Robin is not only an established performer, but also a widely-respected conducting teacher, coach and mentor. As professor of conducting at the University of Southampton (one of the UK’s top university music departments), Robin has over 10 year’s experience in nurturing the careers of many conductors of the younger generation. He is a committed advocate for conductor-training and believes passionately in advancing the training of conductors, everywhere across the globe.
Alongside his work with both postgraduates and undergraduates at University, Robin has provided Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Mentoring to teachers and ensemble directors for Essex Music Hub, one of the largest music services in the UK. He also works with selected conductors from the Royal Thai Navy in an ongoing collaboration with the University of Southampton, and runs an inspiring, annual conductors masterclass and workshop with the young musicians of Essex Youth Orchestra.
As part of his carefully-tailored approach, Robin works intensively with student conductors on key areas of growth, in particular their technical-grounding, score-preparation and interpretative choices. Development of these core areas is coupled with detailed video-analysis, a meticulous dissection of rehearsal planning and style, and a probing scrutiny of the conductor’s rhythmical stability, harmonic awareness, and the formal structure of all repertoire studied.
Robin is convinced that – armed with a sufficiently developed set of tools in each of these areas – each student and young professional will be well prepared for the many demands of this incredible, yet notoriously difficult profession. 21st-century orchestras, as well as choruses, opera-pits and contemporary music ensembles, all present unique challenges for the modern conductor. Robin Browning is able to offer training to navigate such perils at the highest level, and a skillset to carry the conductor’s career forwards for many years to come.
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All teaching and training programmes are adaptable to individual circumstances, and Robin offers a wide degree of flexibility.