Robin Fischle chose to pursue a career in music during his final years at high school. Upon leaving, he studied French Horn with Allan Mann at the Sydney Conservatorium while completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Sydney University. While at university, Robin gained experience playing horn in musicals produced by amateur music societies in Sydney and Wollongong. He also played as a freelance player in J.C. Williamson stage shows, and in recording sessions.
After completing University, he joined the horn section of the Elizabethan Theatre Trust Orchestra (Sydney), which later became the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. He played at the opening of the Sydney Opera House with the orchestra.
Robin moved to Newcastle in 1982 to take up the position of Lecturer in Brass at the Newcastle Conservatorium. During his time there, Robin formed the Conservatorium Brass Ensemble, conducted the Conservatorium Children’s Orchestra, while occasionally conducting the Conservatorium Senior Orchestra, as well as undertaking an annual survey of student musical performances in the Hunter Valley.
Now in retirement, Robin enjoys reading, attending concerts including opera and ballet performances, and planning repertoire for Orchestra Nova. Robin also enjoys travelling, and has had the opportunity to travel extensively across Europe, mostly alone, but also with his two daughters.
The musicians playing in Orchestra Nova range from students to people of all ages and from many walks of life including teachers, doctors, engineers and retired people.
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