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.
Canterbury Orchestra Spring Concert: Classical Masterworks
7.30pm, Saturday 14th March 2020, Colyer-Fergusson Hall
Tickets £15 and £8
Mozart: Divertimento K.136
Haydn: Notturno no.4
Mozart: Symphony no.31 (The Paris)
Beethoven: Symphony no.7
Andrew Lowen; Conductor
Molly Richetta; Leader
Canterbury Orchestra presents works by the three most influential composers of the Classical Period, beginning with early compositions by Haydn and Mozart which represent mainstream popular music of the day and are both charming and witty. Mozart’s Divertimento in the style of an Italian Sinfonia features the string section of the Orchestra whilst Haydn’s Notturno is arranged for wind instruments. Mozart’s Symphony no.31 was written during a stay in Paris and the instrumentation reflects his access to larger orchestras — it was his first symphony to include clarinets. Beethoven produced his 7th Symphony whilst convalescing in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice & is known for its use of rhythmic figures and tonal subtlety.
Details of forthcoming concerts are also listed in the Events Diary of the Canterbury Arts Council website and on the Orchestra's Facebook page.