Biography of Atchison Robert:
Robert Atchison was born in London. In 1982 he was a finalist in the Abbado International Competition in Milan, Italy. Mr. Atchison has given concerto performances and recitals in the USA, South America, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Ireland. In 1983 Mr. Atchison made his concerto debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hall playing the Beethoven concerto and in 1984 at the Barbican with the Vivaldi Four Seasons. He joined the Philharmonia Orchestra in 1984 and remained there until 1990. From 1991 to 1997 he was a member of all three orchestras of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and wasco-principal to Iona Brown. In 1993 he was appointed Director of the Spanish Chamber Orchestra, appearing frequently as soloist. Since then he has had a busy chamber and solo career. He is the violinist with the critically acclaimed London Piano Trio and tours regularly with them throughout the UK, Europe, the Far East, and the USA and Canada.. He is also in demand as a freelance leader in the United Kingdom and Europe. Mr. Atchison’s recordings include the Telemann Twelve Fantasias and the complete Sonatas and Partitas of J. S. Bach for the Altamira label. Also on Altamira he has made many recordings with the London Piano Trio including the recently released Complete Piano Trios of Armstrong Gibbs and Donald Tovey on the Toccata and Guild Labels.. Mr. Atchison was recently appointed as the Artistic Director of the new Gibbs Festival at Danbury, Essex. The Festival’s inaugural season was 2008. From 2006 - 2009 he was Artistic Director of the International Music Series at the Certosa di Capri, Italy.