|Year of Birth:||1971|
Robin Blaze (born 1971 in Manchester) is an English countertenor.
The son of Peter, a professional golfer, and Christine, Robin Blaze, with his brother Mark, grew up in Shadwell, near Leeds, and was educated at Leeds Grammar School, Uppingham School, and Magdalen College, Oxford. Having made his first solo recordings as a treble with Stephen Lomas, Blaze was both a chorister and an academical clerk at Magdalen College where he recorded with the Dufay Consort. After graduating, he won a scholarship for postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music, where he continued to study with Michael Chance and Ashley Stafford. After completing his education, he took a position as professor of Vocal Studies at the Royal College. He has also studied flute, piano, and organ.
His opera roles have included:
Blaze has performed with conductors including Harry Christophers, Stephen Cleobury, John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Richard Hickox, David Hill, Christopher Hogwood, René Jacobs, Robert King, Ton Koopman, Nicholas Kraemer, Gustav Leonhardt, Paul McCreesh, Nicholas McGegan, Trevor Pinnock, and Masaaki Suzuki.
He has appeared with ensembles including the Academy of Ancient Music, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Bach Collegium Japan, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, La Chapelle Royale, City of London Sinfonia, Collegium Musicum 90, Collegium Vocale, The English Concert, Fretwork, Gabrieli Consort, Hallé Orchestra, Hanover Band, Israel Chamber Orchestra, King's Consort, Manchester Camerata, National Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Florilegium, Palladian Ensemble, The Parley of Instruments, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Flanders Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, RIAS Kammerchor, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, The Sixteen, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, and Winchester Cathedral Choir.