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Jury & Workshop Leaders

Richard Robbins

Richard Robbins

Tenor and Conductor - Guest Judge and Workshop Leader

https://www.richardrobbinstenor.com/

Richard Robbins is one of London’s busiest and in demand tenors, as a soloist and a choral singer. He recently won plaudits for his portrayal of the Madwoman in Britten’s Curlew River, with Classical Source describing his voice as possessing ‘irresistible baritonal softness’ and his acting to be ‘expertly judged.’ He is currently preparing for solo performances of Blow’s Venus and Adonis as a young artist for Brighton Early Music Festival and Mozart’s C Minor Mass with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In November, he sung on the highly competitive Oxford Lieder Mastercourse, learning from soprano Ann Murray and accompanist Roger Vignoles.

He currently studies with Amanda Roocroft and for the last two years, studied Vocal Performance on the postgraduate course at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of renowned tenor, Philip Doghan and highly respected interpreter of song, Joseph Middleton, winning the Rhonda Jones Scholarship upon graduation.

Lately, he has performed with The Hanover Band, The Southbank Sinfonia and musicians from the Academy of Ancient Music and his recent performances include Oratorio, Opera and Concert work in venues such as: St. Martin-in-the-Fields; King’s Place; Hackney Empire and The National Portrait Gallery.

Last summer, Richard spearheaded the campaign to Save the National Musicians’ Church from shutting its doors to musicians, gathering much press and social media attention. Consequently, he has helped create a new hub for church-based rehearsal venues.