Lisa Robertson



Lisa Robertson is a composer from the West Highlands of Scotland.

In the season 2018/19, her pieces will be performed by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Sinfonietta, who commissioned her to write a piece, Red Note Ensemble and Cappella Nova. Previous performances include Hebrides Ensemble, Rolf Hind, Brodick Quartet, CHROMA Ensemble, St Salvator’s Chapel Choir, Beckett Quartet and Glasgow Madrigirls. Her music has been performed in festivals such as West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Sound Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, PLUG Festival and also on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction programme.

She participated in masterclasses with acclaimed composers such as Brian Ferneyhough at the Ferienkurse Darmstadt and Sir James MacMillan during the Theoartistry Scheme, St Andrews. Further masterclasses include with Deirdre Gribbin, Liza Lim, Ashley Fure, Nicolas Hodges, Cathy Miliken, Graeme Jennings, and Graham Fitkin and workshops with the Ligeti Quartet and Bozzini Quartet. 

Awards include joint winner of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival Composers’ Competition and runner up in the Cappella Nova Composers’ Competition and the Walter and Dinah Wolfe Competition. She is an Associate Member of the London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub.

She is currently undertaking a PhD at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the supervision of Gordon McPherson and Emily Doolittle. Previous teachers have included Rory Boyle, Oliver Searle, Helen Grime, Mark Bowden and Christopher Mayo.

She is also a passionate violinist and chamber musician. She studied violin at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Maya Iwabuchi, William Chandler, Andrea Gajic, Bernard Docherty and with Anna Cashell at Royal Holloway.


  • MMus, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

    Violin Performance

    1 Sep 2014 - 1 Jun 2016
  • BMus, Royal Holloway University of London

    1 Sep 2011 - 1 Jun 2014

Beyond the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland...