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 the University of Manchester’s elite undergraduate Conducting Programme, Head of Choral Programmes and Director of Ensembles. In these roles he directed the first performance of Barry Cooper’s new Bärenreiter edition of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, commissioned a new choral work Light Into My Dark by John Casken and has led memorable performances ranging from Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius to Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. Recent and current conducting students are rapidly making their way in the profession with organisations which include RSNO Chorus, The Hallé, NYCGB Fellowship Programme, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Buxton International Festival. He is also a faculty member for Cardiff International Academy of Conducting.