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Robert Alderson

Vocal professor


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF


Robert Alderson studied with the late Frederic Cox at the Royal Northern College of Music. After completing his studies he joined Scottish Opera for three years, then returned to Manchester and gained his Dip Ed Mus in Secondary Education (Distinction). Following this he gained a position as Head of Music in a large comprehensive school in Lancashire.

He returned to the RNCM as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Vocal Studies where he taught many young singers who are now enjoying successful, international careers. His teaching career has taken him across the world and he has been a vocal tutor, guest lecturer and has given masterclasses in many countries; Russia (Tchaikovsky Conservatoire Moscow and Krasnodar Conservatoire Krasnodar) England  (Trinity Laban London. Yorke Trust Opera Course Norfolk) Germany (Bayreuth Festspiehaus) Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden Opera house) Austria  (Bregenz Festspeile) Australia  (Australian National University Conservatoire of Music and Drama in Canberra  followed by an invitation to give classes at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Mount Lawley) America (Connecticut University’s Vocal Studies Department) Ireland  (TU Dublin Conservatoire) Belgium (The Singel and Ghent Opera Studi) Egypt (Cairo University Music Faculty, Cairo Opera House. A member of the board for Egypt’s First International Conference on Music Education at the Helwan University In Cairo) India (Neemrana Music Foundation and Lyric Ensemble of Delhi)

The summer of 2022 he retired from his full time teaching commitment at the TU Dublin Conservatoire.

Qualifications And Background

Dr Art and Culture (H.C.) Russian State Federation.
Dip. Ed. Mus. (Secondary Education)
A.R.C.M (Teaching and Performance)
L.G.S.M. (Teaching and Performance)

Robert enjoyed a successful and varied career as a performer when he first graduated and has primarily dedicated his professional life to the teaching of singing. He has gained wide recognition for this and has been the subject of several publications and of a BBC2 documentary about his work.

He is happy to have joined the permanent Professorial staff at Trinity Laban, particularly as his great mentor Frederic Cox taught at Trinity during the same period in his own life and Robert is proud to follow in his footsteps.