Childs, Robert

Robert ChildsDr. Robert Childs is a pre-eminent figure in the world of brass music. For over thirty years he has performed internationally at the highest level, giving solo performances in many of the world's most prestigious venues. He has given masterclasses at  leading conservatoires throughout Europe and is widely recognised as a leading education specialist within his field.

In the year 2000 Robert was appointed Principal Conductor and Music Director of the Cory Brand. His success with Cory was unprecedented and, having returned to his homeland of Wales, he became Director of Brass Band Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

In 2002 Robert was awarded a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Salford. He is also an Associate of the Royal College of Music and a Fellow of the London College of Music. In 2007 Robert's achievements were recognised by the Worshipful Company of Musicians when he was awarded the prestigious Iles Medal.

In 2008 Robert was given ‘Freedom of the City of London’ and later received the prestigious John Edwards Memorial Award by the Welsh Music Guild for his outstanding contribution to Welsh Music. In January 2018, Robert received an 'Excellence Award' at the The Butlin's Mineworker's National Open Brass Band Festival, an annual award for 'persons who have served the Brass Band Movement with dedication and distinction over many years.'

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