Launch Concert

Gwyn Roberts

Gwyn Roberts, Cello

Gwyn was for a number of years the Principal Cellist and Associate Conductor with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Prior to this appointment, he studied with cellist Sela Trau and pedagogue Jan Sedivka at the Tasmanian Conservatorium. He has performed as Principal Cellist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Adelaide and Auckland Symphony Orchestras, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and also as Associate Principal of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

A member of a number of respected chamber music groups, Gwyn has performed with the Mayne String Trio, the Queensland Piano Trio, Ensemble I, and the contemporary ensemble Perihelion.

Gwyn was the Musical Director of the Queensland University Symphony Orchestra as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Music at UQ, and more recently the principal cellist of the Canberra Symphony. He also performs in a variety of solo and chamber music concerts in Australia, and is active as a teacher, and adjudicator. Gwyn directs the Young Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra at Queensland Conservatorium, and is also researching early cello history in Australia, developing his keen interest in photography and sailing, and performing and recording together with his wife, pianist Jenni Flemming. Gwyn and Jenni have recently purchased a cottage in Nicholl’s Rivulet, and intend to share their time between Brisbane and Cygnet, Tasmania. 

Gwyn is the Artistic Director of the Huon Valley Chamber Music Festival.