|This is an archived web page from 2011. For current information, visit Robert Hodge’s website at http://www.robert-hodge.com.|
Robert is the Musical Director of the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Genesis Chorale and the East Regional Orchestra of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. In the past season he has conducted the Royal College of Music Junior Department, King’s College London Symphony Orchestra, Suffolk Sinfonia and Havant Symphony Orchestra, with whom he is the current holder of the Bob Harding Bursary for Young Conductors. From April 2013 Robert will succeed Adrian Brown as the Musical Director of Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra.
Born in Pembrokeshire, Robert read music at Royal Holloway, University of London where he studied piano with James Kirby, violin with Alex Wood, and conducting with Levon Parikian. Following a period as a teacher he was awarded a full scholarship, funded by the H R Taylor Trust, to the Royal College of Music. At the RCM he studied conducting with Peter Stark and Robin O’Neill and directed performances with orchestras and chamber ensembles.
Robert is passionate about the education of young musicians and along with the NCO and RCMJD, he conducts at Twyford C of E High School, Ealing Schools Symphony Orchestra and teaches at Pangbourne College. From September Robert will conduct the orchestra at Wimbledon High School.
When time allows Robert works as a keyboard player, performing mainly as a chamber musician and accompanist. He spent six years as accompanist for Pangbourne Choral Society and has been the orchestral pianist for the European Union Youth Orchestra, with whom he toured Europe in 2011. At the RCM he studied Harpsichord with Terence Charlston.
Visit his website at http://www.robert-hodge.com for more information.