Robin Totterdell graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2009, after gaining a First Class degree from the University of Manchester. His teachers were John Miller, Paul Beniston and Alistair Mackie. While at the RCM, Robin won the Brass Prize, the Concerto Competition and the Savage Club Prize, and performed the Tomasi trumpet concerto with the Symphony Orchestra.
Robin now works as a freelance musician, playing with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. He has toured across the world from Japan to the United States, working and recording with conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Semyon Bychkov, Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit and Bernard Haitink. As well as orchestral work, Robin has given solo and chamber recitals and performs regularly with his quintet, Pentagon Brass, which he founded while at the RCM. Robin is currently on trial for the position of Principal Trumpet with both the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and for Principal Cornet with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.