Robert hails from North Wales and is a professional conductor, concert presenter, artistic director and teacher with a breadth of communication and interpersonal skills.
An advocate of new music, Robert has conducted significant world premières which include working with the Orchestra of Opera North in Kevin Malone’s Violin Concerto and NEW Sinfonia in Rebecca Dale’s Requiem Materna and Paul Mealor’s Symphony No.2. He was selected by Kirill Karabits to work with the Britten Pears Orchestra in their Young Artists’ Programme.
As Artistic Director and co-founder of NEW Sinfonia, orchestra in residence at the North Wales International Music Festival, Robert has worked with leading professional soloists including Tamsin Waley Cohen, Federico Colli and Raphael Wallfisch and has led education workshops featured by the BBC. A committed advocate of collaborative working, Robert leads an evolving partnership with Welsh National Opera and is grateful to the Arts Council of Wales for their support in his vision to create a partnership with Disability Arts Cymru.
As a guest conductor Robert works regularly with Manchester Camerata where he has performed with trumpet virtuoso Tine Thing Helseth, recorded for Sony Playstation and performed for Manchester International Festival. Passionate about audience and community engagement, Robert is a skilled concert presenter, animateur and education workshop leader in a range of settings from schools to care homes in cities and rural communities.
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Memorial by Professor John Casken.
Recorded by the Cosmo Singers at the University of Manchester
Conducted by Robert Guy with soloists Katie Emmanuel and Alex Hopkins.
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