Robin Wilson was born in Canterbury in 1981 and started playing violin at the age of five. Early lessons took place at Kent Music School and he toured extensively with local groups and orchestras. In 1999, Robin went to Birmingham Conservatoire to study under Philippe Graffin, Peter Thomas and Clive Lander. There he led both Conservatoire Sinfonia and Symphony Orchestras, and completed his Bachelor of Music degree with honours.
After working with a variety of orchestras and groups (including Canterbury based rock band, Waterhorse), he then went on to further his musical training at the Royal Academy of Music, studying under Mateja Marinkovic, and graduated with merit in the summer of 2009.
Based in Canterbury, he teaches violin at Christchurch University, The King’s School, Rochester, and is currently on trial with RTE National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, Ireland. Robin will be featured playing the Bruch Violin Concerto in the Orchestra's Spring Concert on March 27th 2010.
Robin plays on a violin made by Bennettini of Milan, c. 1860.
Sat 25th November 2017, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets available from the Gulbenkian Box Office at £15 and £8 for students and children
Glinka: Ruslan & Ludmilla
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (soloist Christopher Weston, piano)
Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Andrew Lowen conductor
Our final concert of the year carries forward the focus of the Spring Concert on music from the great Russian Romantic composers, beginning with the overture from Glinka’s second opera, a rumbustious piece said to have been inspired by the clatter of cutlery at a court wedding! We are delighted to welcome back Christopher Weston to play Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, a concertante work for solo piano and orchestra comprising 24 variations on the last of Paganini’s Caprices for solo violin. The concluding work will be Moussorgsky’s Picture at an Exhibition, inspired by the paintings of his friend Victor Hartmann.
Details of forthcoming concerts are also listed in the Events Diary of the Canterbury Arts Council website and on the Orchestra's Facebook page.