Calum Robertson: Clarinet
John Kitchen: Piano
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Concert featuring Carl Maria von Weber’s 1st clarinet concerto and Johann Melchior Molter’s 1st clarinet concerto played on the Eb clarinet. There will also be clarinet excerpts and introductions to various orchestral music including Ravel’s Bolero and Daphnis and Chloe, Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel and Mendelsohnn Midsummer Nights Dream.
Calum Robertson is a Live Music Now Scotland artist and a BMus and MMus
(Perf) graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland having studied with John
Cushing (former Principal RSNO).
He freelances with the SCO, BBC Phil, SNJO, and has appeared as Guest
Principal with the CBSO, RNS and the RSNO. He played with The David Patrick
Ensemble and recorded “The Jazz Rites of Spring” winning a Scottish Culture
award in 2016.
Calum is a member of Sirocco Winds; a wind quintet made up of RCS graduates.
He is part of the soprano and clarinet duo with Scottish soprano Sally Carr and
have recently commissioned several new works including works with piano.
In January 2010 he performed Nielsen's clarinet concerto with the BBC SSO as
part of a joint scheme with the RCS and in February that year he was interviewed
and broadcast Sir James MacMillan's solo work From Galloway on BBC Radio 3.
In January 2014 he was awarded The Harriet Cohen Memorial Award resulting in
a new commission for clarinet and choir by Claire McCue called Kneeling which
he recorded with Old Saint Paul’s choir, Edinburgh.
As organist, Calum is Assistant Director of Music at Old Saint Paul’s, Episcopal
Church and has played continuo with RNS and SCO. In September 2018 he
became director of The Edinburgh University Singers.
Calum has commissioned and premiered many works including “Prey” Claire
McCue, “Song of Solomon” Tom Cunningham, “Twitch” Tim Miles and “Hot
Chocolate” Kyle Berry.