At the age of five I was playing the piano and composing music. Following my studies at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and the Royal College of Music where I studied for a B.Mus in Musical Composition I joined the National Jazz Youth Orchestra.
After 3 years of performing and touring I started my career in the UK, USA, Japan and Australia as a professional session musician working with some great names on some iconic albums. I have arranged and conducted orchestral and contemporary music establishing myself as one of the industries most versatile keyboard players.
Conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
.The 2 Cellos - 'Score `` with the LSO - Arranger, Conductor, Programming
Elvis -The Wonder of You with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra -Arranger, Conductor
Aretha Franklin -Symphonic with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Roy Orbison -Symphonic with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Ball-Alfie Boe -Together - Orchestrating
Andrea Bocelli - Cieli Di Toscana - Composer, Arranger, Producer
Elvis Presley - IF I Can Dream with the RPO - Arranger, Conductor, Piano
Elvis Presley -The Xmas album with the RPO - Arranger, Conductor
Jackie Evancho -Together We Stand -2017 US Inauguration -Arranger, Conductor
James Morrison - I Wont Let you Go - Arranger, Conductor
Luciano Pavarotti - Ti Adoro - Composer
One Direction - My Favorite Things (advert) - Arranger, Programmer
Enrique - Hero - Arranger, Conductor, Piano
Daniel Beddingfield - If You're Not The One - Arranger, Conductor
Cher - Believe - Are You Strong Enough - Arranger, Conductor
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells 1 ( Piano version) - Arranger
What A Girl Wants (Movie) Colin Firth - Producer
Ella Henderson - If You’re Not The One - Arranger, Conductor
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells 1/2/3 and Millennium Bell - Musical Director, Conductor
Olly Murs - Hand on Heart - Arranger
John Barry - The Living Daylights - Keyboards
Burt Bacharach - Carola -Producer - Arranger, Conductor
Lionel Ritchie - Renaissance - Arranger, Conductor
Rod Stewart/Mary J Blige - Human - Arranger, Conductor
Angela Gheorghiu - Your Name - Arranger
Roberto Alagna - The Christmas Album - Arranger, Conductor, Piano
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Pride ‘n Politix- Changes
Pavarotti Foundation - Carnegie Hall
The London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony
Urban Knights - The Rose
Gladys Knight - All of my Love
Passcia Cantata for Soloists /choir and orch
What A Girl Wants(Movie) Colin Firth
Michael Crawford -Journey To Bethlehem
Dina Carroll- Escaping
Michael Ball - Movies
Britain’s Got Talent 2013
XFactor -Television Program
Elaine Paige - Stages ,Love Hurts
Earth ,Wind and Fire - Stand
The Rockmelons - Tales of the City
Al Jarreau- Hearts Horizon
Edward Lear - A Musical Collection of Nonsense
Philip Bailey/Phil Collins
J. Chrochetiere -Who’s Gonna Love Me
Five Star - All Fall Down
Michael Crawford Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber
Hall and Oates
Dina Carroll - Escaping
Margaret Urlich - Safety in Numbers - Escaping
Was not Was
Lucio Battista - Don Giovanni - L'Apperenza
WHO I'VE WORKED WITH
.Robin has composed music that has been performed and recorded by some great classical artists. Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Roberto Alagna, Mike Oldfield and Angela Gheorghui.
He has composed many choral works, this includes a Cantata- 'Passcia' as well as numerous instrumental collections.
Conducting the London Symphony Orchestra at Air Studios
.I have produced Andrea Bocelli -Il Cieli di Toscana (Tuscan Skies) Robeto Alagna -The Christmas Album with the London Symphony Orchestra ,The soundtrack for 'What A Girl Wants' featuring Colin Firth Pride'N Politix -Changes for Atlantic Records Lucio Battisti -L'apparenza ,Margaret Urlich Chameleon Dreams and Safety in Numbers, The Rockmelons-Tales of the City ,The Pasadenas and many other artists .
.As a Contemporary Composer I have been awarded the coveted ASCAP award in the USA as well as numerous top ten 10 chart successes worldwide. I had a top 3 single with Escaping recorded by Dina Carroll and top 5 in the USA with Five Star as well as numerous successes in Australia, Japan, Italy and France. Some of the noteworthy collaborations have been with Burt Bacharach, Wayne Hector, Maurice White, Allee Willis, Mike Oldfield and composed as an artist on the original Classic Chillout Albums.
Conducting Elvis with the RPO featuring Priscilla Presley 2016
.I was a Musical Director at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games performing and conducting Tubular Bells alongside Mike Oldfield. In 2016 I conducted, arranged, and was the musical director the Uk tour of the 'If I Can Dream' throughout the UK and including the 02 . Subsequently we have now toured throughout Europe and most recently in the US culminating in the concert performed in Memphis to celebrate the 40th year of his passing.
I have directed numerous events including worldwide concerts and tours for Mike Oldfield, Elaine Paige, Jose Carreras performing and conducting at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Original score for Enrique's ``Hero ``
.I've been lucky enough to take all my knowledge of different musical styles along with my passion for creating new things to forge a successful career as an Arranger. Currently you can hear a brand new Elvis Presley entitled 'The Wonder of You ' the follow up album to the highly successful 'If I Can Dream 'Album both recorded with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra featuring a great duet with Michael Buble singing Fever. I had the fortune of arranging and conducting these albums.
Enrique -Hero, Cher -Are you Strong Enough, Daniel Beddingfield-If You're Not the One were all huge chart successes
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Other great artists have included Rod Stewart,Tina Turner,Ella Henderson, Lionel Ritchie ,Burt Bacharach, Mary J. Blige, Hall and Oates, Final Fantasy 12, Sissel, Angela Gheorghui, Earth,Wind and Fire and numerous others worldwide.
Conducting The London Session Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios
.I love conducting and have had the honour of collaborating with some of the best orchestras in the world. The Royal Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestras being my favourites, although the session of orchestras which are assembled for specific projects can create some amazing recordings when the finest musicians are there to perform your arrangement.
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