Violist Robin Panter is currently a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and is a regular guest violist in orchestras in Ireland and the UK including the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Royal LIverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra. Robin is a member of the Robinson Panoramic Quartet who are currently resident ensemble for Music Generation Carlow, and held a residency at Dublin’s Kaleidoscope Night in 2014. RPQ are committed to commissioning new music and premiered ten new works by Irish Composers during 2014.

Robin is originally from Liverpool, and from the age of 4 was a chorister in Liverpool Cathedral. He went on to study viola in the Royal Northern College of Music, and in 2004 was appointed tutti viola with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. During his time in Scotland, Robin joined a team of musicians in setting up ‘Sistema Scotland’- the Scottish partner of the renowned 'El Sistema' program in Venezuela. He also completed his training as a Suzuki Violin teacher.

In 2014 Robin was awarded a grant from the Music Network/Arts Council 2014 Music Capital Scheme which will enable him to source a new instrument and bow.