Lisa Robertson

Lisa Robertson

Lisa Robertson is a composer from the West Highlands of Scotland, particularly interested in combining sounds from nature and folk music; examining relationships between people and the land and environmental concerns. Recently featured in BBC Music Magazine's 'Rising Stars’ column, her pieces have been programmed by ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Dausgaard. Previous performances include those by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Red Note Ensemble, Hebrides Ensemble, Cappella Nova, Lucy Schaufer and Huw Watkins among others, and at festivals including Cheltenham Music Festival and Sound Festival. She has also performed her own violin pieces at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and on BBC Radio 3. She was shortlisted for the Scottish Awards for New Music 2019 and 2020 and was joint-winner of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival Composers’ Competition 2018. She is currently undertaking a PhD at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has also gained influence from masterclasses with Brian Ferneyhough at the Ferienkurse Darmstadt, Sir Harrison Birtwistle at Dartington International Summer School, Sir James MacMillan and workshops with Royal Northern Sinfonia, Bozzini Quartet and Ligeti Quartet. She participated in the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain’s Young Composers Scheme 19/20.

Biography

Lisa Robertson is a composer from the West Highlands of Scotland, particularly interested in combining sounds from nature and folk music; examining relationships between people and the land and environmental concerns. Recently featured in BBC Music Magazine's 'Rising Stars’ column, her pieces have been programmed by ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Dausgaard. Previous performances include those by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Red Note Ensemble, Hebrides Ensemble, Cappella Nova, Lucy Schaufer and Huw Watkins among others, and at festivals including Cheltenham Music Festival and Sound Festival. She has also performed her own violin pieces at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and on BBC Radio 3. She was shortlisted for the Scottish Awards for New Music 2019 and 2020 and was joint-winner of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival Composers’ Competition 2018. She is currently undertaking a PhD at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has also gained influence from masterclasses with Brian Ferneyhough at the Ferienkurse Darmstadt, Sir Harrison Birtwistle at Dartington International Summer School, Sir James MacMillan and workshops with Royal Northern Sinfonia, Bozzini Quartet and Ligeti Quartet. She participated in the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain’s Young Composers Scheme 19/20.

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Compilations
NYCGB 2

NYCGB Young Composer Scheme 2

NMC Recordings

NYCGB Fellowship, Ben Parry

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