Robert is the musical director or The Philomusica of London which changed it’s name from the Boyd Neel Orchestra in 1958 originally founded in 1935. The Philomusica of London merged with The Soloists Ensemble in 2005.

Among the Boyd Neel Orchestra’s first recordings are Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Vaughan Williams and the Simple Symphony by Benjamin Britten. Neel conducted the first music heard in the new Glyndebourne opera house in 1934, in private performances.

In 1937, Neel and his orchestra were invited to the Salzburg Festival, for which Neel commissioned Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge. The orchestra toured Great Britain and Europe until 1939 which ceased due to the war.

Beginning in 1947 the Boyd Neel Orchestra embarked on a series of world tours playing in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, and appearing in festivals such as Edinburgh and Aix-en-Provence. Neel published a book about these experiences in 1950 called The Story of an Orchestra.
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Conductor & String Orchestra Specialist. Concert at St. John’s Smith Square, London
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Individual Violin and Viola Lessons

Setting a well structured programme of study in relaxed friendly surroundings.

It is vitally important to tailor a programme of development suitable to each student. Not everyone will become concert violinists but everyone can enjoy the learning process.

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Chamber Music Coaching

Chamber Music is a very important element of learning to become a good all round musician.

Where possible I like to include students in a chamber music programme performing with other students. Coached chamber music helps develop a strong understanding of ensemble

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For students who have lost their way and are not sure how to take things to the next level.

Mentoring really helps students who have lost direction in their studies and need another ear to discuss options . Talking to someone with experience in the field is vital.

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Music College, NYO & NCO Preparation

If you would like to discuss any option, please give me a call and I will be happy to talk you through the possibilities. The pros and cons and the best way to prepare for auditions.