Robert Markham studied with Oxana Yablonskaya and Samuel Sanders at The Juilliard School, New York, graduating in 1998 with the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts. He has won numerous prizes at major international competitions including first prize at the Vincenzo Bellini Piano Competition in Italy and the Awerbuch International Piano Competition in New York. He was also a finalist at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, and piano class winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition. He has performed extensively as soloist and chamber player, appearing in Great Britain, the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Russia, Israel, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. Concerto performances have included appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and the London Mozart Players. He currently serves on the staff of Birmingham Conservatoire, Yorkshire Young Musicians and Leeds University.