Meet The Team
Robert is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and workshop leader based in London with extensive knowledge and experience within many avenues of the musical world. Being trained as a professional Countertenor at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under Linda Hirst he has had the privilege of working with the Trinity Laban Chamber Choir directed by Stephen Jackson.
Robert also has extensive experience playing in orchestras, concert bands, jazz bands, choirs and opera companies such as the Luton Symphony Orchestra and the Bedfordshire Youth Opera. Many of his compositional works have been premiered internationally such as his “Rheinland Suite for Concert Band” which was premiered in Oberwesel, Germany in 2017 and was well reviewed.
Sophie Porter-Gillespie has been trained as a classical flautist at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with a scholarship. Sophie has performed with many chamber groups and orchestras across the country, and has participated in projects with members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Aurora Orchestra.
Sophie is also an excellent private tutor of Music (Flute), English and Mathematics between the ages of 4-adult learners with over 5 years of experience. As a teacher, Sophie strives to be as flexible and accommodating to each individual student by addressing the needs of the pupils and the goals in which they would like to achieve. Sophie recognises that each student is an individual and allows her pupils the opportunity to have more agency in their learning.
Whilst also being a teacher, Sophie is also a successful workshop leader. Some her most recent project-leading experiences has been working with the Metro Charity in London, and working with Trinity Laban Conservatoire’s Young Musician Summer Sessions. Sophie has also recently been commissioned by the Harrow Arts Centre for their summer season.