Elspeth Robertson (recorders)
Elspeth Robertson has recently graduated with a Masters degree from The Royal College of Music. After gaining a first class honours for her BMus degree in 2012 she decided to continue her studies as a scholar supported by the South Square Trust and The Hilary Douglas Award specialising in Historical Performance. Whilst there Recorder and Baroque Oboe were studied with Ashley Solomon, Julien Fetrin and Gail Hennessy.
As a Music Scholar and Head Chorister at Dover College Elspeth won both the Dover and Maidstone ‘Young Musician of the Year’ titles, the Canterbury Marlowe concerto competition and Harrow Concerto Competition in 2007. Alongside school Elspeth studied Recorder with Barbara Law and Bassoon with Pete Harrison at the Junior Royal Academy of Music for seven years, winning the Wind Prize there in 2007. During her time at the Royal College Elspeth has appeared as both concerto soloist and Principle Baroque oboe player with the RCM Baroque orchestra in tours to Sydney, Versailles, Montpellier, Rome, Venice and performed at the BBC Proms under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington in 2012.
She performed as a soloist to Prince Charles at his annual visit that same year and gave a concert at Buckingam Palace in September 2014 with her chamber ensemble. Whilst enjoying both solo and orchestral playing she also very much enjoys chamber music. Her Recorder quartet ‘Audite Nova’ is formed of past and present players from the RCM. They have appeared at both the Royal Albert Hall and Paris Olympia Stadium with the Mercury Award nominated band ‘Metronomy’, recording tracks for them on Vinyl and won the Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize at The Royal Academy of Music in 2012.
Elspeth has recently performed and recorded Bach’s Brandenburg No.4 Concerto with the internationally renowned ensemble ‘Florilegium’. As both solo recorder player and chamber musician she has also appeared at many London venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, St. Johns Smiths Square and St. Martin-in-the-Fields.