Robert Nairn | double bass

Robert Nairn | double bass



A specialist in historical performance, Rob Nairn is principal bass with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. He has worked with the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Early Music Festival, Juilliard Baroque, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, English Baroque Soloists, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Concerto Caledonia, Ironwood, Washington Bach Consort, Rebel, Florilegium, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Muffat Collective and Adelaide Baroque.

He has played with most Australian and numerous international orchestras including London Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh, Oslo and Gothenburg Symphonies, the English and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, the Bavarian Radio Symphony, the London Sinfonietta, and the Hallé Orchestra. He has given recitals and masterclasses and recorded for labels including Deutsche Grammophon, Sony Classical, EMI, RCA and Naxos.

Formerly head of the Early Music Department at Melbourne University, Rob was appointed Master Musician in Residence at the Elder Conservatorium in 2020.

He has taught at the Juilliard School and Penn State University.