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Robin Ashwell



Cool Music

Hilary Skewes Ltd (Buick Productions)
London Metropolitan Orchestra
English Session Orchestra
Justin Pearson

Films include: Harry Potter VII, Brave, The Awakening, Everybody’s Fine, Love’s Kitchen

TV include: Downton Abbey, Birdsong, Land Girls, Judge John Deed, Poirot, Stephen Hawking – The Grand Design, 
                 Howard Goodall’s Story of Music

Albums include: Paul McCartney, Rox, Rhydian, Karl Jenkins, The Hours
Adverts include: Guinness, P&O, Thomson


London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
London Chamber Orchestra

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
European Union Baroque Orchestra - principal


Sacconi Quartet – Founder Member (2001 - )

  • Recitals throughout UK and Europe, including: Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Cheltenham Festival, Buxton Festival, Aldeburgh Music, Queens Hall Edinburgh
  • Vienna Musikverein, Amsterdam Muziekgebouw, Madrid Auditorio Nacional de Música
  • Regular broadcasts on Radio 3 and Classic FM, live and recorded
  • CDs on Sacconi Records, Naxos, Signum and Champs Hill Records
  • Premieres by Gyorgy Kurtag, John McCabe, John Metcalf, Alun Hoddinott, Graham Fitkin, Paul Patterson, Gwilym Simcock, Tim Garland, Robin Holloway, Stephen Deazley


Walton Viola Concerto

Berlioz Harold in Italy
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante
Elis Pehkonen Viola Concerto


Chamber/Orchestral Coaching
Royal College of Music 
Imperial College, London – Ensemble in Residence
MusicFest Aberystwyth   
Chetham’s School of Music
Wigmore Hall String Quartet Masterclasses      

2004 to present
2008 to present
Viola tuition
Sevenoaks School
RNCM Masterclass 
Royal College of Music, Junior Dept - Deputy List         
Viola tutor, MusicFest Aberystwyth     
Private students  

2010 to present
2009 to present
2008 to present
2003 to present


International Musicians’ Seminar and masterclasses in London - 2006-2011
Quartet studies with Gabor Takacs-Nagy and Ferenc Rados

Royal College of Music           PG Diploma in Advanced Performance - 2002-2003
Teachers: Andriy Viytovych and Annette Isserlis

Royal College of Music           PG Diploma in Performance with Distinction - 2001-2002
Teachers: Andriy Viytovych and Annette Isserlis

Royal College of Music           BMus(Hons) First Class - 1997-2001
Teachers: Ian Jewel, Jan Schlapp and Catherine Mackintosh


London International String Quartet Competition, triple prize winners  - 2006

Trondheim International String Quartet Competition, First Prize - 2005
Tagore Gold Medal (RCM) - 2003
Cecil Aronowitz Prize (RCM) - 2002



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Viola, Violin

Sacconi Quartet