Robert Douglas (piano)

 

Robert Douglas was educated at University College School, where he made his first concert appearances both as a pianist and violinist. On leaving school he studied music at The University of Southampton taking a full and active part in the life of the music department. Post graduate study for his MMus(Lond) followed at Trinity College of Music, London, studying the piano with the renowned pianist John Bingham. In recent years Robert has taken part in prestigious master classes with Nikolai Demidenko, Graham Johnson and Roger Vignoles. Robert made his London debut at the South Bank Purcell Room, taking part in a premiere CD recording of music by Walter Leigh which was a ªlso broadcast live on Classic FM. He has been a concerto soloist on numerous occasions, most recently (January 1999) in performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 1 and the Gershwin Piano Concerto. He also works regularly as an accompanist and conductor, and other areas of musical interest include working as a stage show Musical Director and as an Organist. Robert currently combines all these activities with the position of Professor of Piano at the Royal Marines School of Music in Portsmouth, where he trains musicians for their future employment in one of the five Royal Marines bands. When he finds time for a life outside music he enjoys hill walking and playing golf ......badly!

 

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