Native Pennsylvanian Robert Warner began his musical studies on piano and violin at a young age with faculty of Bucknell University. He holds bachelors degrees in music and mathematics from the University of Rochester and became interested in historical performance while exploring the harpsichord and baroque violin at the Eastman School of Music as a college student. Robert then studied harpsichord extensively with Arthur Haas at Stony Brook University, earning masters and doctoral degrees, before being accepted into Juilliard's Historical Performance program. At Juilliard he continued his studies with Peter Sykes, Richard Egarr and Beatrice Martin and performed under William Christie, Jordi Savall and others, on both harpsichord and baroque viola. Robert now resides in New York City where he continues to be an active performer and teacher. He is the founder, director and harpsichordist of the period-instrument string ensemble New Amsterdam Consort.