Second Violin Robin Wilson

When did you join the RSNO?
I joined the RSNO in June 2019

Where are you from?
I grew up in Kent in the South East of England

Where did you study? 
I studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music.

What do you enjoy most about being in the RSNO?
The camaraderie and the joy of performing with so many great musicians. It’s also great to be able to live in Glasgow.

Tell us your favourite RSNO story/memory so far.
I haven’t been in the orchestra that long, but certainly performing my first concert with RSNO will live long in the memory. The recent trip to China with RSNO was a wonderful experience, and a perfect way to get to know my new colleagues!

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not playing with the Orchestra?
I love the outdoors, so I am really enjoying exploring the varied countryside around Glasgow with my wife and Jack Russell. I also loved being part of the RSNO running group that took on the Movember 10k in Glasgow Green.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I love cooking and have recently got into baking and Patisserie. I am also a keen chess player.

If you could have dinner with anyone (alive or dead) who would it be, and why?
Perhaps Raymond Blanc, especially if he promised to do the cooking. Roby Lakatos and his band as entertainment – I love the style of his fiddle playing. And of course Gary Kasparov for a challenging after-dinner game of chess!

You’re stranded on a desert island. You’re allowed 3 records and 1 book. What would they be, and why?
This is a tough question… The book – perhaps a guide to foraging would be a sensible choice! The CD’s, definitely the 6 Violin Sonatas by Eugène Ysaÿe , some Beethoven, and some Elvis!