The Gould Piano Trio and Robert Plane, Artistic Directors of the festival, will be joined by a select group of talented performers to present this virtual incarnation of the annual summer festival.
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If you missed it at the time, you can ‘listen again’ to Robert Plane chatting to Alice Neary on Penarth Radio about his career, the repertoire he has performed and recorded and also his new appointment as Head of Wind Performance at RWCMD. You can hear Robert from about fourteen minutes into the broadcast.
Having made premiere recordings of exciting discoveries by Bax, Holbrooke and Robin Milford during his career, Robert Plane decided to turn his attention to lost concerto repertoire for his latest project. The resulting CD, ‘Reawakened’, brings back to life three exciting clarinet concertos that had fallen into neglect, in world-premiere recordings. It will be released by Champs Hill Records next month.
We are thrilled to announce that the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama has appointed Robert Plane as its new Head of Woodwind Performance. Robert, who has been a clarinet tutor at the College for the last twenty years and also Principal Clarinet of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales over the same period, will start his new position in September in parallel with his highly successful career as soloist, chamber musician and recording artist.
Robert Plane performs Igor Stravinsky's 'Three Pieces for clarinet solo', live at Queen's University Belfast in January 2019.
Mark Boden wrote his Clarinet Concerto in 2018 as a commission for BBCNOW and their principal clarinettist Robert Plane, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the orchestra. In this video, Rob talks about the concerto and informally performs a few…
Robert Plane performs Mozart's Clarinet Concerto on tour with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, at the Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts, in July 2012.