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Old Royal Naval College
Robert Spriggs studied viola at the Royal College of Music with Margaret Major of the Aeolian Quartet.
His recording and performing career has seen him work with Britpop bands in the 1990s, and carry out session work with artists from Beverley Knight to Beth Orton, from Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue to Christine and the Queens. He has played live and on TV with The Tindersticks, The Divine Comedy, Florence and the Machine, Hofesh Schechter Company, and Steve Reich. An important strand of Robert’s career has been his work on soundtracks for films that range from 2010’s Winter’s Bone to many of Claire Denis’s films (most notably High Life). Most recently, he contributed to the soundtrack of The Lost Daughter.
Providing inspiration to a diverse body of students has been an interest of Robert’s for the last twenty years. He began his musical life as a flautist before taking up the viola at the comparatively late age of fifteen. From this emerged his fascination with pedagogy (from Suzuki method to the work of Sheila Nelson). Motivated by a desire to reach students who might not otherwise have had the chance to experience instrumental music learning, Robert developed a long-standing association with Haringey Music Service. He has gladly taught viola and violin to students aged from 3 to 50.
Junior Trinity is a Saturday Music Department for 3-19 year olds. We were the first Junior Department of a UK Conservatoire to open its doors to schoolchildren on Saturdays in 1906. Since then thousands of young people have benefited from the opportunities to make music as individuals and in a wide variety of small and large ensembles. From Trinity Teenies aged 3-5 right through to university and conservatoire entrance, it is our aim to encourage a lifelong interest in music and to give our students the opportunities to develop to their maximum potential.Find Out More
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