Robin Best



Robin Best, a native of Ottawa, Ontario, has been playing the harp for 15 years. Her studies began on the celtic harp with Mary Muckle in Ottawa, and continued with the pedal harp beginning in 2001.  Orchestrally, Robin has performed with the Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Gatineau, Longueuil and Drummondville Symphony Orchestras, I Musici de Montreal, La Sinfonia de Lanaudière, The Banff Centre Opera Orchestra, all the ensembles of McGill University, and has twice been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.  Robin holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Harp Performance and an Artist Diploma from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, where she studied with Montreal Symphony principal harpist Jennifer Swartz, and studied for one semester at the Glenn Gould School with Judy Loman.  She also holds a Performer Diploma from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she studied with Distinguished Professor Susann McDonald.  

Robin is now based in Montreal and Ottawa, where she is making her career as an orchestral, chamber and solo performer, as well as maintaining a private studio of harp students.  

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