Researcher biography

Prior to completing his PhD at UQ, Robert studied the cello with Howard Penny at the Australian National Academy of Music. Robert has worked with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Camerata, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Robert has toured extensively in regional New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania. His tour to Central Queensland with the Orpheus Club String Quartet was shortlisted for an APRA AMCOS Art Music Award in 2018. Robert is also a professional piano accompanist and recorder player. He has worked as a staff pianist with Queensland Ballet since 2015. With Eureka Ensemble, he recently premiered the world's first work for recorder and whipper snipper in an apple evaporator shed in Franklin, Tasmania.