Robert is one of the UK’s leading solo bagpipers. Robert frequently appears with many of Britain’s finest orchestras; he has recorded live performances for BBC Radio 3, with the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
In 2002 Robert toured with the London Symphonietta to Armenia and in 2005 performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. In 2006 Robert travelled with the BBC Symphony Orchestra to China, Singapore and Malaysia.
He has performed as a soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra in their flagship Radio 2 programme “Friday Night is Music Night”. In January 2010 he became the first bagpiper to perform with the Galician Philharmonic in Spain. Robert has also appeared onstage at the Royal Albert Hall with Russell Watson and recorded with Lesley Garratt on her number one album “A North Country Lass”.
In 2014, Robert was invited to accompany Judy Murray and Anton Du Beke in a live broadcast of Strictly Come Dancing. Also in 2014, Robert made a seminal recording of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ (Master of the Queen’s Music) “An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise” with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. This piece was subsequently broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall on BBC1 as part of the BBC Proms.
In 2018 Robert travelled to Hong Kong to perform as a soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Later in that year, Robert again appeared as a soloist on the BBC Folk Prom, broadcast on national television. Robert has also featured as the lone piper at “BBC Proms in the Park” (Hyde Park), in front of an audience of 40,000.
Robert has also appeared with: London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of Opera North.