News: 2014

Five Miniatures in Cardiff

My piano piece ’Five Miniatures’ will be performed in Cardiff at ’Piano Pieces’ – an exhibition opening and concert featuring new and existing 20th and 21st century works.

More information can be found here:

3 Dec 2014, 7:00pm
The Abacus, 18-20 St David’s House, Wood Street, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 1ER


This year has seen several exciting broadcasts of Robert’s work. First there was Mob of Meerkats from the piece Mammals of Southern Africa on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme in June. Following this, the first three movements of the same piano trio were played on a special edition of Radio Winchcombe’s programme Impromptu in August and Inyoka Etshanini was broadcast on the pilot episode of a new Resonance FM show, Beethoven Was Wrong in November.

All of the pieces and more are available on Tracing Lines, Robert’s portrait CD.

Retorica - Orange

Retorica perform my piece, ’Orange’, alongside works by Gabriel Prokofiev at Amnesty International UK, in an event for Pussy Riot.

Human Rights Action Centre,
17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 2EA.

14 November, 7.30pm

Juice Vocal Ensemble in Cardiff

Juice perform a selection of contemporary works in Cardiff as part of the Cardiff University School of Music Concert Series.

Tuesday 11 November 2014
Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff, UK

Resonance FM Broadcast

I was recently featured on the pilot episode of a new show called Beethoven Was Wrong speaking about Cardiff University. A recording of my piece ’Inyoka Etshanini’ was played which is available on my CD, Tracing Lines.

Listen to the whole show here.

New Work for New Juilliard Ensemble

New Juilliard Ensemble perform the world premiere of a new ensemble work at a Concert of South African contemporary music in the Paul Recital Hall at Juilliard School, New York.

UBUNTU Festival of South African music and Arts (

Monday 3 November 2014, Paul Recital Hall, Juilliard School of Music, New York City, USA

Mzantsi Nights

Robert’s Mzantsi Nights - recently premiered by the New Juilliard Ensemble in New York - has been selected by the New Music South Africa panel for submission to the ISCM World New Music Days 2015.

Presentation at Birmingham Conservatoire

I will be teaching and giving a seminar presentation on my music at Birmingham Conservatoire on Tuesday, 28 October 2014.

Fletchers Walk, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 3HG

Irreconcilable Truths at SASRIM 2014

Jill Richards (piano) and Jacques Fourie (violin) perform Irreconcilable Truths as part of the Contemporary South African Composition concert held at the Eighth Annual Congress of the South African Society for Research in Music which runs 12-14 September.

Friday 12 September, 7.30pm, The Atrium, Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa

A Visit to Birmingham Conservatoire

On 28 October 2014, Robert will be spending the day at Birmingham Conservatoire. He will be teaching as well as giving a seminar presentation on his music.