Robin Colvill is one of the busiest and most versatile pianists performing in Britain today. His musical activities are diverse, encompassing solo, duo and chamber concerts: he also gives masterclasses and has appeared on British, German, Austrian and Spanish TV and radio. Colvill has worked in the UK and abroad with eminent musicians such as Jacqueline du Pre, Nigel Kennedy, Pinchas Zuckerman and Lynn Harrell. He had a long-term partnership with the celebrated French violinist, Isabelle Flory and today works with the British singers, Susan Legg, Kim Brown and John Morgan. He has also given numerous concerts with the Paris Arpeggione Quartet, the Salzburg String Sextet, and the Salzburg Residenz Solisten. In Britain he has also appeared with the highly acclaimed Maginni, Alberni and Coull string quartets and Principals of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Colvill began his studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and continued in Vienna and Italy at the Accademica Chigiana,Sienna. He subsequently won a three-year scholarship to study at the Salzburg Mozarteum. There he became the first British musician to gain the coveted Chamber Music Diploma. Following exceptionally well-received debuts in both Salzburg and Vienna, reviewed to critical acclaim, he was immediately appointed Guest Professor of Piano Studies at the Carl Orff Institute in Salzburg and began his busy career as a chamber and solo pianist.
What makes Colvill¹s career markedly different from other concert pianists is his creative and imaginative programming and the diversity of venues where he performs. Concert tours have seen him playing in the 3000-seater Havana Opera House (Cuba), the Heraklion Festival (Crete), Residenz and Festung Castle (Salzburg), Valledemosa (Majorca), the Manoel Theatre Malta and the Governor’s Residence Gibraltar, Tenerife Festival, Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes (Lanzarote) and in St. Kitts, Antigua and for The British High Commissions in St. Lucia and Barbados.
In Britain Robin has performed at many major festivals and given numerous recitals for the National Trust and in prestigious venues such as Highclere Castle for members of the Royal Family and a celebrity audience. He has also performed in the major concert venues of London, including the Purcell Rooms, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. George’s Hanover Square and St. John’s Smith Square. During the past five years Robin has also performed regularly as a soloist in the U.K., Austria, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. His diverse career has included creating more than 30 music theme cruises with his wife, Kim, and more recently he has been the Celebrity Guest Classical Artist for the luxury Cruise Lines, P&O and Cunard.