Robert Baldwin is Music Director for the Salt Lake Symphony and Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Utah. He also serves as Music Director for the recently formed Sinfonia Salt Lake, a professional chamber orchestra; and is the conductor of UK Opera Theatre’s It’s a Grand Night for Singing. Previously, he has held conducting positions at the University of Kentucky, Lexington Philharmonic, New American Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony and Northern Arizona University Orchestras.
Guest conducting appearances include the Hunan Symphony in China, Busan International Music Festival in Korea, Eutin Music Festival in Germany, the Kuopio Academy of Music in Finland, the Great Falls Symphony, the Lafayette Symphony, the 2006 Mozart Orchestra Festival in Austria, and the Hermitage Camerata Symphony in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Also active as a performer on viola and viola d’amore, he has performed recitals in Germany, Mexico and the U.S., and has performed as a guest with the St. Petersburg Quartet, the Stanford Quartet, and the Amadeus Trio. He makes his home in Salt Lake City, Utah where, in his spare time, he enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with his family (one wife, two kids, two dogs, and a cat). As a writer, he has an award winning blog, Before the Downbeat, and is also a published poet and writer on music.
Rob regularly makes guest appearances as a conductor, viola and viola d’amore player, and as a speaker on a variety of subjects, musical and extra-musical. For inquiries on performances, master classes and speaking engagements, please contact him directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org