BIOGRAPHY

Robin Haigh is a composer from London, whose music has been performed across the UK, as well as in continental Europe and America. In 2017 he won a British Composer Award for his piece In Feyre Foreste for five recorder players, and received the Eric Coates Prize for his orchestral piece Movado.

His opera, The Man Who Woke Up, was premiered in London in 2015, and went on to receive three performances in 2016 with Thompson Street Opera Company in Louisville, Kentucky. Further dramatic works have included 1936: An East London Uprising for two narrators and large ensemble, commissioned by East London Music Group, and the sight-specific Die Nächte in Berlin for the basement of Shoreditch Town Hall. He also specialises in writing for historical and lesser-used instruments, having received performances from The Dunedin Consort, Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Tabea Debus (recorder), and Duo Ex Libris (quarter-tone pianos).

Robin studied at Goldsmiths University of London with Dmitri Smirnov, and then at the Royal Academy of Music with Edmund Finnis and David Sawer. While at the Academy, he participated in lessons and masterclasses with Magnus Lindberg, Bent Sorensen, Oliver Knussen, Judith Weir, and Michael Finnissy.