Robert Gibbs

First Violin (Leader)

Born in London, Robert Gibbs, Leader, studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music, winning the gold medal. He joined the Royal Ballet Sinfonia as Co-leader in 1994, Leader, 1998. He has regularly appeared as a soloist throughout the UK and Japan, and in Europe, the Far East and the Americas. His recordings include the violin and piano works of Arnold Bax, and W.H. Reed, and, as a member of the Carl Flesch Quartet, works by Mozart, Brahms, Korngold, Rawsthorne and Rocza. He was the soloist for Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D for BRB, pieces by Kreisler, Massenet and Ravel for The Royal Ballet, and Stravinsky and Bach for New York City Ballet (Edinburgh Festival) and Dance Theatre of Harlem. He is also leader of the London Festival Orchestra, and guest leader for the Royal Opera House, Netherlands Ballet, BBC Philharmonic, New Queen¹s Hall, Tokyo New City Symphony, and Sapporo Symphony orchestras, as well as the Osaka Opera, Kyushsu Symphony and Komaki-Shi orchestras for K Ballet.