Rob Keeley was born in Bridgend, Wales, in 1960 and started composing and playing the piano at the age of nine.
He studied with Oliver Knussen at the Royal College of Music, Magdalen College Oxford under Bernard Rose, and later with Robert Saxton.
In 1988 he studied at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome with Franco Donatoni, and at the Tanglewood Summer Music School, where he was the Benjamin Britten Fellow in Composition, working with Oliver Knussen and Hans Werner Henze.
Before joining Kings’ College, London in 1993, where he was Lecturer in Composition, he was a freelance pianist and repetiteur, working for Opera Factory, Almeida and Garsington Opera, amd Music Projects/London
Rob took early retirement in 2018 and now divides his time between composing and playing the piano.
His works have been recorded on Naxos, Toccata Classics, NMC, Lorelt, Divine Arts/Metier and Clarinet and Saxophone Classics (Samek Music). They are published by Tetractys, Composers Edition, WiseClassical, Samek Music and Resonata (Brass)
Explore more of Rob's music here
Two Fanfares and an Interlude
Three Easy(ish) Bagatelles
Low Life I
Low Life II
Low Life III
Mating Rituals at High Altitude