Musical Director | Répétiteur
Robert Bottriell gained his BA (hons) in music from the University of Exeter, where he studied piano with Katherine Miller. During his time at University Robert received Faculty and Dean’s Commendations for his contribution to the department and won the Cawthra Prize for continuing performance studies at postgraduate level. He was also awarded the Sir Thomas Beecham Scholarship and gained the highest recital mark within the year.
Robert then went on to study accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music under Michael Dussek and Graeme Humphey. Whilst at the Academy he was in great demand as an accompanist for masterclasses, recitals and singing lessons and was awarded the Pilcher Prize 2004.
In 2004 Robert Bottriell became a Junior Fellow of the Royal Acadamy of Music, holding the Hodgeson Fellowship. During this time he was affiliated to the Vocal and Opera faculties, employed principally as répétiteur for Academy Opera Productions. Productions included Wolf-Ferrari’s School for Fathers with Nicholas Braithwaite, Mozart’s The Magic Flute with John Copley and Sir Colin Davis and Massenet’s Cendrillon with Martin André.
Robert has worked as répétiteur for British Youth Opera and vocal coach and répétiteur for Alternative, London Lyric and Trinity College of Music. He has also worked with Unexpected Opera, ENO Opera Works, Surrey Opera and Opera Holland Park and is a visiting coach and répétiteur for Trinity College of Music as well as being a staff accompanist for the Royal Academy of Music.