St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Robin Morrish - violin and speaker

Tuesday, 25 October at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Robin Morrish - violin and speaker

George Herbert


J.S. Bach

Adagio and Fugue in G Minor


'The Music of the Spheres' (from 'The Merchant of Venice')

J.S. Bach

Sarabande and Gigue in D Minor

Thomas Hardy

A Church romance

J.S. Bach

Largo in F

John Milton

'At a Solemn Music'

J.S. Bach

Allegro in C

Robin Morrish was educated at Lancing College, Sussex from where he gained a Choral Scholarship at King's College, Cambridge under Boris Ord and Sir David Willcocks. He read Classics and English and after a further course at the Department of Education he began his teaching career at the King's School, Canterbury. He then became Head of Strings at Marlborough College and Tonbridge School, combining music with academic subjects. He has led many orchestras in Kent, Sussex, Wiltshire and London and currently leads the Sinfonia of Arun in West Sussex. He led the orchestra of the Tonbridge Philharmonic Society for twenty years before taking over as Conductor and Director of Music for a further twenty years. He studied violin with Sascha Lasserson (of the Russian School) in London and Igor Ozim in Cologne and he holds the Diploma for Violin Performance at the Royal College of Music.

Robin is married to the professional violinist, Penelope Howard, a former member of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the English Chamber Orchestra and the leader of the Arriaga Amicitia and Medway Quartets. Robin plays a violin made by J.B. Vuillaume - Paris.

Robin Morrish, a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge, taught at King's School, Canterbury, Marlborough College, Wiltshire and Tonbridge School in Kent.  After university where he read Classics and English, he studied the violin with Sascha Lesserson in London and Igor Ozim in Cologne.  He holds the ARCM diploma in violin performance and is a Gold Medallist.  He has been Leader and Director of Music of the Tonbridge Philharmonic Society.