English pianist Robert Clark is Head of Music Staff for The Royal Ballet. In addition to managing the Company's music staff and playing in rehearsals he regularly gives solo piano performances in Royal Ballet productions.
Clark was born in Kettering and began playing the piano at the age of five. He studied with Jean Anderson and then with Niel Immelmann and Ruth Gerald at the Royal College of Music. In 2000 he joined the music staff of The Royal Ballet and was appointed to his current position in 2010.
His solo repertory for the Company includes The Age of Anxiety, The Concert, Rhapsody, Sweet Violets, Asphodel Meadows, Marguerite and Armand, Gong, Polyphonia, Les Noces, Viscera, In the Night, Ondine, 'Rubies' (Jewels), Nimbus, Electric Counterpoint, Infra and Elite Syncopations on the main stage and Of Mozart and Fantasy (‘Inspired by Ashton’) in the Linbury Studio Theatre.
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1 June 2014
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