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Robert Plane’s hugely varied career has seen concerto appearances in Europe, Asia and the USA, with performances of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in Madrid with the City of London Sinfonia, Beijing with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and in the USA with the Virginia Symphony. In 1992 he won the overall Gold Medal at the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition and he made his BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011. Other highlights of past seasons include Piers Hellawell’s Agricolas with the Ulster Orchestra and RTE Symphony Orchestra, Finzi with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and Stanford with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

He is a successful recording artist and is particularly highly regarded for his solo recordings for Naxos. His account of Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto won Classic CD Magazine’s ‘Best Concerto Recording’ Award and was selected as BBC Radio 3’s recommended version in ‘Building a Library’, whilst his recording of Bax Sonatas was shortlisted for a Gramophone Award. His recording of Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’ with the Gould Trio was praised by BBC Music Magazine as the ‘best modern account’ of this monumental work. His latest disc ‘Contrasts’ was described by the Guardian as “a little gem”.

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Recordings

View Robert’s extensive discography

Corbridge Chamber Music Festival

The Corbridge Chamber Music Festival takes place in August each year and is firmly established as the premiere Summer Chamber Music Festival in the North-East.

Concerts

Keep up to date with all of Robert’s upcoming performances both here in the UK and around the world

Latest News

Latest News

Rob’s disc of Hungarian works was released by Champs Hill Records in September 2017. Including Bartok Contrasts, Dohnanyi Sextet and the world premiere recording of ‘Chamber Folk Music’ by Tibor Serly, he is joined by members of the Gould Piano Trio, horn player Alec Frank-Gemmill and viola player David Adams....

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Press Quotes

..a terrific account of the Weber Clarinet Quintet, dazzlingly dispatched by Robert Plane.

Gramophone

Robert Plane is an eloquent and impassioned clarinettist. The playing is full-blooded and committed…

International Record Review

With Robert Plane in the Clarinet Trio, Op 114, it was the mix of eloquently melodic sweep with precise details of texture and colouring that held the attention. It was all music-making of the highest calibre.

The Guardian