Richard Robbins & Guy Murgatroyd
Leeds Lieder Young Artists 2018
Richard Robbins tenor
Richard Robbins is one of London’s busiest and most 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 Bach’s B Minor Mass with The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Beethoven’s Mass in C with the London Mozart Players. In November, he sang on the highly competitive Oxford Lieder Mastercourse, learning from soprano Ann Murray and accompanist Roger Vignoles. He has also been appointed to the talent scheme for 2017/18 with Handel House. Richard has also been working on the inaugural Fellowship programme at St. Martin in the Fields, touring Minneapolis and Washington DC with the group. During the summer, Richard covered a role and sung in the chorus with Longborough Festival Opera in performances of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde and Beethoven’s Fidelio and covered the role of Middle Son in Judith Weir’s The Vanishing Bridegroom for British Youth Opera. Next year he will make his début as a soloist with the RPO in a performance of Mozart’s Mass in C Minor.
Guy Murgatroyd piano
Biography to follow