She made her New York debut at the age of 19, in a critically acclaimed performance (The New York Times) of Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2, conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski at Avery Fisher Hall.
Miss Robilliard’s international career has included appearances in Asia, South America, Europe, Canada and the United States, in major halls such as the Salle Pleyel, the Teresa Carreño Theater and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées; she is regularly invited to give master classes all over the world.
Her interest to present contemporary music has brought Virginie Robilliard, with the sponsorship of the Beracasa Foundation, to commission a Sonata for Violin Solo to a brilliant Venezuelan composer, Paul Desenne. The piece was created in Caracas (1998) and London (1999). More recently, she created his “2 seasons” for chamber orchestra and violin solo, also critically acclaimed by The New York Times in 2009.
In her first CD released by the XCP label, she is joined by her brother, pianist and composer Bruno Robilliard, featuring Sonatas by Fauré, Schumann and Robilliard. In 2006, her “live” DVD with Brahms and Tchaikovsky’s violin Concertos was released with the Orquesta municipal de Caracas conducted by Rodolfo Saglimbeni. In 2010, Hungaroton’s label released her trio’s CD with Frédéric-Vaysse-Knitter at the piano and Peter Czabo at the cello, featuring Brahms and Dvorak.
Born from a family of musicians, Virginie Robilliard gave her first public concert at the age of five. She was awarded First Prize by the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon at seventeen, as a student of Jacques Ghestem, and she graduated from the Juilliard School in 1993, as a scholarship student of Dorothy Delay.
From 2001 to 2008, Virginie Robilliard, thanks to the Mozarteum Foundation, created a violin school in Caracas, Venezuela, where several of her young talented students were later accepted in European conservatories such as the CNSM in Paris, the Tibor Varga school, Hans Eisler Music School and Geneva conservatory.
Alongside his solo career, Virginie Robilliard, passionate about education, has established a violin school with the support of the Mozarteum Foundation in Venezuela where she lived for 10 years. She is currently a professor at the Music School of Lausanne in Switzerland. She is regularly invited to give master classes around the world.