Robin Kesselman was appointed Principal Bass of the Houston Symphony Orchestra in December of 2014. A native of Wheaton, IL, Kesselman has also performed with the National, Atlanta, and Baltimore Symphonies, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra, including their 2014 tour of Asia with music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin. An avid chamber musician and soloist he was artist in residence at the Lake George Music Festival in 2013, guest artist at the Laguna Beach Music Festival 2011, performed with Brooklyn Rider and Kayhan Kalhor, and performed the Koussevitzky Concerto with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, Robin was featured as a soloist at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall in New York City as a part of the Curtis Chamber Orchestra’s residency with Krzysztof Penderecki. Summer festivals he has attended include the Sarasota music festival, the Pacific Music Festival of Sapporo, Japan, the Aspen Music Festival and School, as well as being a prizewinning fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Kesselman received his Artist’s Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music in December of 2014. He began his undergraduate studies at the Colburn School of Music before completing his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California in 2012. Robin’s primary teachers have been Virginia Dixon, David Allen Moore, Chris Hanulik, Paul Ellison, Leigh Mesh, Harold Robinson and Edgar Meyer.