Director, Intensive Strings
Robyn Julyan has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician throughout the United States, Europe, and Singapore.
As a chamber musician and soloist, Robyn has been a featured performer in festivals and concerts around the country, including the Albuquerque Chamber Soloists, Loon Lake Live Festival, Friends of Chamber Music Denver, Regis University’s Inspired Performances Faculty Series, Piccolo Spoleto Festival’s Spotlight Series, the Charleston Chamber Players, the Colorado Bach Ensemble, and the Breckenridge Music Festival’s Winter Series. She has held positions with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony, and the Sarasota Opera. She is currently a member of the Opera Colorado Orchestra, and plays frequently with the Colorado and Atlanta Symphonies.
Passionate about performing the works of living composers, Robyn is a member of the Playground Ensemble, the Front Range’s premier new music ensemble, in residence at Metro State University, and performs each August as a tenured member of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California.
Ms. Julyan has been a member of the string faculty at Regis University since 2011, where she teaches applied violin and is the Chamber Area coordinator. In 2016, she joined the faculty of Orvieto Musica as Director of the Intensive Strings program, a chamber music performance workshop in Orvieto, Italy.
Robyn Julyan holds a Master’s of Music in Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with department head David Updegraff. She received her Bachelor’s in Music Performance from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD, where she studied with Tokyo Quartet member Martin Beaver and Herbert Greenberg, former Concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony. Her chamber music training includes working with members of the Cleveland, Cavani, Miami, Tokyo, and Juilliard quartets, among others.
She lives in Denver with her husband, Benjamin Tomkins and their dog, Amelia, and 2 cats, Milo and Reggie. In some of her spare time, she teaches and trains aerial circus arts.