Robyn Austin - Cello
Robyn Austin was a specialist music scholar at Wells Cathedral School and a member of the National Youth Orchestra at 13. Robyn took her 'A' levels and licentiateship diploma in Rome where she studied with Professor Georgio Ravenna, and while at Cambridge was a pupil of Christopher Bunting. After graduating Robyn worked as a cellist and translator in Italy, then joined the Ulster Orchestra before spending four years with the Philharmonia Orchestra, working with such conductors as Maazel, Muti, Harnoncourt and Sinopoli.
In 1997 Robyn moved to Somerset and rapidly established herself as a chamber musician and teacher of considerable repute, while continuing to work with major orchestras. She is the Principal Cellist of the Emerald Ensemble.
Robyn numbers among her former and current pupils Harry Gilfillan, Daniel Davies and Laura Hammonds (Principal Cellist, National Youth Orchestra).
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