About Me

 

First and foremost, I LOVE to sing!  Singing makes me happy, and in fact one of my earliest memories was singing Danny Boy to our neighbour!  I think I was about five, and I remember feeling delighted about the 10p that I got in exchange!  I think this was probably when I decided that I wanted to be a singer!  Throughout my childhood I performed whenever I could, in choirs, school shows and I won quite a few Competitions in Glasgow.

‘Gillian Robertson provided a flawless solo and left us awestruck. It was undoubtedly a highlight of the Mass’ – Review by Lily Blacksell for Broadway Baby. 19.08.2013

After school I went on to study Music  at Edinburgh Napier  University where I was taught by the late, great Andrew Doig.  Andrew drummed the importance of excellent technique into me, and I believe that Andrew’s guidance and support helped me to become the singer that I am today.  Andrew introduced me to the ‘Jo Estil technique’, and I use this as a basis to sing and teach from.  This technique really helped me understand how my voice works and how small changes can help me get the most out of it in a healthy way.

‘Robertson is utterly superb as Princess Ida; if her opening aria, Minerva! Oh hear me were on CD you’d be putting it on repeat’ – Thom Dibdin 05.04.2014

Gillian-resized2I am very much in demand as a soloist in Scotland, highlights include Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Theressianmesse and Michael Tippet’s ‘A child of our time’.  I am also a regular on the Operatic stage, and have sung many leading roles; amongst my favourites have been the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Princess Ida”,  Pamina in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Adele in “Die Fledermaus”.

I shall be posting details about future engagements on the News section, but if you would like to hire me to sing at a special occasion or a corporate event, please get in touch.