|Richard Robinson was born in 1981. He studied musicology at Oxford University on a St Anne's College scholarship, and in 2004, he completed a Masters in Musicology at King's College, London, receiving a distinction for his main dissertation on the political and chivalric background to “Henry VIII's MS”.|
Alongside his academic studies, he studied modern flute with Paul Edmund-Davies and Jonathan Rimmer, and reached the latter stages of several national competitions, including the semi-finals of BBC Young Musician 2000. In 2002, he qualified as one of three British flautists for the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition and in the following year, he was awarded the LRSM solo performance diploma with distinction.
After only four weeks of playing Baroque flute, he was awarded a place at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, where he graduated with a Diplom für Alte-Musik in 2010. He has performed throughout Europe, including at the Festival Internazionale di Musica Rinascimentale in Ferrara (Italy) and at the Trigonale Festival der Alten Musik in Klagenfurt (Austria). He has broadcast on Swiss Radio (DRS2) and in 2009, he was the flute obbligato soloist in the world premiere broadcast of Handel's aria “Dell'onda instabile” (HWV214) for WPRB Princeton (USA). He has played with several European ensembles, including The European Opera Centre and The Modena Consort, and he has recorded with Ensemble Arcimboldo (Musiques Suisses).