Becky & David Starobin have worked together on a series of creative projects, beginning soon after meeting in 1969, as students at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Co-founders of the recording firm, Bridge Records, Inc., the Starobins have overseen the production of more than 500 recordings ranging from solo recitals to grand opera. The Bridge catalog has been the recipient of three Grammy awards, and 32 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations, and the Starobins have been honored with ASCAP’s Deems Taylor Award, and the Cannes/MIDEM Classical Award.
Becky Starobin was trained as a violinist and began her professional life as a teacher at New York University and as founder of the Suzuki string program at The Third Street Settlement School. She became the President of Bridge Records, Inc. in 2005. In 2011, she was approached by Danish composer Poul Ruders, who asked her to write a libretto for an opera based on a story by the Brothers Grimm. After writing a scenario for a two-act opera, she collaborated with husband David Starobin on the libretto for The Thirteenth Child.
David Starobin is an acclaimed classical guitarist, recordings producer, writer and filmmaker. Nominated for Grammy Awards as guitarist, mandolinist and as “Classical Producer of the Year”, Starobin is a much revered teacher at the Manhattan School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music. His recent film String Trio, Los Angeles 1946, focuses on Arnold Schoenberg’s seminal masterpiece, and was filmed in the composer’s Los Angeles home.