Daryl Robinson

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Daryl Robinson is Associate Professor of Organ at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, and was winner of the First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2012 AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance.


DALLAS (The Catholic Church of St. Monica) “The new four-manual organ … was vividly displayed Friday night in a recital by Daryl Robinson … Robinson cycled through a kaleidoscope of registration changes worthy of Elgar’s brilliantly orchestrated symphonies … If anyone still doubted Robinson’s first-class virtuosity, he dispelled any questions in a demonically brilliant account of “Tierces,” from British organist David Briggs’ 2005 Four Concert Etudes.”

Scott Cantrell, The Dallas Morning News, April 2015

CLEVELANDRobinson easily conquered all of Liszt’s pianistic technical demands [and] made good use of the antiphonal possibilities of the cathedral’s organ … He is already a very proficient and talented young artist; he has a bright career ahead.”

Timothy Robson, ClevelandClassical.com, October 2012



Recorded on the Glatter-Götz/Rosales Organ of Walt Disney Concert Hall

            “What a knockout this disc is! The program assembled here is one of the most cogently and creatively conceived recital programs for any instrument I’ve encountered in quite a while.”

“The execution of all of these pieces by Daryl Robinson is dazzling. His technique is prodigious, his ear for appropriate registrations is acute, and he is perfectly attuned to all the highly varied stylistic requirements of this diverse program. The resources of the iconic Glatter-Getz/Rosales Organ of the Walt Disney Concert Hall are deftly exploited to the full. and the proceedings are captured in brilliantly vivid and clear sound. … This release is a total delight; urgently and enthusiastically recommended.”                   James A. Altena, Fanfare, May/June 2019


“Here’s a fine solo debut on disc by the young American Daryl Robinson, a double-prize winner at the 2012 American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artists Competition.  His playing is characterised by a driving muscular poetry underpinned by nimble technique and nuanced sense of style.  There’s a marvelously controlled flamboyance to Liszt’s combustible BACH Prelude and Fugue, while Cochereau’s chiaroscuro Scherzo symphonique is realised with painterly detail.  Dandrieu’s gorgeous Offertoire pour le jour de Pâques: O filii et filiae glows with filigreed finesse; Karg-Elert’s Harmonies du shoir is suitably twilit and mysterious.  Add in secure readings of Franck, Bach, Heiller, and David Ashley White, and Daryl Robinson set his stall out with winning aplomb.”

Michael Quinn, Choir and Organ Magazine, March/April 2014

Photo by Ellen Williams