The Clyde Duo consists of flautist Yvonne Robertson and harpist Sharron Griffiths. Formed in 2010 after they met on the Scottish orchestral circuit, they now perform regularly as a duo across the UK. Yvonne and Sharron are both highly in demand for recitals, recordings and orchestral work in Scotland and are often to be found performing with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia.
Yvonne Robertson - Flute
Born in Paisley, YVONNE ROBERTSON graduated with a First Class Honours Degree from the Royal College of Music before returning to Scotland to continue her studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Since completing a Masters with Distinction, Yvonne has worked regularly with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera. She is currently on trial for positions with both the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Opera.
As a soloist, Yvonne has performed numerous concertos throughout the UK and as a keen chamber musician works regularly in a duo with Scott Mitchell (piano), with Andrew Robinson (guitar) and of course in The Clyde Ensemble with Sharron! Yvonne has also played solo flute with pop group “McFly” on numerous television shows and their 2005 Wonderland Arena.
Competition and Scholarship successes include being a finalist in the 2009 Royal Over Seas League Wind, Brass and Percussion section, 2nd prize in the 2008 “Performing Australian Music Competition”, the RSAMD Governors’ Chamber Music Prize, the John McGregor Flute Prize for outstanding achievement, winner of the 2008 RSAMD Classical Concerto Competition, “Highly Commended” in the RSAMD Wind Governors’ Recital Competition, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award, Dewar Arts Awards, the Earl of Dalhousie Award, the EMI Music Sound Foundation Award and the Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship to travel to New York for lessons with Robert Dick. www.yvonne-flute.webeden.co.uk
"The audience rightly loved it and thought that it was one of our best concerts ever. Your playing is quite breathtaking, not only in virtuosity but also in beauty" Music in Rannoch