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Robert Ames

As a Trustee and Artistic Adviser of Capella Edina, Rob is responsible for ensuring that the orchestra keeps in line with its mission and thrives in its undertakings. An alumnus of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Rob is no stranger to the world of contemporary music and has been a key exchange agent between the classical tradition and contemporary music both as conductor, as well as curator, and arranger.

He works closely with and has premiered works by many of the leading figures in new music including Philip Glass, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Bryce Dessner, Mica Levi, Nico Muhly, Richard Reed Parry, Meredith Monk, Terry Riley, Jonny Greenwood, Anna Meredith, and Steve Reich. Other collaborations include musicians who inhabit the pop/ electronic and film music world, such as Taylor Swift, Actress, Frank Ocean, Little Simz, Sigur Rós, Celeste, The National, Thom Yorke, Justice, alt-J, Kelly Lee Owens, William Basinski, Jamie XX, Owen Pallett, Radiohead, DJ Shadow, and Labrinth.

Rob’s advice has always been invaluable to Director of Music Luis Schmidt and we are very grateful to have him as a Trustee.

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