Calum Robertson is a Live Music Now Scotland artist and graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, receiving a BMus Honours first class degree in July 2011 and a Masters in Performance in November 2012 in clarinet, having studied with John Cushing (former Principal RSNO). During those five years he won The Mary D. Adams Prize for Chamber Music, the Classical Concerto Competition and The Governors’ Woodwind Recital Prize.
In January 2010 he performed Carl Nielsen’s clarinet concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as part of a joint scheme with the RCS and in February that year he was interviewed and broadcast Sir James MacMillan’s solo work From Galloway on BBC Radio 3. In January 2014 he was awarded The Harriet Cohen Memorial Award for young musicians establishing careers resulting in a new commission for clarinet and choir by Claire McCue called “Kneeling” which he has since recorded with Old Saint Paul’s choir, Edinburgh.
He freelances with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Orchestra of Scottish Opera and has appeared as Guest Principal with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and the RSNO. Calum is a member of the Scotland based wind quintet, Sirocco Winds. He is part of the soprano and clarinet duo with Sally Carr
As organist, Calum is Assistant Director of Music at Old Saint Paul’s, Episcopal Church, Edinburgh and took over as Director of The Edinburgh University Singers in September 2018.
Calum has commissioned and premiered many new works including “Prey” by Claire McCue, “Reed Talk” by Rory Boyle, “Recollections” by John Hearne and “Hot Chocolate” by American composer, Kyle Berry.