Daryl Robinson

Performing Sunday, June 19, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM, (two performances) Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall, Rice University

Daryl Robinson has earned critical acclaim as a solo and collaborative artist, praised for his compelling performances, and unique depth of interpretative skill. Described as a performer with “…a driving muscular poetry underpinned by nimble technique and nuanced sense of style…”by the London-based Choir and Organ Magazine, Daryl was winner of both First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2012 American Guild of Organists National Young Artist Competition. At the age of thirty, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey, beginning Fall of 2015.

Daryl has appeared as a featured artist at notable venues including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC; Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Shanghai, China; Cathédral Saint-Pierre, Poitiers, France; Spreckels Organ Pavilion, San Diego, California; and Lagerquist Hall at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington. As a collaborative musician, he has served as Collaborative Keyboard Artist for two international recognized ensembles: The University of Houston Moores School Concert Chorale and the Houston Chamber Choir.

A native of Houston, Daryl holds a Master of Music from The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and a Bachelor of Music from The Moores School of Music at The University of Houston, studying with Ken Cowan and Robert Bates. Additionally, he has studied organ with David Higgs, harpsichord with Matthew Dirst, and choral conducting with Betsy Cook Weber.

Daryl’s debut solo album, Sempre Organo, was released in 2013 on the ProOrgano Records label and quickly garnered rave reviews in the United States, Canada, France, and England. Selections from the disc have been heard on nationally syndicated radio programs, including Pipedreams® and With Heart and Voice. Daryl is represented by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc. Further information can be found at: www.darylrobinson.com.


Tanz-Toccata                                                                                                                    Anton Heiller (1923-1979)

Präludium und Fuge D-Dur, BWV 874                                                            Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
                                                                                                                            Arranged for organ by Max Reger

Arizona Visions                                                                                                                     Robert Bates (b. 1952)
                                                                                                    (for organ and synthesizer with audience scores)

Deuxième Choral en si mineur, M. 39                                                                             César Franck (1822-1890)

*Rumba for Organ, Percussion, and Dancers                                                                     George Baker (b. 1951)

*World premiere