Helensburgh Oratorio Choir is a charity registered in Scotland, number: SC003942.

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Accompanist - Anne Robertson

 

Biography

Anne Robertson studied piano and violin at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the RCS) in Glasgow, graduating in 1987 with a BA in Music Performance. She also studied French and German at Glasgow University gaining an MA Joint Honours degree in 1997, and later an FTCL Post-Graduate level, solo piano recital diploma in 2015.

She initially worked as a freelance ballet accompanist for The Dance School of Scotland and was an official accompanist for Glasgow Music Festival from  2005-12, and for Ayrshire Music Festival.
In freelance work, she has been a regular accompanist for vocal and instrumental grade and diploma level examinations.

She has also performed as a soloist, duo and chamber musician.

 

Since 2017, Anne has been an accompanist for the vocal ensemble Scottish Voices, directed by composer Graham Hair - Emeritus Professor of Music at Glasgow University - giving performances at the annual Musica Scottica conference in Stirling from 2017-19 featuring works by Graham Hair, Hamish McCunn and Hans Gal. At the 2019 conference, she performed the solo Piano Sonata by Scottish composer Sir James Macmillan as part of his 60th birthday celebrations, in the presence of the composer. 

In 2019, she accompanied Scottish Voices working in collaboration with Russkaya Capella, Glasgow’s Russian choir, in a performance in Glasgow University Chapel, as part of the West End Festival, featuring the first UK performance of the cantata John of Damascus by Taneyev.  

Further performances with Scottish Voices have taken place at the Animusic conferences in 2017 & 2018, held in Porto and Caldas de Rainha in Portugal.  

 

Anne has enjoyed a long relationship with Helensburgh Oratorio Choir and has been their rehearsal pianist since 2004.

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