The  The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256 The Orchestra is affiliated to Making Music Scotland - Supporting and Championing Voluntary Music
Robert Baxter is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he studied trumpet. Since graduating he has worked, and continues to work extensively, with every professional orchestra in Scotland. He has also performed with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, Tenerife Symphony, New London Consort, Manchester Camerata, Bruckner Orchestra Linz and Flanders Symphony. He studied conducting with Ilan Volkov and Kristian Kluttig and has conducted the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra. This season Robert will conduct Scottish Ballet in Prokofiev’s Cinderella. He has been MD for the film composer Craig Armstrong in an evening of the composer’s music. He has also been MD for the Scottish Concert Orchestra conducting for both Belle and Sebastian and Colours Classical 2018 in the SSE Hydro, and for Celtic Connections in a televised concert from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with the Chieftains and Kris Kristofferson. Robert is currently MD for the Dunbartonshire Concert Band and the Helensburgh Orchestral Society where, apart from regular concerts, he has commissioned and premiered new works, toured and recorded. He regularly conducts a number of regional youth orchestras and has been course director for the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Spring Academy and conducted NYOS Juniors. As Guest Conductor, Robert has conducted the Dunblane Chamber Orchestra, RSNO Community Orchestra, Amicus, Glasgow Chamber Orchestra and the Glasgow Orchestral Society. He also enjoys teaching trumpet and taking performance classes at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland junior department and for the Music School of Douglas Academy. Many of his students have gone on to study at leading music conservatoires throughout the UK.
Robert Baxter - Principal Conductor
List of GCO Conductors
Below are listed all the Principal Conductors of the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra since its launch in 1967. In addition, the orchestra has been fortunate to secure the services of a number of Guest Conductors, and these are also listed below.
Principal Conductors of the GCO
Robert Baxter
2019 -
Peter Cynfryn Jones
1991 - 2018
William Kean
1989 - 1991
Guilio Romano
1988 - 1989
Charles Floyd
1987 - 1988
Graham Griffiths
1985 - 1986
William Webb
1982 - 1984
Sam Bor
1972 - 1981
Julian Dawson
1968 - 1972
Eoin Hamilton
1967 - 1968
Guest Conductors of the GCO
John Grant
March 2021
Gerard Doherty
March 2020
Robert Baxter
March/June 2019
Razvan Luculescu
March 2018
Gordon Bragg
June/Dec 2013
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About the GCO

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The GCO is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256
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Robert Baxter - Principal Conductor
Robert Baxter is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he studied trumpet. Since graduating he has worked, and continues to work extensively, with every professional orchestra in Scotland. He has also performed with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, Tenerife Symphony, New London Consort, Manchester Camerata, Bruckner Orchestra Linz and Flanders Symphony. He studied conducting with Ilan Volkov and Kristian Kluttig and has conducted the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra. This season Robert will conduct Scottish Ballet in Prokofiev’s Cinderella. He has been MD for the film composer Craig Armstrong in an evening of the composer’s music. He has also been MD for the Scottish Concert Orchestra conducting for both Belle and Sebastian and Colours Classical 2018 in the SSE Hydro, and for Celtic Connections in a televised concert from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with the Chieftains and Kris Kristofferson. Robert is currently MD for the Dunbartonshire Concert Band and the Helensburgh Orchestral Society where, apart from regular concerts, he has commissioned and premiered new works, toured and recorded. He regularly conducts a number of regional youth orchestras and has been course director for the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Spring Academy and conducted NYOS Juniors. As Guest Conductor, Robert has conducted the Dunblane Chamber Orchestra, RSNO Community Orchestra, Amicus, Glasgow Chamber Orchestra and the Glasgow Orchestral Society. He also enjoys teaching trumpet and taking performance classes at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland junior department and for the Music School of Douglas Academy. Many of his students have gone on to study at leading music conservatoires throughout the UK.
List of GCO Conductors
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Robert Baxter
2019 -
Peter Cynfryn Jones
1991 - 2018
William Kean
1989 - 1991
Guilio Romano
1988 - 1989
Charles Floyd
1987 - 1988
Graham Griffiths
1985 - 1986
William Webb
1982 - 1984
Sam Bor
1972 - 1981
Julian Dawson
1968 - 1972
Eoin Hamilton
1967 - 1968
John Grant
March 2021
Gerard Doherty
March 2020
Robert Baxter
Mar/Jun 2019
Razvan Luculescu
March 2018
Gordon Bragg
Jun/Dec 2013
Principal Conductors
Guest Conductors
Below are listed all the Principal Conductors of the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra since its launch in 1967. In addition, the orchestra has been fortunate to secure the services of a number of Guest Conductors, and these are also listed below.
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About the GCO

The Orchestra The Orchestra Conductors Conductors Leaders Leaders Committee Committee

Conductors of the GCO