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pianist , professor music.

Solon Robinson, pianist, professor music. award in piano, 1917. Served as Second lieutenant United States, A.A.F., World War I. Winner National Federation of Music.

Background

Robinson, Solon was born on December 5, 1895 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Son of Edward I. and Lillian (Martin) Robinson.

Education

Student piano, violin and theory with Mistress Carl Busch and Sir Carl Busch in Kansas City. Further piano study with Edwin Hughes and Leopold Godowsky. Student Paris, France, 1927-1928 and winter of 1932.

Career

Gave first public performance on piano at age of 13. Appeared in numerous recitals in the East. Soloist with American Orchestral Society, New York City.

With Kansas City, Detroit, Minneapolis, Cleveland Symphony orchs. Assistant professor music Smith College, 1923-1930, associate professor, 1931-1940, professor music, 1941-1961, professor emeritus, 1961-1964.

Membership

Served as Second lieutenant United States, A.A.F., World War I. Winner National Federation of Music.

Connections

Married Frances Reed, September 21, 1929. Children: Anne, Lewis Reed, Sarah Frances, Geoffrey Howard.

father:
Edward I. Robinson

mother:
Lillian (Martin) Robinson

spouse:
Frances Reed

children:
Anne Robinson

Lewis Reed Robinson

Sarah Frances Robinson

Geoffrey Howard Robinson