Robyn graduated from Melbourne University with a BMus, with First Class Honours in Performance. She subsequently moved to England to continue her studies, obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and a Performance Diploma (ARCM) from the Royal College of Music. She went on to perform extensively as a piano soloist and to coach and accompany a wide range of singers and instrumentalists both in the UK and abroad.
Robyn is currently music director of London Opera Productions, Kentish Opera, the Llantilio Crossenny Festival, Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society, Bromley Philharmonic Choir and is a professor at the Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and the Arts.
Robyn has conducted a large and diverse selection of choral and operatic works. Her extensive operatic repertoire includes operas by Bizet, Donizetti, Humperdinck, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Strauss, Sullivan and Verdi. She has also conducted many of the major choral works and countless other smaller gems. Some highlights include performances of Verdi’s Requiem, Carmina Burana at the Fairfield Halls and Bach’s St Matthew Passion at St Clement Danes church on The Strand in London. Robyn’s orchestral programmes have featured internationally renowned artists and she has performed at many of the leading London concert venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican and the O2 Arena. She has also performed at Kensington Palace and at Sandringham for HRH The Prince of Wales.
Associate Conductor Jamie Sperling is currently studying for a Masters in Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music with Patrick Russill. He is Musical Director of the Cappella Singers of Upminster. Jamie also works as a bass with Voces Cantabiles Music, and has been a VOCES8 Scholar this year.
Jamie previously studied as an undergraduate at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he read Music. He was also a Choral Scholar in the world-renowned Choir of Royal Holloway, with whom he featured on recordings for Hyperion Records and Edition Peters Sounds, broadcast on BBC Television and Radio, and enjoyed tours to the USA, Canada, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and other parts of Europe.
Jamie is a committed Christian. He loves sport (especially cricket and rugby), travelling and good coffee!