Robin Bushman, Assistant Concertmaster
A Cleveland native, Robin Bushman began her musical studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music which honored her with the 1992 Alumni Achievement Award. A three-time concerto winner at the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan, she received her Bachelor's Degree from Oberlin College and a Master's Degree from The Juilliard School where she studied with Oscar Shumsky.
In 2005, Ms. Bushman appeared with the Long Island Philharmonic in a performance of the Bach Concerto for Three Violins. She was a soloist in "The Four Seasons" of Vivaldi with the Orchestra of St. Luke's in Monterrey, Mexico, and has performed on the Second Helpings Series with St. Luke's. During 2006, Robin was a soloist with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and appeared with members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at the OK Mozart Festival in Oklahoma. In 2009, she accompanied Michel Legrand at "Birdland" in New York City as part of a string quartet.
Ms. Bushman is a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke's and serves as assistant concertmaster of the Westchester Philharmonic. A founding member of the Portsmouth Chamber Ensemble, she debuted at Weill Concert Hall in New York, having won the Artist's International competition. She has toured extensively with the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, St. Luke's, and the New York Philharmonic.
Robin is happily married to Dr. Robert Fried, professor emeritus, City University of New York.