Composer Robin Estrada

Robin Estrada ranks among the bold and innovative talents in composition today. His works meld western forms with Southeast Asian musical styles that accentuate the finesse and fire of the region’s cultural diversity, evoking a unique sound that brings Asia to the world of contemporary art music. He was 2008 Composer-in-Residence for SFCA—which has premiered 4 of his works, won the 2015 Hoefer Prize from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and is a Quimson Fellow of the Asian Cultural Council and a scholarship awardee of the Philippine National Commission for Culture. His works have been performed by Volti, the International Orange Choral, Empyrean Ensemble, Del Sol String Quartet, Ateneo Chamber Singers, Australian Chamber Choir, and others. He received his Ph.D. at University of California-Berkeley, and studied at SF Conservatory of Music and the University of the Philippines.