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Paul Robson

Second Violin

Member since 1991

‘Although keen to play the trumpet, at twelve years old I volunteered to take up the violin due to a shortage of violinists in the school orchestra!’

Paul Robson was born in Sunderland and at 16 was chosen to play with the National Youth Orchestra and later gained a BA (Hons) in Music at Lancaster University, before taking a postgraduate course at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. After two years teaching the violin in schools, he took lessons with Nicholas Roth and joined the Roth String Quartet. The Quartet appeared regularly on BBC Radio 3 and at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room. They gained prizes at the Portsmouth String Quartet competition and the European Broadcasting Union competition, Salzburg, as well as receiving coaching from Peter Schidlof and William Pleeth.

Paul was also a successful freelancer and was appointed Principal Second of the London Mozart Players before joining the Second Violin section of the LSO. He has appeared in many folk festivals with his wife Tina and son Sam. Paul’s interests include cycling, gardening, DIY, playing folk fiddle, good food and model railways.