Robert Ehrlich - Biography
Robert Ehrlich studied Music and Ethnomusicology at King’s College Cambridge and recorder with Walter van Hauwe at the Sweenlinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. The start of his performing career was marked by top prizes in major music competitions in Great Britain, Holland and Germany such as the Munich International Competition (German Broadcasting Union/ARD) 1988, the Schott London Chamber Music Competition 1987 and the Moeck/SRP solo recorder competition 1989.
Robert has toured extensively throughout Western and Eastern Europe, North America and Australia. His radio and TV broadcasts for the major Australian, British, Dutch, German, Polish and Spanish networks have included live concert relays from the Wigmore Hall in London and from the Berlin and Warsaw Philharmonic Halls. The critical reception of his CD recordings has been unanimously positive: '9' from Repertoire (France) for his Handel sonatas and 5 stars from BBC Music Magazine (UK) for his Telemann sonatas, both CDs from Globe Records.
In 1993 he was appointed Professor of recorder in the newly founded department of Early Music at the Mendelssohn Hochschule in Leipzig; following positions as Head of Department and assistant Dean of Faculty, he was elected Rector for an initial 3-year term in 2006. He has been Visiting Professor of recorder at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London since 1998, and is heavily in demand for master-classes worldwide. Continued...