Robert Durso attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music, obtained his Bachelor of Music
Degree from Indiana University and received his Master of Music Degree from Temple University. Mr. Durso
has performed extensively, including appearances at Carnegie Recital Hall, the Toronto Music Festival,
Temple University, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and in a tour of South Carolina sponsored by the National
Endowment for the Arts. In September of 2000, Mr. Durso was invited to Caracas, Venezuela by the US Embassy
to present the work of Dorothy Taubman for the first time in South America. He has conducted master classes
and concerts at Mount Holyoke College, Portland State University, Berkeley Chapter of the San Francisco MTNA,
Spokane Music Teachers Association, NEPTA in Boston, Tel Aviv, Israel and Rome. His engagements abroad have
included concerts at La Chiesa della Palma in Cagliari, Sardinia where he premiered a work by Sardinian
composer Roberto Mirigliano; the Palazzo Cenci in Rome; the Ehrbarsaal in Vienna; L'Atelier in Brussels,
as well as concerts in Zurich, Taiwan and Oxford, England. Mr. Durso has performed with the Yaquina
Symphony Orchestra under the baton of David Ogden Stiers in a four-concert tour of the Oregon coast. Mr.
Durso has worked with Edna Golandsky and Dorothy Taubman since 1983 and was a faculty member of the former
Taubman Institute. Recently, Mr. Durso performed and gave master classes at Castelfranc in France.
Mr. Durso specializes in audition and competition preparation. He has produced several first place winners
in national and international competitions, including, The Bartok/Kabelevsky International, Artist International
NYC, Ambler Symphony Young Artist Competition, The Cal Rudman Competition and The Marymount Concerto
Competition. His students have been accepted and have attended several of the leading conservatories,
including the Curtis Institute, Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, New England
Conservatory and the Peabody Conservatory.