Robert Uchida is Concertmaster of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. His recording of Andrew Violette’s Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin won international acclaim, with Strings Magazine praising his “ravishing sound, eloquence and hypnotic intensity.” Before joining the ESO, he was Concertmaster of Symphony Nova Scotia in Halifax. He has been a guest leader with the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician, Robert has performed across North America and Europe. He plays on the “de Long Tearse” Guadagnini and teaches at the University of Alberta.