Biography

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Irish born Robert Tobin is a classical flautist currently living in Helsinki, Finland. Studying throughout Europe he has gained qualifications from some of Europe's finest institutions. In 2012 he received his BA in Music Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music with First Class Honors. During this year he was also awarded his Licentiate Diploma for flute teaching from The Royal Irish Academy of Music. In 2010 Robert studied in Vienna's University for Performing Arts as part of his Bachelor degree. In 2014 Robert gained his MA in Orchestral Performance from the Zurcher Hochschule der Kunst in Switzerland. His Professors over this time included William Dowdall, Barbara Gisler-Haase, Patricia Morris, Maria Goldschmidt and Pamela Stahel. As an avid orchestral musician Robert has played in many orchestras to include Zurich Philharmonia (opera),RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and the European Union Youth Orchestra to name a few. Equally an enjoyer of solo playing Robert has appeared as a recitalist in numerous venues both at home and abroad, including Ireland, UK, Scotland, Austria, Switzerland, Finland and Russia. Chamber and folk music has also played a big role in Roberts career with various ensembles taking him to play across the globe. He performs regularly throughout Europe with folk groups 'Tale of the Gael',  'The Deirdre Starr Trio' and 'the Atlantic orchestra project'. playing alongside guitarist jonne grans, Robert enjoys playing regularly in a flute and guitar duo specialising in new transcriptions for this instrument pairing.   

 

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14k Gold Flute - Brannen Brothers, Boston, USA
14k Gold Flute - Brannen Brothers, Boston, USA

Grenadilla Wooden Piccolo - Roy Seaman. Silver Headjoint - Ewen McDougall, UK
Grenadilla Wooden Piccolo - Roy Seaman. Silver Headjoint - Ewen McDougall, UK

Wooden Baroque Flute - Rudolph Tutz, Innsbruck, Austria
Wooden Baroque Flute - Rudolph Tutz, Innsbruck, Austria

14k Gold Flute - Brannen Brothers, Boston, USA
14k Gold Flute - Brannen Brothers, Boston, USA

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