Robert burton

British Saxophonist Rob Burton won the Woodwind Category Final of BBC Young Musician 2018 and went on to secure a place in the Grand Final at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, where he performed as concerto soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.      
Highlights since then include performances across the UK and Channel Islands as part of the Leicester, Cheltenham, Harrogate, and Oundle International Festivals amongst many others, as well as being invited further afield as  part  of the European Soloists Festival in Caracas, Venezuela. He has recently appeared as soloist with ‘Orchestra of the City’, Jersey Symphony, Lambeth Wind, Harrow, and Solihull Symphony Orchestras and in prestigious London venues including St. John’s Smith Square, St. James’ Piccadilly, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.
Rob was winner of Silk Street Sinfonia’s Young Artists Concerto Competition, the 2019 Hans Schaeuble Award in Switzerland, as well as winner of the ‘Sussex Prize for Woodwind’ in the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition Final. His 2020/21 season has included multiple premieres, of music by Brian Elias, Richard Baker, Fabian Panisello and New Zealand-composer, Ross Harris, as well as his debut at London’s Wigmore Hall.
Rob previously studied Classical Saxophone on a full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music with Huw Wiggin and as scholarship holder at the Junior Guildhall School of Music, during which he was Principal Saxophone with the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain. Currently, Rob is pursuing his Masters degree at the Zürich University of the Arts with professor Lars Mlekusch.


Der britische Saxophonist Rob Burton gewann das Finale der Holzbläser-Kategorie des BBC Young Musician 2018 und sicherte sich einen Platz im Grand Final in der Birmingham Symphony Hall, wo er als Konzertsolist mit dem City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra auftrat.
Zu den Höhepunkten seitdem zählen Auftritte in Großbritannien und auf den Kanalinseln im Rahmen der Leicester-, Cheltenham-, Harrogate- und Oundle International Festivals unter anderem sowie Einladungen im Rahmen des European Soloists Festival in Caracas, Venezuela. In letzter Zeit trat er als Solist mit dem „Orchestra of the City“, Jersey Symphony, Lambeth Wind, Harrow und Solihull Symphony Orchestra sowie an renommierten Londoner Veranstaltungsorten wie dem St. John’s Smith Square, dem St. James’ Piccadilly, dem Buckingham Palace und dem Windsor Castle auf.
Rob war Gewinner des Young Artists Concerto Competition der Silk Street Sinfonia, des Hans Schäuble Award 2019 in der Schweiz sowie Gewinner des „Sussex Prize for Woodwind“ im Finale der Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition. In seiner Saison 2020/21 gab es mehrere Uraufführungen mit Musik von Brian Elias, Richard Baker, Fabian Panisello und dem neuseeländischen Komponisten Ross Harris sowie sein Debüt in der Londoner Wigmore Hall.
Zuvor studierte Rob mit einem Vollstipendium klassisches Saxophon an der Royal Academy of Music bei Huw Wiggin und als an der Junior Guildhall School of Music, währenddessen er Solosaxophonist beim National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain war.
Derzeit absolviert Rob seinen Master an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste bei Professor Lars Mlekusch.