Cynthia Roberts

Principal Lecturer in Baroque Violin


Early Music, Instrumental Studies, Strings, Violin

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Cynthia Roberts is one of America’s leading baroque violinists, appearing as soloist, concertmaster, and recitalist throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. She is a faculty member of the Juilliard School, and toured this spring with the Juilliard415 baroque orchestra to India, and as concertmaster under Masaaki Suzuki to New Zealand. She also teaches at the University of North Texas and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute and has given master classes at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Indiana University, Eastman, the Cleveland Institute, Cornell, Rutgers, Minsk Conservatory, Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum Augsburg, Shanghai Conservatory, Vietnam National Academy of Music, and for the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique in France. She appears regularly with the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Tafelmusik, and the Boston Early Music Festival and is a principal player in the Carmel Bach Festival. In Europe, she has performed as concertmaster of Les Arts Florissants and appeared with the Orchester der Wiener Akademie, London Classical Players, and Taverner Players. She was featured as soloist and concertmaster on the soundtrack of the Touchstone Pictures film Casanova and toured South America as concertmaster for a production featuring actor John Malkovich. Ms. Roberts made her solo debut at age twelve playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Grant Park Symphony of Chicago. Her recording credits include Sony, CPO, and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.