"Calum's musical talent is matched by his presentational skills . . . there were nearly three hundred of us in the stalls enjoying every moment of a great concert." - edinburghguide.com


In July 2011 Calum Robertson graduated 1st class honours, on the BMus course, from Glasgow's Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama studying clarinet with John Cushing (RSNO). He is now on the 1 year Master's in performance course at the newly named Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Previous teachers have included Lewis Morrison (former principal SCO) and Maxmiliano Martin (principal SCO).

He freelances with The RSNO and orchestra of Scottish Opera. He has played with The Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra based in London and principal with The Edinburgh Youth Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. In July 2011 he took part in the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Academy.


He has won numerous prizes at the RSAMD including The Classical Concerto Competition and The Governors Woodwind Recital prize adjudicated by Janet Hilton. In 2008 he won The Concerto Prize at The Edinburgh Competition Festival. In January 2010 he performed Nielsen's clarinet concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as part of a joint scheme with the RSAMD.

"The students shone too, none more so than the tireless Calum Robertson, who charmed and seduced every pair of ears in the house with his alluring, chocolatey playing of the basset horn, the un-trumpeted sex symbol of the woodwind family." - Michael Tumelty, The Herald

cal2 He has premiered new works for clarinet in the 2011 RSAMD Plug Festival, with fellow clarinettist Fraser Langton, including works by Rory Boyle, Steve Foreman and Timothy Miles. He performs regularly with pianist John Bryden around the UK including concerts in Edinburgh, London, Dorset, Somerset and Loch Lomond.

He plays with The Stevenson's Wind Ensemble based in Glasgow and performed with many leading soloists including violinist Ilya Gringolts, trumpeter Mark O'Keefe and oboist Emmanuel Laville.


In March 2010 he was interviewed for BBC Radio 3 and performed James MacMillan's From Galloway for solo clarinet. Calum is also a keen organist and holds the post of Organ Scholar at Old Saint Pauls Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, and is also part of the organ and trumpet duo 'Pistons and Pipes' with Tom Poulson.