Associate Principal Flute Robert Cronin has been with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) since 1999.
Raised in the Northern Virginia, Mr. Cronin graduated from Northwestern University in 1989. He received his Masters of Music degree in Composition from the University of Tennessee in 1996.
Mr. Cronin is active as a composer. His work, Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra, was premiered on January 2010 with ASO Principal Flutist Christina Smith as soloist. The National Flute Association commissioned Mr. Cronin to write a work for flute and piano which was used as a required work for the High School Artist's Competition. The piece that resulted was an homage his teacher, Mr. Walfrid Kujala, called Off the Wall. Mr. Cronin recently performed his newest work, Sonata for Flute and Piano, for the first time. The work was commissioned by flutist Tammy Evans Yonce. Information and recordings of these and other of his works can be heard at instantencore.com or robertcronin.net.
Previously he played for seven seasons as the Principal Flutist of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, as well as held one-year positions with the Kansas City Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.