Robert MacKillop (previously Robert Phillips) studied classical guitar at Napier Polytechnic and the RSAMD where he was awarded a scholarship to study in Italy. After qualifying, he turned to lute playing, studying with Jacob Lindberg and David Miller.
He is now recognised as Scotland's foremost lutar and is in great demand. He has performed with the Britten-Pears Orchestra, the Scottish Early Music Consort, Scaramuccia and various ensebles. His collaboration with clarsach player William Taylor led to the formation of the Rowallan Consort, whose debut recording 'Notes of noy, notes of joy' appears on Temple Records. (Temple Records COMD2058)
Other work by Robert includes his book:
Robert Phillips/MacKillop - Music for the Lute In Scotland