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Robert Plane and Tim Horton

Clarinet and Piano

Robert Plane (clarinet)
Tim Horton (piano)

Robert Plane and Tim Horton, alongside their respective solo careers, regularly perform together as members of Ensemble 360, the highly acclaimed resident ensemble of Sheffield based Music in the Round.

Robert Plane’s concerto appearances in Europe, Asia and North America have included performances of Mozart’s 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. Rob has tirelessly pursued a particular passion for British clarinet music in concert and on disc, his Gramophone Award-winning account of Finzi’s Concerto and Gramophone Award-shortlisted Bax Sonatas being just two of a large collection of recordings of works by the great English Romantics. His latest album ‘Isotonic’, features four of Rob’s commissions from the past twenty-five years, namely the clarinet concertos of Diana Burrell and Mark David Boden, recorded with the BBC Philharmonic, together with Huw Watkins’ ‘Four Fable’s and ‘Shivelight’ by Sarah Frances Jenkins.

Following two performances of Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the Royal Festival Hall, London in 1995, at the recommendation of Alfred Brendel, Tim Horton was asked to give concerts with the RLPO, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. He was invited to make his solo debut at Wigmore Hall in 2016, and returned in early 2021 to perform a programme of Mozart, Chopin and Szymanowski; Tim has now been asked to give a series of six further solo recitals at Wigmore Hall in the coming seasons.

Last updated: 21 Jul 23
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