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Robert Plane won the Royal OverSeas League Music Competition in 1992. Since then his solo and chamber career has taken him to prestigious venues across Europe and beyond, performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Musica with the City of London Sinfonia, on tour in the USA with the Virginia Symphony and throughout China with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, during which his performance at Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts was broadcast live to a TV audience of 6 million.

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.

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Plane Dukes Rahman Trio

The Plane Dukes Rahman Trio was formed in 1992, a logical convergence of two highly successful and critically acclaimed duos.

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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.

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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

A small but beautifully jazzy contribution from Rob will be found on a New Year CD release of Peter Dickinson’s orchestral music on Heritage Records. ‘Bach in Blue’ for solo clarinet, violin and orchestra is a deliciously bluesy take on Bach’s C major prelude and ‘Ave Maria’....

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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