FROM THE CRITICS

“Perfect clarity and virtuosity. The Bach chorales were a highly emotional moment, with notes like tears and the soul of the audience totally at peace. This concert was synonymous with perfection.”
(Le Figaro, Paris)

“A talented young fellow with exceptional keyboard technique and a virtuosic delivery.”
(Michael Barone, Pipedreams)

“Mr. Robin, a protégé of the great French organist/scholar Marie-Claire Alain, plays stylishly and well.”
(Scott Cantrell, The Dallas Morning News)

“Jean-Baptiste Robin performed one of the most beautiful recitals in the history of the Haarlem Organ Festival at St. Bavo − his is a name never to forget.”
(Haarlem Magazine, Holland)

“He is the dignified successor to Marie-Claire Alain and André Isoir.”
(Le Monde la Musique, France)

“Jean-Baptiste Robin champions the cause of Marchand’s organ music with a stylish sense of ease and maturity. His is a great talent.”
(Diapason, France)

Regard vers l’Aïr is a sumptuous fresco-mysterious and virtuosic. The organist and composer Jean-Baptiste Robin was fascinating in his piece, showing incredible technique and musical intensity.”
(La Nouvelle République, France)

“Jean-Baptiste Robin is the new Marcel Dupré, with his miraculous technique and the post-symphonic style of his compositions.”
(Le Journal d’Alsace, France)

“Assurance and remarkable virtuosity.”
(The Diapason, 2011)

“His technique is flawless and spell-binding. He has much to say and a very refreshing way of saying it.”
(AAM Journal)

ABOUT HIS RECORDINGS

“A brilliant performer and a composer of significant, substantial music. [He] played with ease of control and virtuosity that did not draw undue attention to itself.”
(The American Organist, 2010)

“To hear a well-preserved E.M. Skinner in a grand room…is always a thrill, but in the hands of Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Robin we are dealing with the truly extraordinary. Robin plays with daring, verve, and with unflinching attention to colouristic detail. The result is a triumph.”
(Chris Bragg, July/August 2015 Choir & Organ Magazine, on “The American Symphonic Organ” CD)

“Robin demonstrates outstanding artistic command  and technical control, while emphasizing the organ’s decadently rich palette of colors. His kaleidoscopic registrational color is neither excessive nor distracting, but is rather symphonic in scope and dramatically engaging. Vivid colors abound. This is a first-rate recording.”
(Michael Unger, May/June 2015 American Record Guide, on “The American Symphonic Organ” CD)

“Robin’s signature is evocative, poetic and imaginative, certainly, and his alert rhythmic armoury full of variety, his expressive harmonies imaginative and discretely compelling, the whole underpinned by satisfying structural complexity…concentrated, muscular and involving effect.”
(Choir & Organ, London, on Naxos CD of Robin performing Robin)

“One cannot but help admiring the wonderfully sensitive interpretation. This recording is astonishing in every possible way.”
(Classica, France)

“Jean-Baptiste is the ideal interpreter of this music. His recording may be considered definitive.”
(Répertoire, France)

“Definitive and excellent performances.”
(Fanfare magazine, on the Naxos CD of Robin performing Robin)