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Emma Versteeg

Robin Versteeg

Robin Versteeg was born and brought up in Edinburgh, and studied at the University of Edinburgh and Royal Academy of Music in London. He enjoys a varied career as pianist, conductor, teacher and writer.

At the Royal Academy, Robin studied with Michael Dussek, Graeme Humphrey and Malcolm Martineau, and was awarded a prestigious Accompanist’s Award from the Musician’s Benevolent Fund. He has participated in masterclasses with Julius Drake, Rudolf Jansen, Sir Robert Tear, Jane Manning, Robin Bowman and the late Clifford Benson, and continues to perform with singers and instrumentalists throughout the UK. An experienced repetiteur and choral accompanist, Robin has played for Edinburgh Grand Opera, Tayside Opera, Scottish Opera Education, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus, the Edinburgh Festival Chorus and Cappella Nova Outreach. He enjoys working with young people and has been a pianist for the NYCOS Falkirk Area Choir and for the NYCOS Girls Training Choir, performing in such venues as the Glasgow Royal Concert Halls, City Halls and the chamber of the Scottish Parliament. He recently accompanied the young members of Voice Factory this summer as they sang for the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Glasgow.

In addition to his commitments as a pianist, Robin is a busy choral conductor. He has been Musical Director of Cunninghame Choir, based in Beith, North Ayrshire since 2007, was Musical Director of Eastwood Choral Society in Glasgow between 2009 and 2012, and was recently appointed conductor of Cumbernauld Choir. Recent and forthcoming choral repertoire includes the Rutter Requiem, Finzi In terra pax, Mozart Coronation Mass, Handel Let God Arise and Willcocks Magnificat. On Thursday nights, Robin enjoys rehearsing the choir of St. David’s Memorial Park Church in Kirkintilloch where he has been organist since 2010. Also in demand as a writer, he is a frequent author of programme notes for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, with recent work including notes for the RSNO’s Viennese, Valentines concerts and Out and About Shetland tour.


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