Concert, Sunday 18th June 2023, 3pm

St Nicholas Church, Church Street, Chiswick, W4 2PJ

Afternoon Concert. Song Recital with Tenor and Piano. Programme to include music by:

  • Handel,
  • Poulenc,
  • Strauss,
  • Schumann,
  • Ireland and Gurney

Tickets £10 on the door, Students £5. Stay afterwards for Tea and Cake – £5. All payments by cash or card. Queries: stnicksconcerts@gmail.com.

We are extremely grateful to Charlotte Fraser for additional sponsorship for the musicians.

All Profits to the St Nicholas Church Development Fund for restoration of the outside stonework.

Robert is in his first year studying for a masters in singing at the Royal Academy of Music. he has sung arias in cantatas for the Bach in Leipzig series at the academy and worked on building his repertoire within lieder, French and English song and opera arias. He has performed a scene from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore as Nemorino and in his first term, was in the chorus for the academy production of Stravinsky’s Rake’s Progress.

Recently Robert was in the chorus for a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Princess Ida performed at the Southbank Queen Elizabeth Hall and he will perform three arias in Bach cantatas on Sunday 25th June in the Dukes Hall at Royal Academy.

Robert started his singing career as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral. He then studied music at Fitzwilliam College Cambridge and sang in the Sidney Sussex College choir. At Cambridge he performed a recital of Winter Words by Benjamin Britten. In London, Robert has sung in Westminster and Southwark Cathedrals, St James Sussex Gardens and other churches and for two years he was a choral scholar at St Martins-in-the-Fields.

Alongside his singing Robert is also a trumpeter performing mainly jazz and funk and is studying second study jazz trumpet with Nick Smart. Robert’s aim is to continue developing his solo singing and incorporating other musical facets into his performing.

Dutch-Chinese collaborative pianist Michelle Chow has performed in many venues throughout The Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S. She was the winner of the Royal Academy of Music London Brahms Wilfrid Parry Prize, Harold Craxton Prize for chamber music, and recipient of the Evelyn German Prize, the Frank & Hilda Stokes Prize, and the Marjorie Meyer Memorial Prize.

Michelle started studying piano at the age of six in China, and returned to The Netherlands where she continued her studies in the Young Talent programme of the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. She completed her bachelor’s degree cum laude under the guidance of Professor Ellen Corver. She has a passion for chamber music, and has formed many ensembles and close partnerships with violinists Emma Rhebergen and Naori Takahashi, soprano Ginette Puylaert, and mezzo-soprano Nina van Essen among others.

Michelle moved to London to undertake a post-graduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music and graduated with DipRAM. Michelle also has a passion for contemporary music, and was instrumental in “De Tijd” with Residentie Orkest and in the new music ensemble Asko Schönberg’s performance of “De Materie” by Louis Andriessen, conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw.

Michelle has been the Repetiteur Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music since September 2022.