Alex Robson

Violinist Alex Robson was born in England. Alex moved to Norway when he was three years old, and he began learning the violin at an early age.  He studied the violin with Bjarne Fiskum at the Institute for Music at NTNU in Trondheim and at the Royal College of Music i London with Levon Chilingirian.

From 2002 until  2005 Alex was principal second violin with Norrlandsoperaen in Umeå, Sweden, a position he also held at Camerata Nordica in Småland.  Alex performed regularly with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra including tours with conductors Daniel Harding and Esa Pekka Salonen. 

In addition to his work with the Engegård Quartet, Alex leads the Kristiansund Festival Quartet for the annual arts festival in Kristiansund.  He is also in frequent demand as a freelance violinist.  For the past 25 years he has been a regular member of the Trondheim Soloists, both as artistic director and leader.  Freelance engagements have seen him working with orchestras such as the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, Bodø Sinfonietta and the Bit20 ensemble in Bergen and Ensemble Noor in Alta, northern Norway.   Since 2008 he has been a regular member of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.   

Alex has performed with artists such as Barbara Hendricks, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Joshua Bell, Leif Ove Andsnes, Ole Edward Antonsen, Tine Thing Helseth, Arve Tellefsen, Morten Harket, Sissel Kyrkjebø, and Jon Lord.

Living in Trondheim, Alex has been involved in coaching chamber music at the Institute for Music at NTNU.

He plays a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin fra 1858, on generous loan from Dextra Musica.