UPDATE: English musician is jailed for child sex offences

UPDATE: English musician is jailed for child sex offences


norman lebrecht

June 03, 2015

We reported some weeks back that a music director/accompanist had offered to resign from two choral groups in south-east England after being found guilty of soliciting a nine year-old boy at a swimming pool in Amersham.

The man, 63, was tried under a different name from the one he uses in the music world. (Do not mistake the man named in the trial for any other choral musician of that name.)

He has been placed onto the Sex Offenders’ Register and will be sentenced on June 29. We called one of the choral societies and received a ‘no comment’ response.

You can read the trial report here. Some may find the details distressing.

swimming boy

UPDATE: Robin Bowman, 63, has been jailed for 12 months. Reports here and here.

His name has been removed from the websites of the English Baroque Choir and Epsom Choral Society.



  • Kate says:

    And not to be mistaken for Robin Bowman, expert on French Song and professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Back in the 1990s I remember him mentioning the unfortunate coincidence of names.