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. He made his full debut conducting the RSNO when he stepped in at short notice for the composer/conductor Gavin Bryars in the British premiers of the composer’s Viola Concerto, a concert given in Tramway in Glasgow. Robert will be conducting the RSNO again in June 2022 and again next season. Robert is a regular guest conductor for Scottish Ballet and has conducted Cinderella, Dextera, Snow Queen, Nutcracker and most recently The Scandal at Mayerling. 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 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 the MD for the Dunbartonshire Concert Band where, apart from regular concerts, he has commissioned and premiered new works, toured and recorded. He has led on hundreds of youth and community projects over the past 20 years, from Course Director for NYOS Spring Academy, RSNO All Together Now and the Gadfly Project with Dance House and the Helensburgh Orchestral Society. 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. Robert is currently chair of the Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust and the Artistic Director of a new rehearsal and performance arts venue in Bearsden, Kessington Hall. He was delighted to receive the Best Instrumental Group Music Director Award for 2021 from Making Music.
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

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

Robert Baxter - Voted Best Instrumental Group Music Director in the 2021 Making Music Awards
Glasgow Chamber Orchestra
The Orchestra The Orchestra Conductors Conductors Leaders Leaders Committee Committee
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. He made his full debut conducting the RSNO when he stepped in at short notice for the composer/conductor Gavin Bryars in the British premiers of the composer’s Viola Concerto, a concert given in Tramway in Glasgow. Robert will be conducting the RSNO again in June 2022 and again next season. Robert is a regular guest conductor for Scottish Ballet and has conducted Cinderella, Dextera, Snow Queen, Nutcracker and most recently The Scandal at Mayerling. 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 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 the MD for the Dunbartonshire Concert Band where, apart from regular concerts, he has commissioned and premiered new works, toured and recorded. He has led on hundreds of youth and community projects over the past 20 years, from Course Director for NYOS Spring Academy, RSNO All Together Now and the Gadfly Project with Dance House and the Helensburgh Orchestral Society. 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. Robert is currently chair of the Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust and the Artistic Director of a new rehearsal and performance arts venue in Bearsden, Kessington Hall. He was delighted to receive the Best Instrumental Group Music Director Award for 2021 from Making Music.
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
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