook page “Piano for the Soul”. She creates musical backgrounds, intro/outro clips for videos, online venues and websites.
Robin has also written two piano transcriptions of a Mendelssohn Concert Aria for Soprano and Violin Obbligato, which was discovered at the end of the 20th century. Excerpts of these transcriptions appear in a book by John Michael Cooper and Julie D. Prandi; The Mendelssohn’s and Their Music in History (Oxford Press).
Dr. Arrigo has also recorded Florence Price’s newly discovered compositions by special permission, at the request of Dr. John Michael Cooper, editor, published by G. Schirmer, NY. Most notably, Price’s “Cotton Dance” premiered at the International Musicological Society Convention in Boston and was well received. Some of Price's compositions can also be found on Robin’s YouTube page as well as Facebook’s Piano for the Soul.
In addition to her solo/collaborative performing and composing career, Dr. Arrigo currently teaches piano privately for all ages and ability levels; for both professionally-minded and goal-oriented students and professionals, as well as recreational students. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano and a member of the National Music Teachers Association, as well as an Active Member of the American College of Musicians for Piano Guild.
Dr. Arrigo is a Yamaha Artist.