Robin Hancock pursues many avenues in the world of music: performance, teaching, accompanying, and adjudicating. He has appeared in such diverse venues as the 1974 Spokane World’s Fair and the National Performing Arts Center in the Philippines. He was a 1988 competitor in the International Gina Bachauer Competition. He is a member of the internationally renowned American Piano Quartet. He is a sought-after accompanist and arranger working with Michael Ballam, Stanford Olson, James Arrington, David Osmond, Jenny Oaks Baker, Mack Wilberg, Ray Smith, and Daron Bradford. He has appeared with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and is a Pearl Award nominee with the American Piano Quartet. He appears frequently on BYU and KBYU Television and Radio networks, and has released discs on BYU’s Tantara label. He was rehearsal pianist for Leonard Slatkin with the American Symphony Orchestra and Boston University Chorus performance of “A Sea Symphony” in Carnegie Hall. He played for Metropolitan Opera Mezzo-Soprano Dolora Zajick in her Utah appearances.
Recent appearances have been with the Temple Hill Symphony in California, Bachauer International Piano Festival, the Presidio in San Francisco, West Coast Clarinet Congress, North American Saxophone Association, University of the Americas in Puebla Mexico, University of Goianas in Brazil, Frankfurt Hochschule for Music, Japan Piano Teachers Association, Tuesday Musicale in Detroit, Southern Utah University, Utah Valley State College, Cathedral of the Madeleine, Orchestra at Temple Square, Tulane University, and Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Formerly on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Dr. Hancock was organist for the Christian Science Church and the First Presbyterian Church. He joined BYU’s School of Music in 1994, where he has been head of piano accompanying programs and coordinates non-major piano study.
- DMA, Piano Performance, Director’s Scholar, Boston University
- MM, Piano Pedagogy, Boshard Scholar, Brigham Young University
- BA, Piano Performance, Presser Scholar, Central Washington University