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News Married Musicians to Receive Honorary Degrees from Marlboro College

Marlboro, VT -- (May 8, 2008) – Marlboro College will present honorary degrees to Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson for extraordinary contributions to the world of music and music education during its May 18 graduation ceremony.

Laredo is the Music Director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Series at the Y for the Tisch Center in New York. The violinist is also a professor of music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as well as president of the jury for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.

In a career of more than forty years, Laredo has excelled in multiple roles of soloist, conductor, recitalist and chamber musician. He made his orchestral debut at the age of eleven with the San Francisco Symphony and has performed with U.S. symphonies in Detroit, Cincinnati, Virgina, St. Louis as well as the Vancouver Symphony, the London Symphony, the BBC Symphony and the Royal Philharmonic.

graduationLaredo has appeared on nearly one hundred recordings for labels such as CBS, RCA, Dorian, Sony Classical and Arabesque. He received the Deutsche Schallplatten Prize and won a Grammy for a recording of Brahms’ Piano Quartets. In between solo and conducting dates, he performs an intense chamber music schedule as part of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, of which his wife, Sharon Robinson, is also a member.

Cellist Sharon Robinson is a recipient of the Avery Fisher Recital Award, the Pro Musicis Sponsorship Award and the Leventritt Foundation Award, among others. She has appeared on The Tonight Show, The Today Show, The Kennedy Center Honors on CBS, and a profile on CBS Sunday Morning. She has also made numerous guest appearances with orchestras across the United States, including Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston, Baltimore, Houston, St. Louis and San Francisco.

Ms. Robinson is an associate professor at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and has recorded numerous chamber and concerto works on labels like Sony and Chandos. She has collaborated with Rudolf Serkin and Alexander Schneider at the Marlboro Music Festival. Other festival engagements include the Aspen, Mostly Mozart, Granada, Edinburgh and Prague’s Autumn Festival, where she performed the Dvorak Cello Concerto at the famous Dvorak Hall.

For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations Department at (802) 251-7644 or

Celebrating 60 years, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.


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