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 is currently an Adjunct Professor and Piano/Staff Accompanist at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Artist Resident for King’s Conservatory of the Arts. Dr. Arrigo has also served on the faculty for the annual International Piano Festival at Palm Beach Atlantic University, conducting Master Classes for the participating pianists.
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 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 has expanded her classical training to include Yamaha digital piano programming technology through intensive studies with the Keyboard Ensemble Technology Seminar, University of Central Oklahoma. Her digital piano performances include numerous musicals with orchestra at King’s Conservatory, providing a wide variety of instrumentation and sound effects. Handel’s Messiah performances with orchestra included harpsichord and pipe organ also programmed on the digital piano. In addition to these performances, she creates multi-track recordings from her own personal compositions.
Dr. Arrigo’s composition “World Summit” was commissioned for an online radio broadcast by the Enlightened Humanity Circle and can be heard on Sound Cloud, Patreon, and Facebook. She currently provides original compositions for “Night of Alchemical Healing”, and many of those compositions can be found on her Facebook page “Piano for the Soul”. 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 is currently recording 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” was premiered for the International Musicological Society Convention in Boston and was well received. Many of these compositions can be found on Robin’s YouTube page as well as Facebook’s Piano for the Soul.
Robin Arrigo has been a guest soloist and duo pianist with Palm Beach Atlantic University Symphony numerous times. Her most recent solo piano concert featured the works of Soler, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. In addition to her performing and teaching career, Robin Arrigo is a Yamaha Artist.