Robin Blaze


Robin Blaze is now established internationally in the front rank of interpreters of Purcell, Bach and Handel, and his busy schedule has taken him to Europe, South America, North America, Australia and Japan. He read music at Magdalen College Oxford, winning a post-graduate scholarship to the Royal College of Music, where he trained with assistance from the Countess of Munster Trust, and where he is now a Professor of Vocal Studies.

He has worked with most of the distinguished conductors in the early music field, and his Bach cantata performances on CD with Bach Collegium Japan, under Masaaki Suzuki, have been particularly admired. Operatic roles have included various Handel operas as well as Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Chamber music is a particular love, and he has worked extensively with Concordia, Fretwork, Florilegium and the Palladian Ensemble, as well as giving numerous solo recitals in the Wigmore Hall and at many festivals worldwide. He has recorded Thomas Ades’s The Lover in Winter for EMI, and he records regularly for BIS and Hyperion.