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Robin Haigh is a composer from London, who in 2017 won a British Composer Award aged 24. Projects in 2019 include:

  • Aesop, for recorder soloist Tabea Debus and an ensemble of eight London Symphony Orchestra musicians
  • A chamber orchestra piece commissioned by the Britten Sinfonia
  • Kalimotxo, a piece inspired by Catalonian wind-band music for The Hermes Experiment
  • The premiere of a revised version of his 2014 comic opera The Man Who Woke Up, being staged in Chicago
  • A twenty-minute String Quartet for the Ligeti Quartet 

Previous projects include Zorthern which appears on NMC’s album Next Wave 2 performed by the Royal Northern Sinfonia, a piece about howling dogs for string quartet called Samoyeds, and In Feyre Foreste for recorder quintet. He is particularly interested in theatricality, humour, unusual instrumentations, and writing pieces with close links to other musics of the past and present.

Aesop (2019), performed live by Tabea Debus (recorder) and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Darren Bloom.


Samoyeds (2018), recorded by the Ligeti Quartet.


“[In Feyre Foreste] inhabits an extraordinary sound-world full of surprises, and is completely refreshing, with remarkable ensemble writing creating a magical narrative” - 2017 British Composer Awards


One of the strongest new composing voices working in Britain right now” - M Magazine