Richard Robbins is one of London’s most in demand tenors and choral conductors and is currently preparing for performances with The Hanover Band, The Southbank Sinfonia and Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Richard has also recently been appointed to the inaugural Fellowship programme of St Martin in the Fields and has just come back from a tour of Minneapolis and Washington DC with the group. During the summer, Richard will be involved with Longborough Festival Opera in performances of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde and Beethoven’s Fidelio. He will also be covering the role of Middle Son in Judith Weir’s The Vanishing Bridegroom with British Youth Opera as well as being in the chorus. Richard sings every Sunday with the renowned Guard’s Chapel Choir at The Guard’s Chapel and regularly sings at all the main London churches. He studies 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. 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. Richard recently performed in All the Angels by Nick Drake at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe with The Portrait Choir, an ensemble which Richard is a Principal Member. The Portrait Choir have just released a Choral Audio Guide, a world first, on which Richard can be heard soloing. Richard’s conducting runs parallel to his diverse singing career and he also runs another Surrey based choir, The Vine Singers, as well as organising and leading singing workshops for adults and young people. Since graduating from Royal Holloway with First Class Honours, Richard continues to be generously sponsored by The Richard Stapley Trust, The Devon Educational Trust and The Veronica Awdry Foundation.
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