Robin Browning is an established conductor, performer and music-educator. Praised as an “expert musician & conductor” by Sir Charles Mackerras, he is a passionate advocate for music and for the arts in general. Since making his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London’s Barbican, Robin has conducted the Hallé, English Northern Philharmonia, Northern Sinfonia, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, St Petersburg Festival Orchestra, and Estonian National Youth Orchestra. He made his US debut in 2011 with the Boise Philharmonic, and recently assisted Sakari Oramo for the UK Premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Since taking second prize in the NAYO Conducting Competition, and winning the inaugural Boosey & Hawkes Award at the Edinburgh Festival, Robin is now firmly established as music director of three British orchestras – the highly-regarded de Havilland Philharmonic, Havant Chamber Orchestra and són, a brand new professional orchestra founded by Robin. són’s inaugural concert – ‘Sibelius Unwrapped’ presented by Robin and pianist David Owen Norris – took place at Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton, the orchestra’s home, in November 2015.
Passionately committed to the training of younger musicians, Robin has guest-conducted orchestras at both Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Guildhall School of Music, and works regularly with young conductors at the University of Southampton. In 2008 he was involved in the Barbican Young Orchestra project, preparing the inaugural orchestra for Sir Colin Davis. Robin is also dedicated to contemporary music and recordings: since making his first professional studio-recording in 2008, he has released three more – all are available from iTunes and Amazon.