Robin Haigh is a composer from London, whose music has been performed across the UK, as well as in America, France, Lithuania, and Taiwan. He is particularly interested in dramatic music, and his opera "The Man Who Woke Up" was performed in London and Louisville in 2015 and 2016. More recent dramatic works include his "1936: An East London Uprising" commissioned by East London Music Group, and a new piece in collaboration with Austrian writer Raphaela Edelbauer to be performed in the basement of Shoreditch Town Hall in June 2017. Another key interest has been in writing for early music performers such as lutenist Elizabeth Kenny, the Dunedin Consort, and recorder player Tabea Debus. Robin studied at Goldsmiths, University of London with Dmitri Smirnov, and is now completing his Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Edmund Finnis and David Sawer.
"I am really looking forward to being able to write a piece in a really focussed and collaborative way, and to have several intensive sessions working with the performers. To then be able to display the products of this work via NMC and Sage Gateshead will be a real highlight of my career so far."