BIOGRAPHY

Rob Roberts (b. 1996) studies composition at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Coming from an artistic family, he has been brought up surrounded by music. Born in Marple, a small town on the Cheshire/Manchester border, he performed as part of Marple Hall School Concert band,  Wind Band, Swing Band and Choir. At Xaverian 6th Form College, he was in the Orchestra, Choir, Big Band and many other smaller ensembles. He began composing after studying with Matthew Sergeant, and performing as part of the Experimental music group. He plays electric and acoustic guitar, bass, trombone and piano alongside an eclectic mix of unusual instruments (Kalimba, Balalaika Autoharp, Melodica, Valve and Soprano Trombone).
 He has composed music for various ensembles and players including: The Schubert Ensemble, Thallein+, RBC Creative Ensemble, RBC Alternative Orchestra, NSGSO Concert Band, Avesta Saxophone Quartet, Carnelian Saxophone Quartet and Rupture. Being at the Conservatoire has provided him with an opportunity to present his own compositions at various concerts throughout UK and also the Frontiers Festival, New Music North West and Flatpack Film Festival
He has had the opportunity to perform at the Royal Albert Hall through Folk Ensemble as part of the Music for Youth Festival and to perform twice at Disneyland Paris. He has performed as part of the National Scout and Guide Symphony Orchestra, Big Band and Concert Band for two years. As well as toured Britain with the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble and Germany, Holland and France with Oxford University Brass Band. He had the opportunity to perform at the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland and has performed as part of the band in The Wedding Singer(YOBOS) and Marple Gang Show as well as composing/arranging and performing for The Hostage(directed by Jake Murray, performed by Birmingham School of Acting) . 
He is a proficient dancer in Tap, Ballet, Spanish, Modern, Jazz and National. He has choreographed dances for the Marple Gang Show as well as performed at Sadlers Wells Theatre in London and the Plaza in Stockport. He has performed improvised work with musicians at the Conservatoire. Music and Scouting have provided him with some wonderful adventures. He has summited Mount Fuji whilst on the Nippon Jamboree, and has given an impromptu concert at a Japanese senior citizens centre.
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