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Robin Hutt BMus(Hons) Edin PGDip(RCM) FISM

 

Robin is a classical pianist and piano tutor based in Edinburgh. He is an experienced recital and concerto soloist, orchestral and ensemble musician, and specialist instrumental teacher.

Education

Born in Manchester, Robin attended the Manchester Grammar School, studying Maths, Further Maths and Physics alongside Music. He studied piano from the age of eleven with Simon Bottomley of Chetham’s School of Music. Robin was awarded the Sir Thomas Beecham Instrumental Scholarship to study music at the University of Edinburgh, from where he graduated with a first class honours degree, studying with Audrey Innes. Subsequently he was awarded places at the Royal College of Music (RCM) to study piano, and at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) to study composition. Having won a Fraser Scholarship and awards from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Robin went on to study piano with John Blakely at the RCM.

Awards

Robin was a prolific award winner in the local festival and national competition circuit, and has won prestigious prizes including the Joan Davies award in the Royal Over-Seas League Competition, two awards in the Utrecht International Piano Competition, and the Tovey Memorial Prize from the University of Edinburgh. Studies at the RCM were undertaken with a Fraser Scholarship and awards from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

Recitals and Concerts

Robin has given recitals in concert halls and cathedrals throughout the UK and Europe. He has played at the Royal Albert Hall, Purcell Room, St Martins-in-the-Fields, and St James’ Piccadilly in London. He has appeared in recital at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, and has performed regularly to critical acclaim in the Edinburgh Festival. Robin has recorded for Radio, and appears on the soundtrack of a BAFTA and Oscar nominated film.

Concertos and Orchestral work

Robin has worked across Scotland with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as an orchestral pianist and celeste player, and has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Scottish Sinfonia three times, performing the Grieg concerto, Rachmaninov’s second concerto, and the Rachmaninov- Paganini variations. He has made further concerto appearances with University Chamber and Symphony Orchestras, with whom he has also played as timpanist and principal percussionist.

As an experienced concert pianist, Robin puts performance at the heart of his teaching.

It is a duty of the professional musician to pass on what they themselves have had the privilege of being taught. Robin is much in demand as a piano tutor, and is currently on the instrumental staff at George Watson’s College and St George’s School for Girls Edinburgh. He teaches all levels of pupils from the earliest beginner, through the ABRSM and TCL examination systems, to Grade 8 and Diploma standard pupils, University and College music students and adult learners. Robin is a fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM).

 

As an experienced concert pianist, Robin puts performance at the heart of his teaching. The draw of live performance compels us to appreciate that our experience is not limited to the auditory, but is also visual music theatre, the presentation of art in real time and a physical circus which, as pianists are encumbered by tradition to do, is often performed without the safety-net of the musical score.

 

Through informal performance platforms and formal concerts, pupils are encouraged to become comfortable with the performing environment from the youngest age, and helped to develop an approach to their own learning which will allow their work to flourish on the concert platform, whether in examinations, assessments, competitions, festivals or concerts.

 

Robin maintains additional interests in composing and arranging, and in his second study of timpani and percussion. He has trained to be a qualified paraglider pilot, and has twice run marathons for Macmillan Cancer Support. He is married to Soprano Emma Morwood, and lives near Edinburgh with their son Lucas and daughter Orla.

 

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Robin Hutt playing piano over shoulder

 

Paganini variation 15
(Rachmaninov)

 

Robin Hutt and Scottish Sinfonia
(live concert performance)

Robin Hutt playing piano keyboard bw

 

Paganini variation 18
(Rachmaninov)

 

Robin Hutt and Scottish Sinfonia
(live concert performance)

Robin Hutt playing piano bw

 

Paganini variation 19-22
(Rachmaninov)

 

Robin Hutt and Scottish Sinfonia
(live concert performance)

Robin Hutt playing piano keyboard

 

Harmonies du Soir
(Liszt)

 

Robin Hutt and Tzigane 2
(live concert performance)