Robin Sutherland, San Francisco Symphony’s principal pianist, has staying power 

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  • Robin Sutherland (Courtesy photo)

Centennial players: In honor of the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th season, The Examiner is showcasing contributors to the orchestra’s distinguished history.

Robin Sutherland, piano

The San Francisco Symphony’s principal pianist, easily recognizable by his ponytail, was named to the position by Seiji Ozawa four decades ago, when he was an undergraduate at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His appointment has been reaffirmed by subsequent music directors Edo de Waart, Herbert Blomstedt and Michael Tilson Thomas. The Colorado native attended the Juilliard School, and at 17 was selected as the only U.S. participant at the International Bach Festival at Lincoln Center.

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