The English bass-baritone, Martin Robson, began his musical life as a composer and violinist and read music at Leeds University before studying singing at the Royal Northern College of Music with Nicholas Powell and April Cantelo. He has also studied with Dame Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge and currently works with Jennifer Caron.
Martin Robson's concert work has taken him all over the world as well as working with choirs and festivals in Britain. He has appeared with many leading orchestras and ensembles including the New London Consort (Director: Philip Pickett), Musica Antiqua Köln (Director: Reinhard Goebel), Les Arts Florissants (Director: William Christie), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi and London Mozart Players. Amongst the conductors he has worked with are John Eliot Gardiner, Bernard Haitink, Christian Thielemann, Vladimir Spivakov, Mark Elder, William Christie, Reinhard Goebel, Stephen Barlow and Ivor Bolton.
His operatic credits include: Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opera di Roma, Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg, Aix-en-Provence Festival, English National Opera, Scottish Opera, English Touring Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera. He has created roles for: Music Theatre Wales, Opéra National du Rhin, The Almeida Festival, The Hebrides Ensemble. His repertoire includes: Masetto and Commendatore in W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni, Colline in La bohème, Pistol in Falstaff, Claudio in George Frideric Handel's Agrippina, Garibaldo in G.F. Handel's Rodelinda, Sarastro in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Rocco in L.v. Beethoven's Fidelio.
Martin Robson is the Oratorio and Ceremonies Ensemble Manager for Singers4all. He has recently been appointed as a Singing Leader for Sing Up, part of the governments national music manifesto.
Martin Robson has recorded extensively for BBC Radio 3, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Radio France and Dutch Radio. His discography includes the recording of the role of Father Trulove on the Grammy-winning CD of Igor Stravinsky's The Rakes Progress for Deutsche Grammophon and I. Stravinsky's Threni with the London Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Robert Craft..