Harold Hall Robinson
A. Margaret Bok Chair in Double Bass Studies
Double Bass / Performance
Harold Hall Robinson joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal bass in September 1995, a role he held until his retirement in 2022. He previously served as principal bass with the National Symphony (1985–95), assistant principal bass of the Houston Symphony (1977–85), and principal bass of the New Mexico Symphony (1975–77, then known as the Albuquerque Symphony). A prizewinner at the 1982 Isle of Man Solo Competition, he has performed concertos with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Houston Symphony and Houston Pops, the New York Philharmonic, the American Chamber Orchestra, and the Greenville (South Carolina) Orchestra. A native of Houston, Texas, Mr. Robinson studied at Northwestern University and the Peabody Conservatory, and has given recitals and master classes throughout the United States, Korea, Japan, and Europe. Mr. Robinson joined the Curtis faculty in 1995.