Lisa Robertson - Composer
23rd June '23 - Glisk Quartet to premiere Among the Ashes: Requiem or Celebration for Ash as part of their Stories of People and Trees project at the Hidden Gardens, Glasgow, 7pm
23rd April '23 - Into the Sea was performed by Kantos Chamber Choir
27th March '23 - Psappha released a video of a performance of The Old Man of Hoy
22nd March '23 - Sequoia released their new album WATER MUSIC: Source to Sea which includes Clōta's Song
1st March '23 - am fàsach was premiered by defunensemble at Musica Nova Festival in Helsinki
27th/ 28th Jan '23 - am fìor-eun premiered by the RSNO, conducted by Thomas Søndergård - 27th Jan in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh and 28th Jan in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
26th Jan '23 - Lucy Schaufer and Lana Bode performed Speak Up on BBC Radio 3's In Tune programme
9th Dec '22 - Arrangement of Seinn an Duan Seo was premiered by Jamie MacDougall (tenor) and Scott Mitchell (piano) as part of the St Andrews Voices: St Andrews Songbook launch at the Laidlaw Music Centre, St Andrews, 19.00
2nd Dec '22 - cellist Louise McMonagle to perform the light through forest leaves at the Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, 19.00
29th/30th Oct '22 - Presented work from the Fast & Dirty Residency - a collaborative project between composers and dancers - at the Sound Festival, Aberdeen.
29th Oct '22 - òran nan sgàt (song of the skate), was premiered by the Endangered Instruments Ensemble at the Sound Festival. Queen's Cross Church, Aberdeen, 19.30
23rd Oct '22 - Presented work from the Fast & Dirty Residency - a collaborative project between composers and dancers - at DanceLive Festival, Aberdeen.
12th Oct '22 - Presented "Exploring Compositional Dùthchas", at the "A dream of walking: practising music of place" symposium at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
28th Aug '22 - Into the Sea was performed by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain's Girls' Choir at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
20th Aug '22 - Into the Sea was premiered by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain's Girls' Choir at Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm
2nd July '22 - ...a link in a chain... was premiered by The Sixteen and amateur singers as part of their Writing for Voices: London workshop day - St Stephen's Church Walbrook, London
19th June '22 - Kantos Chamber Choir performed to tell it like it is at The Stoller Hall, Manchester
9th June '22 - am fìor-eun selected from the RSNO Composers' Hub to be performed by the RSNO as part of their 22:23 season. Concerts - 27th Jan '23 Usher Hall, Edinburgh and 28th Jan '23 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
3rd June '22 - The Sixteen's new album, A Meditation, featuring ...a link in a chain... out now and available on digital platforms.
17th May '22 - am fìor-eun for symphony orchestra was workshopped by the RSNO as part of the RSNO Composers' Hub
6th May '22 - The Sixteen's new album, A Meditation, featuring ...a link in a chain... now available to pre-order.
16th April '22 - National Youth Choirs of Great Britain Training Choir premiered Tell it to the bees at Saffron Hall
31st March '22 - Psappha premiered The Old Man of Hoy as part of The Last Island concert at Hallé St Peter's
3rd March '22 - Heather Roche performed
Heartwood at De Montfort University, Leicester as part of the Cultural eXchanges Festival
20th January '22 - The Sixteen recorded
...a link in a chain... at Temple Church, London
12th January '22 - RSNO Composers' Hub workshop including where still the current flows (for chamber orchestra)
27th December '21 - performance of meet you at the beach released by Nevis Ensemble
16th December '21 - Nevis Ensemble recorded meet you at the beach at St Andrews West, Glasgow
30th November '21 - Lucy Schaufer and Huw Watkins recorded Speak Up for The Wild Plum Songbook at Stapleford Granary
26th November '21 - Heather Roche performed Heartwood at Bishopsgate Institute, London 1pm
11th November '21 - Sequoia Duo performed Clōta's Song as part of 'Water Music: Source to Sea' - University of Glasgow Concert Hall and online - 1.10pm
7th November '21 - Sequoia Duo premiered Clōta's Song as part of 'Water Music: Source to Sea' at Govan & Linthouse Parish Church, Glasgow - 3.30pm
30th-31st October '21 - ...a link in a chain..., a new commission for The Sixteen, was workshopped by Genesis Sixteen at Dumfries House with Sir James MacMillan, Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan.
20th October '21 - to tell it like it is included in Creative Scotland's #ClassicAll playlist, exploring Scotland's classical and new music
20th October '21 - Heather Roche performed Heartwood at the Sound Festival
- The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen - 6pm
12th October '21 - Selected for the RSNO Composers' Hub 2021:22
1st October '21 - Through the International Percussion Institute (IPI) and Sound, Janellie Maldonado (Texas) premiered awakening the shadow of the storm - online 6pm
8th September '21 - to tell it like it is. has been published by Stainer & Bell as part of their Choral Now series
1st September '21 - Scottish Freelancers Ensemble gave an online premiere of Amidst the rising tides - we rise. - Youtube
31st August '21 - Commissioned by Psappha for 'The Last Island' concert on the 31st March '22
1st July '21 - The score of Tell it to the bees, commissioned by Choir & Organ magazine for NYCGB, made available to download and an interview was published in the Jul/Aug edition
16th June '21 - Shortlisted for the Scottish Awards for New Music Dorico Award for Small/ Medium Scale New Work for Archipelago: transmissions between islands.
27th April '21 - Nordic Viola's Art-Making in the Anthropocene concert to include Machair
21st April '21 - Featured on Ear to the Ground podcast, New Music Scotland
16th April '21 - Nordic Viola's "Histories and Herstories" concert at UHI's 5th International St Magnus Conference to include Machair.
3rd April '21 -Extracts of Heartwood broadcast on The Arts Hour on the BBC World Service in a round-up of hcmf// 2020
5th March '21 - Selected as a finalist for Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra
1st March '21 - Commissioned by Scottish Freelancers Ensemble
19th February '21 - Interviewed on Max Reinhardt's Late Lunch Show for Soho Radio
15th January '21 - NMC Recordings released NYCGB Young Composers Scheme album including to tell it like it is.
21st November '20 - Heather Roche premiered Heartwood at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival - BBC Radio 3
1st November '20 - NYCGB Fellowship premiered It was necessary to depart. at Snape Maltings
26th October '20 - Sound Festival review in The Scotsman describes Almost. as having a "soft yet intense focus"
24th October '20 - Any Enemy performed Archipelago: transmissions between islands at the Sound Festival in a livestreamed performance - YouTube 12pm
23rd October '20 - EXAUDI premiered Almost. at the Sound Festival in a livestreamed performance followed by a Q&A with composers- YouTube 4pm
17th October '20 - to tell it like it is. was recorded by the NYCGB Fellowship for digital release with NMC Recordings.
7th October '20 - Rolf Hind premiered is it too soon to start talking about this? at Kings Place, London.
4th September '20 - Nordic Viola performed Machair at Orkney International Science Festival as part of 'Histories and Herstories' online performance.
23rd August '20 - ebb and flow, commissioned by the Nevis Ensemble, played by Jesús Lorente González, was broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland's Classics Unwrapped programme.
8th August '20 - Featured in sound's Composer Spotlight Q&A
27th July '20 - Premiere of the light through forest leaves by cellist Jennifer Langridge, Psappha Ensemble on YouTube 8.30pm
9th July '20 - Featured in BBC Music Magazine's 'Rising Stars' column, August 2020 edition
26th June '20 - Any Enemy's Lockdown Composing performance made available online including Archipelago: transmissions between islands (starting 7'45'')
15th June '20 - Rolf Hind released an online premiere of piano miniature is it too soon to talk about all this?
14th June '20 - Any Enemy premiered Archipelago: transmissions between islands. - a piece designed for Zoom performance and commissioned by the Sound Festival as part of Lockdown Composing.
8th June '20 - Participated in Eventide's Quarantide online discussion panel on 'Music, Silence, Nature in a Time of Quarantine'
13th May '20 - Commissioned by the Nevis Ensemble to write a 'Lochan Sketch' for solo trombone
16th April '20 - Nordic Viola to perform Machair at 'North Atlantic Lives and Landscapes' concert as part of Histories and Herstories conference, Islesburgh Community Centre, Shetland 7pm - cancelled
2nd April - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to perform Seabird Cities, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard, City Halls Glasgow 7.30pm. - cancelled
7th March '20 - Premiere of Acheulean Sounds by members of Devon Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter.
26th February '20 - Shortlisted for the Scottish Awards for New Music Dorico Award for Small/ Medium Scale New Work for The Wet Desert: A Collection of Highland Perspectives
20th February '20 - NYCGB Young Composer masterclasses with Errollyn Wallen, Richard Allain, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Toby Young
31st January '20 - Selection announced for the 2019-20 Young Composer Scheme with National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in partnership with NMC Recordings and the PRS Foundation.
20th January '20 - 2019-20 Young Composers presented at the NYCGB Annual Showcase Event at the Royal Albert Hall.
17th January '20 - Commissioned by the Nevis Ensemble for a project to create a piece following community workshops in Aberdeen as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters. To be performed during the Nevis Ensemble's tour in Aberdeen in June.
14th January '20 - Commissioned by Devon Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum to write a piece inspired by the prehistoric stone tools on display in the museum, premiere 7th March '20 at RAMM.
18th November '19 - Performing Can we not hear the birds that sing? at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival as part of hcmf// shorts.
13th November '19 - Premiere of flightless birds. by Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra as part of BioMusic, an interdisciplinary concert between biologists, musicians and composers -The StAge, St Andrews 5.30pm
2nd November '19 - Performance of Speak Up by Lucy Schaufer and Huw Watkins at Wiltshire Music Centre
September '19 - Selected for Psappha Ensemble's Composing for Cello scheme
28th September '19 - Performing Can we note hear the birds that sing? at the Explorathon, Riverside Museum, Glasgow 12.00
7th September '19 - Performing Can we not hear the birds that sing? for solo violin, outdoors at RSPB's Barons Haugh nature reserve as a culmination of the Sounding the Landscape residency.
23rd August '19 - Premiere of Right to Roam by Tritium Trio, Dartington Hall
17th August '19 - Participating in the Advanced Composition Course with
Sir Harrison Birtwistle at Dartington International Summer School.
10th July '19 - Premiere of Speak Up by Lucy Schaufer and Huw Watkins at the Cheltenham Music Festival's Composium
27th-29th June '19 - Performances of May this House Stand by Inchcolm New Music Ensemble in Ardtornish House, Iona Abbey and St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh.
4th May '19 - Annunciations: Sacred Music for the Twenty-First Century, was officially launched. The volume includes a chapter by Lisa and is published by Open Book Publishers
3rd May '19 - Red Note Ensemble premiered The Wet Desert: a Collection of Highland Perspectives in Plug: Preview concert. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Stevenson Hall, 7.30pm
16th April '19 - the inimitable brightness of the air is shortlisted for the Scottish Awards for New Music 2019 Award for Small Scale New Work
14th March '19 - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra concert on 2nd April '20 announced, to feature Seabird Cities, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard.
8-9th March '19 - Participating in the Wild Plum Songbook Workshop
17th December '18 - Piobaireachd selected for the APC Modern Pibroch Library, Canada.
25th November '18 - Cunninghame Choir performed From Bunessan
13th November '18 - The Night With... workshop with Juice Vocal Ensemble to include Birds of Migration. 10am - Scottish Music Centre
9th November '18 - Ligeti Quartet will workshop and record Machair 9.30am -Firth Hall, University of Sheffield
6th November '18 - Royal Northern Sinfonia Workshop to include Là Bealltainn
27th October '18 - Premiere of the inimitable brightness of the air at the Sound Festival by Red Note Ensemble. 12pm, St Andrew's Cathedral, Aberdeen
4th October '18 - Premiere of Leum Fèidh by Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra
30th September '18 15.00 - Premiere of Seabird Cities by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Rudolfinum, Prague.
7th-8th September '18 - Sound Festival residency with Red Note Ensemble at Logie Coldstone
Review of Cappella Nova's concert in Edinburgh, including dona nobis pacem
16th/ 17th August '18- 16.10pm and 18.10pm -performances of dona nobis pacem by Cappella Nova at Greyfriars Kirk during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
15th August '18 - 7.30pm premiere of dona nobis pacem by Cappella Nova in Stirling Castle.
July '18 - Selected as runner up in Cappella Nova Composers' Competition.
27th July '18 - 1pm premiere of Deglaciation at Lichtenbergschule, Darmstadt.
July '18 - Selected for the Sound Festival 2018 development opportunity which will lead to a performance by Red Note Ensemble of a new commission.
July '18 - Participated in the 'Composing for Piano' workshop with Brian Ferneyhough and Nicolas Hodges at the 2018 Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music.
5th July 18'- 2pm The Beckett Quartet performed Machair at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival.
1st July '18- Participated in the Young Composers Forum with Deirdre Gribbin at West Cork Chamber Music Festival.
July '18 -Participated in the ‘Composing for Oboe and Violin Workshop’ with Cathy Milliken and Graeme Jennings at the 2018 Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music as well as gaining a place on the composition course.
8th May '18 - 8pm. The Brodick Quartet performed Lichen at the PLUG Festival.
27th April '18 - Participated in the CeNMaS workshop with the Ligeti Quartet.
April '18 - Selected as joint-winner of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival Competition.
April '18- Selected as runner up in the Walter and Dinah Wolfe prize. The piece was performed by Rolf Hind on 11th May, 1pm, during the PLUG Festival.
March '18 St Salvator's Chapel Choir's CD, Annunciations: Sacred Music for the 21st Century, featuring Lisa's piece, The Silent Word Sounds, is now available on Spotify and iTunes.
5-6th March '18 - Theoartistry Festival in St Andrews. As the culmination of the Theoartistry project, in which Lisa participated, the festival showcased the pieces which were created during the collaboration. St Salvator's Chapel Choir's CD of these works was also launched.
February '18 - Selected for the - CeNMaS Quartet Workshop with the Ligeti Quartet
October '17 - The Robzen Duo performed a recital of Scottish and Czech music - 'Ballads from our Homelands' - in Renfield St Stephen's, Glasgow. This included Lisa's piece Sunrise in June.
August '17 Lisa was appointed to be an Associate Member of the LSO SoundHub
August '17 - Piobaireachd was played on the BBC Radio 3's Late Junction programme
June '17 - St Salvator's Chapel Choir recorded The Silent Word Sounds for their new CD alongside works by other members of the Theoartistry Scheme and also works by Sir James MacMillan. The pieces from the scheme will also be published.
22nd June '17 - St Salvator's Chapel Choir performed The Silent Word Sounds in a St Addrews University graduation thanksgiving service.
11th May '17 - The Arctic Rose was performed at 'Plug 6: Glasgow Piano Duets' in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Plug Festival.
19th February '17 - workshop on The Silent Word Sounds with St Salvator's Chapel Choir, St Andrews and Sir James MacMillan as part of the Theoartistry Scheme.
4th December '16 - Glasgow Madrigirls performed Eilean Mhathair in their advent service in the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel.
29th October - selected for the 2016 sound festival composers day masterclass with the Bozzini Quartet (Canada).
30th May 2016 - The Robzen Duo recorded Piobaireachd.
29th May 2016 - The Robzen Duo performed
Piobaireachd in a recital at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
6th May 2016 - The Hebrides Ensemble performed Dereliction at the RCS as part of the PLUG Festival and was a result of this piece being runner-up in the Walter and Dinah Wolfe Composition Prize.
[Ben Tomlin Photography]