Treat your Valentine to a romantic evening of music and fine dining with Steinway Artist Robin Spielberg at the Performing Arts Center on February 16th! We asked Robin Spielberg a few questions about the show, her music, and what she does in her spare time. Take a look!

Q: How old were you and what motivated you to begin taking piano lessons?
A: I began formal lessons at age 7 (2nd grade), but I began playing on a little child’s organ when I was 2.

Q: What inspires you when writing music?
A: Everything! My compositions are a bit like a diary to me. If I want to remember a special person, emotion or event, the best way for me to do that is to compose a soundtrack for it. Then, the memory is “cemented.” Some people take photographs or keep writing journals. I compose music.

Q: Who is one person, dead or alive, that you would love to collaborate with?
A: Ah, to be able to sit down with Beethoven and understand his thought process and genius—that would be pretty darn spectacular!

Q: What is one thing you are looking forward to most with this performance?
A: Every performance is an opportunity to connect. I enjoy experiencing the power of music; when people come together and sit in a room and listen together, something extraordinary happens. While they all might be physically in the same space, everyone connects with the music differently. I love how music can bring us together, and also open pathways to our imagination.

Q: What do you do when you are not composing or performing?
A: I love the outdoors and so when summer rolls around you can find me gardening and composing songs in the garden. I enjoy hikes on the rail trail and cycling as well. I love the business of music, and am a partner in a talent booking agency so I am involved with many aspects of the performing arts business. I am also an Adjunct Professor at Millersville University teaching “International Music Business.”

CLICK HERE to listen to some of Robin’s music.

Tickets to see Robin Spielberg on February 16 are available by clicking here, or calling the Performing Art Center box office at 914-251-6200, Wednesday-Friday from 12-6 pm.