ROBERT FINLEY

AGE 72  I  NORTHBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS  I  UNITED STATES
ELECTRONICS ENGINEER (RETIRED)

Hull, England-born Robert Finley studied electronic engineering at the University of Sussex and, after graduation, took a job in the field of telecommunications in London. While working as an engineer, he continued a commitment to the piano and took his performance diploma exam at the Royal College of Music, which awarded the ARCM with Honors. A few years later, in 1980, he immigrated to the United States and worked for GTE and General Dynamics in Massachusetts as an engineer in the field of military communications. It was during that time in his career that he became involved in the growing amateur pianist community. He took part in the Cliburn Amateur Competition, as well as others in the United States and Europe. Now retired for 14 years, he enjoys spending more time playing the piano, taking part in festivals for amateurs, giving recitals, and playing in masterclasses.