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May Robertson - fidel, voice

May Robertson gained a Distinction for her master's degree in 'modern' violin at Trinity Laban, and studied the baroque violin there and at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. She previously read English at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, singing in her college choir and developing an interest in medieval studies.

May has in-depth knowledge of early music, having studied the baroque violin with Kati Debretzeni, Margaret Faultless, Walter Reiter and others; participated in masterclasses with Jordi Savall and Adrian Chandler; and performed in projects directed by Frans Bruggen, Judy Tarling, Barthold Kuijken, Jaap ter Linden, Peter Holman, and Richard Egarr. She has participated in side-by-side projects with the Academy of Ancient Music and with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. She has participated in the Dartington International Summer School, supported by the Leverhulme Trust, and performed as a soloist under Sigiswald Kuijken at La Petite Bande Summer Academy. She has played violin and viola with groups such as Charivari Agreable, Armonico Consort, Amade Players, Chelys, Music for Awhile, and Covent Garden Sinfonia.

May also enjoys collaborating with colleagues from a range of fields including folk and world music and contemporary and South Asian dance.

May's website