Robert is proud to be Director of the University of Manchester’s elite undergraduate conducting programme, Head of Choral Programmes and Director of Ensembles. In these roles he has been involved in several prestigious projects including at the BBC Proms as Assistant Conductor to Simon Halsey and the BBC Proms Youth Choir. At Huddersfield University he devised and now delivers two BMus courses teaching and mentoring students with particular focus on equipping aspiring music teachers with conducting skills to build their confidence in directing ensembles.


Robert is currently Principal Guest Conductor to Stockport Symphony Orchestra where he has co-presented concerts with Lindsay Russell (Blue Peter). He is Principal Conductor to the Orchestra of Square Chapel.


Frequently in demand as an empathetic and committed conductor of youth orchestras, Robert has been invited to conduct at APAC Orchestra Festival - Vietnam and has recently led projects for AMIS - Salzburg, Haileybury Astana - Kazakhstan, NLCS - South Korea, Pro Corda at Cadogan Hall and the National Youth Orchestra of Wales

New sinfonia

As the Artistic Director of NEW Sinfonia, Robert is passionate about community engagement and leads education workshops which have been featured by the BBC. Robert is currently leading a partnership with Disability Arts Cymru to create a disabled musicians network across North Wales. 

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