Laredo and Robinson are married to each other, and are two-thirds of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio.
"The appointment of Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson to the School of Music faculty represents an enormous addition to the prestige and luster of the already world-class faculty of the strings department," said Lawrence Hurst, chair of the school's string department. "When the department discussed the possibility of having Jaime and Sharon to Bloomington as colleagues, the reaction was instantaneous and overwhelmingly positive. We look forward with great anticipation to welcoming this truly internationally acclaimed musical couple to Bloomington."
The appointment of Laredo is part of IU's Commitment to Excellent program, which is intended to add four leading musicians to the faculty of the school of music. Pianist Andr_ Watts joined the faculty last year.
Laredo has a long association with Indianapolis. He studied with the late Josef Gingold, who taught at IU, and since 1994 has been president of the jury for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, which Gingold founded.
A member of the faculty of the Curtis Institute since 1971, Laredo is also conductor of the New York String Orchestra, an ensemble of elite student musicians.