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Described as “One of the most exciting Irish saxophone players in a generation”, Robert Finegan is an award-winning saxophonist based in London.


Robert has amassed an impressive list of awards, including Distinction in the 2021 Tunbridge Wells International Competition, 1st prize in the RCM Jane Melber prize, 2nd prize in the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year, as well as winning the inaugural Flax Trust Music Award in 2017.

Passionate about new music, Robert works closely with composers in the production of new works. These original works have been performed across Ireland, the UK, France and Croatia.


Robert is an avid soloist and chamber musician performing at festivals and venues across Europe, including the Royal Albert Hall, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ulster Hall, Belfast, Bloomsbury Festival, UK, and Festival de Lussan, France.


In addition to solo performances, Robert has performed with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, and Britten and Shostakovich Festival Orchestra.

In 2021, Robert completed the Master of Performance degree in the RCM, London, where he studied with Kyle Horch. He gained his Bachelor of Music from TU Dublin, where he studied with Kevin Hanafin. There he received the McNamara Gold Medal for Excellence in Performance.

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