Elspeth Robertson

Elspeth Robertson is a recorder and baroque oboe performer based in London. She studied as a scholar at the Royal College of Music with Ashley Solomon and Julien Feltrin. She graduated with a first class Bachelors of Music and a Masters in Historical Performance with Distinction. Previous to this she studied Recorder and Bassoon at the Junior Royal Academy of Music for seven years with Barbara Law and Pete Harrison where she won the Junior Wind Prize in her final year.

At the age of fifteen she won the title of 'Young Musician of the Year' in both Maidstone and Dover areas. That same year she won the Marlow Concerto competition, The Harrow Concerto competition and three years later came 2nd in the International Eidsteddfod competition.

 

As a solo and chamber musician, she has performed across Europe and beyond - Italy, France, Austria, Holland, Denmark and Australia. She has performed on recorder and baroque oboe at The Wigmore Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, St. John's Smith Square, St. Martins in the Fields, The Purcell Room, The Royal Albert Hall with pop band 'Metronomy',  The Cadogan Hall live on BBC proms directed by Sir Roger Norrington and was one of five baroque soloists in residence at The Handel House Museum alongside fellow Palisander member Caoimhe in 2015.

 

She performs regularly with Florilegium and is featured as a concerto soloist aside Ashley Solomon in their Disc of Brandenburg Concertos. She has also recorded with Eboracum Baroque for their disc 'Music for Wimpole' and appears as solo recorder player on the Amici Voices latest CD of Bach Cantatas.

Aside from performing she is a keen and active teacher. She is currently completing her 5th and final year of training in the Suzuki method. Having grown up herself in a musical household she learnt initially by ear at first and having discovered the method later on believes it is fantastic start for any age of learning.