Robert Orr

Robert Orr performs in Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin in The Art of Fugue.

Currently the principal oboe, Robert has also held the posts of principal cor anglais and associate principal oboe since he joined the NZSO in 1995. Outside of New Zealand, Robert has played as guest principal oboe with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. While studying at the Royal Academy of Music, London, he also played with the London Philharmonic, The Philharmonia and the City of London Sinfonia.

Robert is an established recital artist, having appeared for both the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts and the Christchurch Festival of the Arts. He has also toured for Chamber Music New Zealand with pianist Richard Mapp, and with the Zephyr wind quintet. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Southern Sinfonia, New Zealand Chamber Orchestra, and on several occasions for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Robert is an Artist Teacher at the New Zealand School of Music.