Professor Stephen Robertson
Stephen Robertson is a vocal pedagogue who is much in demand both nationally and internationally – especially in the USA where he has been a regular giver of masterclasses at the University of Indiana. He brings to the post the multi-disciplinary skills of singer, teacher and voice researcher and a clear vision for the future training of young singers.
Stephen studied Music at the University of Oxford and singing with Marjorie Thomas and David Johnston of the RAM. He sang at Bayreuth, Frankfurt, and the Salzburg Osterfestspiele where he was invited to join the music staff. He taught at the RNCM for six years and has been teaching at the RSAMD for nine years. Stephen’s students have sung at many of the worlds leading opera houses, including Covent Garden, La Scala, Le Chatelet, Netherlands Opera, Vlaamse Opera, Canadian National Opera, Norwegian National Opera, Strasbourg, Wiesbaden, English National, Glyndebourne, Opera North, and others. He has two articles in preparation for publication in the Journal of Singing, “ Resonance Characteristics in Upper Passaggio Tenor Singing” and, “Predicting the secondo passaggio in the Male Voice”. This year he was an invited speaker at the international Physiology and Acoustics of Singing conference in Stockholm.
In his spare time Stephen is also an enthusiastic sportsman and an accomplished organist having been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists.