Lisa Robertson is a composer from the West Highlands of Scotland.
Upcoming performances of her pieces include by the
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Dausgaard and the Slovak Sinfonietta. Previous performances include by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Red Note Ensemble, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Cappella Nova, Hebrides Ensemble, Rolf Hind, Brodick Quartet, Beckett Quartet, Inchcolm New Music Ensemble and St Salvator’s Chapel Choir in festivals including West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Sound Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, PLUG Festival and on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction programme. Her piece was recently selected for the APC Modern Pibroch Library, Canada. She participated in PRS for Music’s ‘Wild Plum Songbook Workshop’ and consequently her piece was commissioned for a performance at the Cheltenham Festival 2019 by Lucy Schaufer and Huw Watkins. She was selected for hcmf// shorts, an opportunity to perform her own piece at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2019.
She has participated in masterclasses with Brian Ferneyhough at the Ferienkurse Darmstadt, Sir Harrison Birtwistle at Dartington International Summer School, Sir James MacMillan at the Theoartistry Scheme at St Andrews University, Deirdre Gribbin, Liza Lim, Ashley Fure and Nicolas Hodges and workshops with Royal Northern Sinfonia, Bozzini Quartet, Juice Vocal Ensemble and Ligeti Quartet, who recently recorded her piece.
Awards include shortlisted for the Scottish Awards for New Music 2019 Dorico Award for Small / Medium Scale Work, joint-winner of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival Composers’ Competition and runner-up in the Cappella Nova Composers’ Competition and the Walter and Dinah Wolfe Memorial Award.
She is currently undertaking a PhD with Gordon McPherson and Emily Doolittle at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She previously studied at Royal Holloway, University of London with Helen Grime and Mark Bowden.