Robin's Orchestral bookings include …
BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, English Philharmonia, Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, Heritage Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Mozart Festival Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Senbla Concert Orchestra, The Novello Orchestra, Watford Philharmonic, Worthing Symphony Orchestra.
- Orchestras (Opera/Ballet):
English National Ballet, English National Opera Orchestra, JB Management, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Thames Festival Orchestra.
- Chamber Orchestras:
Bath Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, New Mozart Ensemble, New Mozart Orchestra, Pro-Arte, Thames Sinfonia.
- Chamber Ensembles:
- Chamber Groups:
Fifth Quadrant, Trafalgar Sinfonia.
- Festivals/Festival Orchestras:
Shipley Arts Festival.
other items of interest …
- BBC Concert Orchestra (including 'The Hunt' Soundtrack)
- Royal Ballet Sinfonia
- Lizzy Parks
- Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
- Brand New Heavies
- Aberystwyth International Music-Fest
- Britten Pears Chamber Orchestra
- British Philharmonic Orchestra
- Cardiff Bay Orchestra
- Chelsea Opera Group
- Dartington Festival Orchestra
- Lake District Summer Music String Orchestra
- National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
- New Orpheus Ensemble (leader)
- New Sussex Opera
- Orquesta Filarmonica de Santiago
- Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
- St. Endellion Festival Orchestra
- Trinity College of Music String Ensemble
- University of Bristol Symphony Orchestra (leader)
- Watford Philharmonic
- Young Janacek Orchestra
As a chamber musician, Robin has also played in the Blackheath String Quartet and Bella Court Piano Trio.
Robin is a versatile violinist, with extensive experience working in symphonic, opera, ballet and chamber orchestras, and in session work. Robin is currently on trial with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Born and educated in London, Robin studied with Diana Cummings and Simon Blendis on a scholarship at Trinity College of Music, graduating with Distinction. He then took a job in Chile as 1st Violin in the Orquesta Filarmonica de Santiago, before returning to England and trials with English National Opera, BBC Concert Orchestra, and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
- Trinity College of Music, Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Violin Performance (with Distinction), 2004 - 2006
- Trinity College of Music, Postgraduate Diploma in Violin Performance (2003 - 2004)
- University of Bristol, BA Honours (2.1), 1999 - 2002
Dulwich College (1991 - 1988)
Prizes and Awards
- Vivian Joseph Classical Concerto Competition, Finalist (2005)
- Jeejeebhoy Prize for String Playing (2004)
- Vera Kantrovich Competition for Solo Strings, Finalist (2003)
- Cavatina Trust Chamber Music Competition, Audience Prize Winner with the Bella Court Piano Trio (2004)
- Cavatina Trust Chamber Music Competition, Finalist with the Amazonas Quartet (2004 and 2005)
- Guildhall Recital Certificate with Honours (1995)
- Diana Cummings
- Simon Blendis
Masterclasses and Coaching
- Ivry Gitlis
- Gordan Nikolitch
- Macjej Rakovski
- Kazuki Sawa
- Vellinger Quartet
- Wihan Quartet
- Schubert Ensemble
- Szymanowsky Quartet
- Menuhin Festival Piano Quartet
Robin joined Morgensterns in March 2008
Robin's web profile was last updated 13th Dec 2019