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; his opera “The Man Who Woke Up” was premiered in London in 2015, followed by performances in Louisville in 2016 by Thompson Street Opera Company. More recent dramatic works include his “1936: An East London Uprising” for two narrators and large ensemble, commissioned by East London Music Group to commemorate the 80th anniversary of The Battle of Cable Street, and a new piece in collaboration with Austrian writer Raphaela Edelbauer to be performed in the basement of Shoreditch Town Hall in June 2017.
Robin is also interested in writing for rarely heard instruments. These include pieces for early music performers such as lutenist Elizabeth Kenny, the Dunedin Consort, and recorder player Tabea Debus. Robin also has a keen interest in writing for the accordion, and has written for Ian Watson with CHROMA, and worked alongside young accordionists on the Palendriai International Composers Course, run by Martynas Levickis.
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. Most recently, he has been accepted onto Sound and Music’s Next Wave 2 scheme, for which he will write a piece for members of the Royal Northern Sinfonia and accordionist Luke Carver Goss that will be performed at the Sage Gateshead, and released on NMC Recordings, in 2018.