Airdrie Robinson (nee Ignas) has been an active member of the Lethbridge musical community since moving from Vancouver in 2010. She holds the postion of Associate Concertmaster with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and currently performs with the symphony’s quartet-in-residence, Musaeus. Airdrie enjoys a diverse performing career including symphonic engagements with the LSO and other orchestras in the region, regular chamber concerts with Musaeus and her trio Opus 3, contributions to various film scores, and large-scale performances with artists such as Kanye West.
Airdrie’s warm and encouraging rapport with her students, combined with her passion for pedagogical excellence have quickly established her as a popular and in-demand teacher both in Lethbridge and its surrounding communities. In addition to directing the Suzuki and Academy strings programs at the University of Lethbridge Conservatory of Music, Airdrie also teaches as a sessional instructor for the University of Lethbridge’s Fine Arts and Education departments.
Airdrie began her violin studies at the age of 3 in northern British Columbia, going on to complete a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from UBC and a Masters of Music from the University of Lethbridge, as well as a long-term artist residency at The Banff Centre. Her primary teachers include Andrew Dawes, Jasper Wood, Evelyn Creaser-Rumley and Peter Visentin. Her master’s thesis explores the rise of the French Violin School and the standardisation of string pedagogy and has been the subject of several international conference presentations.