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The Detroit Symphony has Granted Tenure to Concertmaster Robyn Bollinger

Bollinger was first appointed in July 2022


Violinist Robyn Bollinger, who was appointed Concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) in July 2022, has been granted tenure in the position. Bollinger originally won the post following a successful audition and a two-week trial — and has continued to impress in the role since that time.

A sought-after artist, Bollinger has been performing with orchestras across the United States since she made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra aged twelve. In 2019, she gave the world premiere of Artifacts, a four-movement violin concerto by Katherine Balch that was commissioned by the California Symphony.

Bollinger has frequently appeared as Guest Concertmaster with the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, and the St. Bart’s Music Festival Orchestra. She is a former member of the Boston-based, democratically run chamber orchestra A Far Cry.

"I’m so honored and grateful to have been granted tenure by Jader Bignamini and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra," Bollinger said. "Thank you so much to Jader and my colleagues in the orchestra for your faith in me and for this remarkable vote of confidence. I am so proud of our orchestra and our community, and I’m so happy to officially call Detroit home."

"Robyn’s great skill and technique were very apparent at her audition," said DSO Music Director Jader Bignamini. "I was impressed with her precise intonation, and I remember thinking that we found our DSO sound. Working with Robyn and the DSO musicians in May confirmed that she also is an exceptional leader with the right qualities to be our concertmaster."

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