According to London’s Sunday Times, ROBERT STALLMAN “dazzles because of his penetrating artistry”. This artistry distinguishes all facets of Stallman’s career as soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, editor/arranger and impresario.
His schedule has included appearances at New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall, London's Wigmore Hall, Paris’s Salle Pleyel, Vienna's Konzerthaus and Tokyo's Suntory Hall, as well as guest performances with the American Symphony, Strings of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic and eminent chamber orchestras such as the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the Czech Chamber Orchestra and the Suk Chamber Orchestra.
A guest artist at many festivals over the years, including Mostly Mozart (New York), Musique à Cimiez (France), Cesky Krumlov (Czech Republic), and Kuhmo (Finland), In 2015, Robert was invited to be the first American soloist featured at the Norsk Flute Festival (Norway) in their long history. Robert has also appeared with numerous chamber groups in the US and Europe, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Speculum Musicae, and the Alexander, Mendelssohn, Muir, Orion, St. Petersburg and St. Lawrence Quartets in the US; the Artis Quartet in Vienna; and the Vlach and Martinu Quartets of Prague.
For twenty seasons he directed the Marblehead Summer Music Festival on Boston’s North Shore, presenting “special occasions in every sense of the word” (The Boston Globe), and attracting young artists who now are among the world’s musical elite. Robert has given master classes across the USA, and in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, England, France, Austria, Germany, Norway, the Czech Republic, the Ukraine, Greece, China and Japan.
Consistently glowing critiques for his extensive solo discography have established Stallman’s interpretive authority in a wide range of repertoire. His twenty plus recordings are aired on over 200 classical stations across North America, and also in Europe. Fanfare Magazine describes CD releases from Stallman’s own chamber music label, Bogner’s Café, as being “of the highest order” and “urgently recommended”. His most recent Bogner’s Café release, Così fan Flauti: Mozart for Flute & Orchestra, was chosen as “CD of the Week” by major classical stations in New York (WQXR), Boston (WGBH), Chicago (WFMT) and San Francisco (KDFC).
Robert Stallman's credits as a recording artist also include widely praised releases for ASV, VAI, Sony, Arco Diva, MHS, Biddulph, and other labels. In 2018, the French label Premiers Horizons Disques will re-release several of Stallman’s early recordings from the 1990s in their series “Les Grands Solistes de la Flûte”.
Robert has often inspired contemporary composers and among his many premieres are three virtuoso flute concertos written for him by Stephen Dodgson, Wm. Thomas McKinley, and Ondřej Kukal, all recorded and available in performances on YouTube. With over 100 publications from major houses here and abroad, Robert has emerged as today’s leading editor/arranger of flute repertoire. Known for creating apt transcriptions from a wide range of repertoire, Robert has recently attracted attention among serious flutists with three collections from Carl Fischer: The Well-Tempered Flutist, a large compilation of Bach solos, and The Magic Flutist, Volumes I and II, which offer a comprehensive study of Mozart. In 2017, Carl Fischer adds a fourth book from Stallman: The Romantic Flutist, a collection of new Chopin arrangements for flute and piano.
Robert graduated from New England Conservatory with two degrees and the singular Chadwick Medal for the highest level of distinction, while garnering other national awards. As a Fulbright scholar, he studied flute at the Paris Conservatoire, also with Alain Marion and with Jean-Pierre Rampal, who called him “one of the most gifted musicians I have ever encountered.” Stallman has been listed in Who’s Who in Music, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, etc. A wide range of Stallman performances can be heard in music videos at his YouTube channel, and his website is found at AboutRobertStallman.com