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Robin Haigh is a composer from London, who in 2017 won a British Composer Award aged 24. In the last year his music has been performed over thirty times across the UK, Ireland, America, and Germany by the Britten Sinfonia, London Symphony Orchestra, Ligeti Quartet, Berkeley Ensemble, The Hermes Experiment, Thompson Street Opera Company, and Tabea Debus. 2020 will see the premiere of a new work for Presteigne Festival, commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society.

His music, often involving humour and unusual instrumentations, has been described as “remarkably discombobulating” (Seen and Heard International), “frenetic” (The Times), “distinctive” (Musical Opinion), “vibrant, witty” (Chicago Classical Review), “irreverent” (Chicago Theatre Review), and “completely refreshing” (British Composer Awards).

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


Samoyeds (2018), recorded by the Ligeti Quartet.

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