Singer (tenor)

James Robinson

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Singer (tenor)
Classical tenor, GSMD and Cambridge Graduate. Works extensively as a soloist and ensemble singer. Occasional pianist, violist and organist.

James Robinson (tenor) has just graduated with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having done his undergraduate degree in music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. A versatile artist, he works extensively both as an ensemble singer and a soloist. James was named one of Tenebrae’s Associate Artists for 2016/17 and has subsequently worked with many of the country’s top ensembles. Recent and upcoming projects include work with the Britten Sinfonia, Ex Cathedra, Tenebrae, Siglo de Oro, The OAE, The Hannover Band, and The Gabrieli Consort. He has also worked in Europe with Le Concert D’Astree and Morgens Dahl Kammerkor. His solo work has included Bach’s B Minor Mass at the St Endellion Easter Festival, Handel’s Messiah at St John’s Smith Square, and Bach’s St Matthew Passion at the Hampstead Music Festival. Forthcoming solo projects include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Birmingham Town Hall and Handel’s Israel in Egypt at St John’s Smith Square. His operatic roles include Acis in Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Schoolmaster in Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen, Male Chorus in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia, and The Madwoman in Britten’s Curlew River. Other solo projects include work the Kreutzer Quartet, recording and performing a new piece by David Matthews, and a recording of Robin Holloway’s music for the Delphian label to celebrate the composer’s 75th birthday. He has also recently performed Brahms Ziegeunerlieder with The Prince Consort at the Wigmore Hall. He fills his spare time by teaching, playing football (as an erratic goalkeeper) and following the misfortunes of Charlton Athletic.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform while walking around a venue
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Barbershop, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Acoustic, Covers, Rock, Classic rock
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Actor, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Examiner, Musicologist
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