Robin Hasenpflug’s career as an orchestral player, solo recitalist and chamber musician has spanned both sides of the Atlantic. In Europe, she performed with the Pfalztheater Opera Orchestra in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Ms. Hasenpflug has participated in the Holter Chamber Music Festival with a concert tour of northern Italy. She is currently a member of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and appears as principal cellist on their CDs Momentum and Mozart: the Early Concerti. Ms. Hasenpflug is the principal cellist of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with the Erie Philharmonic and the Wheeling Symphony. Other posts she has held include principal cellist of the Chicago Light Opera works, member of the Illinois Philharmonic and member of the Northwest Indiana Symphony.
Ms. Hasenpflug is a member of the Magisterra Soloists and performs solo and chamber works with them in London, Ontario. In 2018, she was named "Emerging Artist of the Year" by Symphony Magazine. Ms. Hasenpflug has performed various genres throughout her career, including concerts with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Michael Bublé, Evanescence, Disturbed and Josh Groban.
Ms. Hasenpflug studied cello in the U.S. and Germany. Her teachers include Richard Hirschl of the Chicago Symphony, Hans Christian Schweiker of the Musikhochschule in Aachen, Germany, Eric Kim, of Indiana University, Lee Fiser from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory and Regina Mushabac from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory. She has participated in several music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the National Orchestral Institute and the American Institute for Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She holds a Master of Music degree in Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory and a Bachelor’s degree in Performance from the Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory. Ms. Hasenpflug earned her Book One Suzuki certification with Barbara Wampner at the Chicago Suzuki Institute and furthered her pedagogical studies with Janet Jensen, Professor of String Pedagogy and School of Music Associate Director at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.