Robert’s enjoys a diverse research profile within the music industry.

He is the founder and artistic director of the new music ensemble, Red Note, where he is very active in the producing, funding and performing of new music in Scotland and in a wider context in Europe.

He performs extensively as a solo cellist and as a recitalist with both piano and guitar and has recorded 5 CDs in this capacity over recent years. He is a member of the Da Vinci piano trio, performing widely in Scotland, England and in Europe. In 2011 as a member of the Kyle Quartet, Robert performed a cycle of the complete string quartets of Beethoven in a series of 6 concerts. Robert is regularly invited to teach elsewhere and teaches at the Dartington Summer School among other festivals.

His disc,William Sweeney, Tree O’Lichtwent on to receive a 2011BASCA composer award. At the recent Scottish Awards for New Music, Robert won two prizes, Best Recorded New Work for his albumSongs and Lullabiesand New Music Performers of the Year for his work with Red Note Ensemble.