Short Bio

A strong sense of minimalism guides the artistic philosophy of Frederick Robin as he creates contemporary-classical musical and olfactory works in synergistic collaboration with other artists in various media.

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Long Bio

Best known for his transparent and spacious contemporary-classical works, he often incorporates different elements of unique rhythms, uncommon harmonies, and a strong sense of minimalism to achieve his unique and signature sound. Born Frederick Steven Robin in Minnesota in 2002, he showed strong musical inclinations from a young age. Before beginning to compose music in his early teens, he learned to play piano, organ, percussion, and sing in the local church choir. Frederick started playing the piano at age one and began formal lessons at age four. He began studying composition and wrote pieces for solo piano at age ten. As a young teenager, he enrolled in various summer workshops, seminars and music courses throughout the Midwest. After these experiences, he knew his calling: music composition.

 
Frederick entered one of his choral works in the MTNA (Music Teachers' National Association) national music composition contest and was a national finalist, 2018. He also entered the same piece in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas competition and received second place at the national level, 2018. As recognition for his exceptional technical and musical skill for piano performance, he was invited to and performed in the Minnesota Music Teachers' Association's annual honours concerts in 2016 and 2019.
 
Frederick has been a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) since 2017 and many of his works are registered in the database.
 
He began working as the music director at Sacred Heart Church in Frazee, Minnesota in 2018, where he coordinates the liturgical music, accompanies the congregation on the historic organ and conducts the Sacred Heart choir and brass ensembles.
In addition to music composition, Frederick enjoys connecting music to fragrance and creating multimedia sensory experiences wherein he writes music and develops an aroma to fit the theme of the work while collaborating with fellow artists on the visual and occasionally sculptural or performance aspects of the piece.
Frederick also creates standalone fragrances: extraits de parfum, inspired by various scenes throughout his life. He currently has nine fragrances available, in addition to an option where clients can work with Frederick to create their own scent.
In 2020, he was accepted into Concordia College, Moorhead and is now working to attain his B.M. in Music Composition.
In the future, Frederick would like to attend a music school in Europe, where he intends to get his Master's Degree and Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Composition. After that, he hopes to work at a conservatory or university in Europe teaching Music Composition and collaborating with artists worldwide to create more multimedia pieces.

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Achievements

National Finalist - 2018

Music Teachers' National Association, Music Composition.

2nd Place National Finalist - 2018

Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Music Composition.

2nd Place State Winner - 2018, 2020

Minnesota Music Teachers' Association, Music Composition.

State Finalist - 2017

Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Music Composition.

State Finalist - 2016, 2019

Minnesota Music Teachers' Association, Piano Performance.