Malachy Robinson [double bass]
Malachy Robinson is a dedicated chamber musician. He is a founder of the Gregory Walkers, a group performing “Early Music from Ireland and beyond”, and is director of the Robinson Panoramic Quartet, a revelatory alternative to the standard string quartet. Principal double-bass with the Irish Chamber Orchestra since 1995, he is also a founder member of the cutting-edge Crash Ensemble. A founder member too of the Irish Baroque Orchestra, he has also appeared with many period-instrument orchestras in the UK. He has performed with the Vanbrugh, Navarra, Callino, Parisii, T’ang, Con Tempo and Vogler String Quartets, and the Phoenix Piano Trio.
Malachy has an MMUS in Historical Musicology from the Royal Holloway College, University of London and a GGSM from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London from where he was the top graduate in 1993 and was awarded the Dove Memorial Prize. Compositions include String performed by Crash Ensemble 2001; Where Art Thou, Muse? performed by Deirdre Moynihan and the Dublin Viols 2010; Hallow’d Ground performed by the Eidola Trio 2014; Shark recorded by Crash Ensemble 2017 and Dream of the Green Men performed by the Irish Chamber Orchestra 2018. He has also written countless songs.