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Laredo and Robinson celebrate 35 years in concert this Sunday

Marking their 35th anniversary as both life- and artistic-partners, Jacobs School faculty members Jaime Laredo, violin, and Sharon Robinson, cello, will perform a free concert in Auer Hall Sunday, Oct. 9, with students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Part of the Jacobs School's "Sundays in Auer" chamber series, the program includes Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins and Strings in B Minor, Fauré's Elegie for Eight Cellos, Schulhoff'sDuo for Violin and Cello and the Brahms Sextet in B-Flat Major.

"What fun to celebrate our 35th anniversary with our wonderful students!" said Robinson. "Over the years, we have performed with many of the giants in the field, and it is now our turn to pass on the great traditions to the future artists."

The 2011-12 season also marks the couple's 35th anniversary as the violinist and cellist of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, an ensemble that has performed a number of times during the summer festival on the IU Bloomington campus.

In more than 40 years before the public, Laredo's career has embraced the roles of soloist, conductor, recitalist and chamber musician. Since his orchestral debut at the age of 11 with the San Francisco Symphony, he has earned the admiration and respect of audiences, critics and fellow musicians worldwide.

He also has recorded extensively, with nearly 100 discs on labels that include CBS, RCA, Dorian, Sony Classical and Arabesque Recordings. He received the Deutsche Schallplatten Prize and has received seven Grammy nominations as well as one Grammy Award for a recording of the Brahms Piano Quartets.

Combining her lifetime experiences as an internationally renowned soloist and recitalist, her 35 years as founding cellist of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and the additional breadth of having been a member of both the Ciompi String Quartet at Duke University and the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Robinson brings extraordinary depth to her teaching.

She has forged bonds with many of today's leading and upcoming composers, commissioning works for solo cello, cello and orchestra. Robinson is honored to have been named a Fellow of the Academy by the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences, and, in 2008, she received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Marlboro College.