Robert White studied at the ILEA and CYM in London and then at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
He established a busy career as a multi-instrumentalist performing on a remarkable list of instruments including all types of early winds, global winds and bagpipes, he is particularly known for playing the Uilleann pipes, also brass, flutes, whistles, percussion and singing.
He has a long list of credits as a composer, arranger and performer for film, television and radio. He appeared in Sharpe’s Sword as the pipe major and has performed in over forty major feature film soundtracks including Robin Hood, The Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit and Apocalypto. He has also worked on many schools and youth projects education young people and demonstrating musical instruments and genres. Roberts compositions for library music have been used on countless TV productions including Peaky Binders and Spongebob Squarepants.
He was presented to Her Majesty the Queen and played at Claudia Schiffer’s wedding. Robert has worked extensively for BBC radio and television, composing the music for Fungus the Bogeyman, which won a Sony radio drama award.
Theatre credits include The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company and The English Shakespeare Company and various provincial companies. His playing can be heard on recordings for Gothic Voices, Sir Cliff Richard, El Divo, West Life and many other artists.
He has also appeared as a soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and The Philharmonia Orchestra. He is also a founder member of the traditional music groups The New Scorpion Band and Give Me Your Hand.