Harold Robinson joined the Philadelphia Orchestra as Principal Bass in 1995. He previously served as Principal Bass with the National Symphony Orchestra, and he also served as Assistant Principal Bass of the Houston Symphony and Principal Bass of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra (then known as the Albuquerque Symphony). He has performed concertos with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony and the Houston Symphony. A native of Houston, he studied at Northwestern University and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. He is currently on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music. This is his eighth appearance at PMF since 2006.