Pianist and composer Robin Meloy Goldsby is the author of Piano Girl, Rhythm, and Waltz of the Asparagus People. Her six solo piano recordings have attracted a small but loyal following of piano enthusiasts around the globe. Explore this site to discover more about Robin’s books and recordings, to read her monthly posts, to download her electronic press kit, or to find out where she’ll be performing live in the coming months. Sign up for Robin’s newsletter using the contact form on the right.
A Note from Robin
The spring Magnolia tour got off to a great start in Paris. Yesterday afternoon I played a concert for the AAWE, an American women’s organization located in the City of Light. Spring has sprung, trees are budding, and dappled sunshine dances on the faces of tourists and residents alike. Funny how quickly winter’s gloom falls away with the advent of those first reluctant rays of April brightness. If, like me, you’re a little in love with La Ville-Lumiére, you might enjoy reading this month’s essay, “An American in Paris.”
Calling all bassists: Keeping with our French theme, our April selection from the Goldsby archives, “The Apricot Tree,” takes you on a trip to the south of France, just outside of Lyon. Meet master luthier Jean Auray and his wife Juliet, a pigeon named Treize, and hang out in a workshop where some of the best basses in the world come to life.
As spring unfolds I’ll be traveling to Munich, The Hague, and Düsseldorf. If you’re around any of these fine cities, I hope you’ll stop by. In the meantime, well, I’m sitting close to the Seine in a tiny café, sipping an overpriced coffee, and marveling at the magnolia, not quite ready to bloom, but almost. Oscar Wilde said: “When good Americans die, they go to Paris.” I guess I ought to pinch myself, and make sure I’m still alive.
Robin Meloy Goldsby’s Magnolia celebrates the arrival of spring. With her relaxing, refreshing, and beautiful arrangements Robin offers the listener forty-five graceful minutes of skillful solo piano. Full of optimism and gentle power, her original compositions echo the subtle change of seasons, while her interpretations of familiar melodies reflect the passing of time. Her music […]
The “Piano Girl” journey continues. “Waltz of the Asparagus People” follows the hero of “Piano Girl,” Robin Meloy Goldsby, and her family to Europe, recounting their adventures and frustrations as they learn a new language, adapt to a new culture, and find new friends. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, and always insightful, Goldsby’s lyrical stories reveal […]