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Robin Panter is from Liverpool and studied the Viola at the Royal Northern College of Music with Roger Benedict and Scott Dickinson. 

In 2004 Robin joined the viola section of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and while in Glasgow teamed up with a group of musicians to set up a Scottish version of "El Sistema" visiting Venezuela and applying its ground breaking social and community development programme into schools in Raploch, Stirling. 

Robin now lives in Ireland where he is a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and regularly performs with the RTÉ and Ulster orchestras amongst others. Robin is also a keen chamber musician and is a member of the Robinson Panoramic Quartet (Violin Viola Cello and Bass) who have commissioned around 25 new pieces, many from Irish composers and four of which were performed as part of a residency at Kaliedoscope Night 2014. 

Robin plays a John Dilworth viola and a Noel Burke bow, which were both part funded and supported by Music Network’s Music Capital Scheme, funded by The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Music Network is funded by The Arts Council.