Noel McRobbie

Noel McRobbie was born in Winnipeg, Canada and began piano studies at age five. Noel had studied for many years with Lee Kum-Sing at the Vancouver Academy of Music and the University of British Columbia, where he received an Artist Diploma and Bachelor of Music respectively. He graduated with a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, studying with Patricia Zander.  Noel has received top prizes at many competitions, including the Eckhardt-Grammatte Piano Competition for contemporary music, CBC Debut Concert Artistes Series, Grand Konzerteum International Piano Competition and Seiler International Piano Competition.  Recent performances include Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Bulgarian Chamber Orchestra, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, a solo recital presented by the Vancouver Chopin Society, and Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Westcoast Symphony.  Noel has performed at music festivals in North America and Europe, notably Oberlin at Casalmaggiore in Italy where he was coached in vocal accompaniment by Elly Ameling, and Ernen Musikdorf in Switzerland, where he studied with Gyorgy Sebok. He recently completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Pedagogy and Performance at the University of Michigan where he studied piano with Arthur Greene and collaborative piano with Martin Katz. During his studies, he was selected as winner of the  2007 University of Michigan Concerto Competition, he was part of a presentation at the 2008 Music Teachers National Association National Conference in Denver, and he was chosen to give a lecture-recital at the 2009 College Music Society Regional Conference. Noel is a full-time piano faculty member at Dongduk Women’s University in Seoul, Korea.

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  • Ted Micceri

    Excellent interpretation of a wonderful piece.

  • Mel Underbakke

    Wonderful!

  • Darren Murray

    Pure delight for my auditory nerves!