Robert runs the highly regarded classical music blog, Planet Hugill and in 2013 was named as one of Saga Magazine’s Top 50 Bloggers Over 50. The blog regularly covers classical music news and live music previews, with concert, opera and recording reviews. Recent comments about the blog from supporters,
'Your blog has depth and intrigue. A hypnotic mix for someone who knows little about music. Thank you for an open ticket to wonderland.'
‘Love the variety of topics and the conviction and love I perceive in this organization.’
'Thanks for all your enthusiasm and for keeping us informed of what's going on out there’
Robert also reviews opera for the Opera Today website and has contributed occasional reviews to Opera magazine and Opera Now.
Robert writes the programme notes for the Conway Hall Sunday Concert Series, the longest running chamber music concert series in Europe, and has written programme notes for St John’s Smith Square, and contributed articles for English Touring Opera programme books.
Sample programme notes (all 600 words):
Bach’s Cello Suites (10/5/2020)
Beethoven's Violin Sonatas (19/1/2020)
Beethoven's Razumovsky Quartets (26/4/2020)