Robert Brophy, violist of the New Hollywood String Quartet, is also a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He can also be seen and heard playing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera and many West Coast chamber music series. He is actively involved in the Motion Picture Recording Industry in Los Angeles performing in many movie soundtracks, video games and records. He was featured with Nigel Kennedy in a quartet on Kennedy’s release Greatest Hits on the EMI label and has performed alongside Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Michel Dalberto and Dmitri Sitkovetsky. He won the viola audition with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in December 2011.
Robert has been a member of the New Hollywood String Quartet for thirteen years. For a number of years, the quartet has enjoyed being quartet-in-residence at South Pasadena Library’s Restoration Concert Series. He is the former violist of the Enso Quartet.
Robert holds degrees from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England where he studied with Alan George, founder member of the Fitzwilliam Quartet, and Rice University in Houston where he studied with James Dunham, formerly of the Cleveland Quartet.
Robert is married to violinist Tereza Stanislav and they have twin daughters. When not making music, he enjoys running and also driving his 1965 Corvette.