Robert is frequently in demand as an empathetic and committed conductor of youth orchestras. Nationally, Robert has conducted the National Youth Orchestra of Wales at St David’s Hall and Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, the Hallé Youth Orchestra, and Pro Corda at Cadogan Hall in London. Internationally, he has been invited to conduct for the World Orchestra Festival, Asia Pacific Orchestra Festival (APAC) in Vietnam, Association of Music in International Schools (AMIS) in Salzburg, Haileybury Astana in Kazakhstan and the North London Collegiate School (NLCS) in South Korea.
Robert is proud to be Director of Ensembles at the University of Manchester and leads their highly acclaimed Conducting Programme. In January 2024, he will conduct the University of Manchester Chamber Choir at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Global Concert Music Concert held in Hong Kong. Robert directed the first performance of Barry Cooper’s new Bärenreiter edition of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and commissioned a new choral work Light Into My Dark by John Casken. Recent and current conducting students are rapidly making their way in the profession with organisations which include RSNO Chorus, The Hallé, NYCGB Fellowship Programme and RTÉ Concert Orchestra.