Robin Pharo, started the viola da gamba at 5 with Jean Louis Charbonnier, Caroline Howald, Ariane Maurette and Christophe Coin at the Music and Dance’s National Conservatory of Paris, where he obtained a Master Degree. He is a founder member of the Quartet Nevermind with whom he won the third prize and the special festival prize at the Van Wassenaer competition in Utrecht. In 2019, Nevermind has been invited to play all over Europe, in Russia, in Iceland and USA and has recorded two discs, Conversations (2016) and Quatuors Parisiens (2017) with Alpha Classic Label. He has already worked with conductors such as Sigiswald Kuijken, Paul Agnew and Olivier Schneebeli. He played with the actor Benjamin Lazar in the show L’Autre Monde ou les états et Empires de la lune and has been engaged in numerous early music bands such as Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre), La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy (Jean-Claude Malgoire), Capriccio Stravagante (Skip Sempé), ensemble Desmarest (Ronan Khalil), ensemble La Rêveuse (Florence Bolton et Benjamin Perrot), ensemble Marguerite-Louise (Gaétan Jarry), La Tempête (Simon-Pierre Bestion de Camboulas), ensemble Maja (Bianca Chillemi), Vox Luminis (Lionel Meunier), ensemble Gilles Binchois (Dominique Vellard), La Capella Mediterranea (Leonardo Garcia Alarcon), ensemble Sagittarius (Michel Laplénie), L'Achéron (François Joubert-Caillet), ensemble Stravaganza (Domitille Gilon & Thomas Soltani) etc.
Robin Pharo recorded for the label Paraty the disc L'Anonyme Parisien, devoted to the virtuosic viola da gamba pieces composed by Charles Dollé. In 2017, he creates the ensemble Près de votre oreille (Near Your Ear). In June 2018, with the collaboration of the Entente Cordiale's Cultural Center, ensemble Près de votre oreille has recorded his first CD, entitled Come Sorrow and dedicated to English Elizabethan music, at the Elizabethan Theatre in Hardelot.
Passionate by the inventive music and the unlimited possibilities of the viola da gamba, Robin Pharo worked with Jazz band such as The Jungles Key and Note Forget the Project. He collaborates with the choregrapher Thierry Thieu Niang and composes the music of the show Au Cœur, programmed at the festival d’Avignon, in 2016. In 2018, he will perform in the show Romances Inciertos, created by the dancer François Chaignaud and the stage manager Nino Laisné. He works presently with contemporary composers such as Philippe Hersant (with whom he creates Hypnos), Rika Suzuki, Yassen Vodenitcharov and Jean-Marc Chouvel (with whom he creates Les Trois ailes du papillon). He also loves improvising in different styles, and in April 2012, he’s invited to accompany Bobby McFerrin, at the Châtelet Theater, in Paris.