John Robilette | Concert Pianist, Cultural Diplomat
In the Virtuoso Class of Mme. Bascourret de Gueraldi, at the Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris, 1968.

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“Instantly noticeable from Robilette's playing...is the sheer beauty and quality of sound that he produces from his instrument. This is a very enjoyable disc.” —International Piano
London, UK
Photo of Live at Wigmore Hall Album
“Robilette gives a fine performance. Competition is rough but Robilette holds his own...Robilette plays the Mozart Rondo the way Schnabel or Fischer would have.” —American Record Guide “It is always refreshing to encounter an artist of individuality, such as the American pianist, John Robilette, whose soundworld and style recalls the 'old school' of Cortot and Schnabel...Robilette's intensely poetic approach recalls those magnetic interpreters of the past...a Beethoven interpreter of remarkable quality. ” —Arietta (Journal of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe)
London, UK
Photo of Piano Concerto Album
“In the face of enormous high-powered competition, Robilette makes a distinctive and highly convincing statement in both works, primarily by focusing on communicating the music's poetry. These selections often tempt performers to overwhelm listeners with sheer technical bravado. Bu Robilette takes the technique for granted, makes the music his own and establishes a secure niche in a high y crowded field.” —The Washington Post
Joseph Mclellan
Photo of Schumann: Piano Concerto
“There is a fine-tuned sense of discipline underlying his free-spirited phrasing in four Chopin impromptus and in Poulenc's playful “Movements Perpetuels.” He shows a solid mastery of structural relationships in Franck's “Symphonic Variations” (recorded in Moscow with Paul Freeman conducting the Russian State Orchestra). Disarming romanticsm comes through in Faure's Nocturne in A-Flat. And virtuoso technique is on display in Frank's “Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue.”
—The Washington Post
Joseph Mclellan


“The playing is first-rate, the sound unfailingly beautiful, the orchestra in Franck's Symphonic Variations mellow and lovely.” —Classical Pulse
Edith Eisler
Photo of French Piano Album