The lyrical tenor Robert Buckland recieved his early musical training as a chorister at Regensburg Cathedral. Since that time he has performed regulary with some of Europe’s top ensembles including the Stuttgart Chamber Choir, Collegium Vocale Gent, the Huelgas Ensemble, and The English Voices.
As a soloist Robert has performed both Arias and Evangelist in J. S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, St. John and St. Matthew Passion, other oratorios by Keiser, Stradella, Monteverdi and Telemann, several Haydn, Schubert and Mozart masses, numerous (Bach) cantatas, Requiems and Operas such as Handel’s Acis and Galathea (Acis), Siroe (Arasse), Lothario (Berengario), Haydn’s Philemon und Baucis (Philemon), Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas), King Arthur and The Fairy Queen, working with conductors such as Frieder Bernius, Roland Büchner, Jean Tubery, Paul Van Nevel, Jan Willem de Vriend, Peter Van Heyghen and Patrick Ayrton and orchestras such as Concerto Köln, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam and Contrasto Armonico. He performed Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe in New York and Franz Schubert’s die Schöne Müllerin in Oslo and The Hague.
Robert studied at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with Barbara Pearson, Diane Forlano and Peter Kooij and had masterclasses and coachings with Michael Chance, Jill Feldman and Marius van Altena. He finished his studies “cum laude” in June 08 and was a member of the ensemble of the Operastudio Nederland in the season 2008/09, joining productions such as a Handel-Pasticcio called “Ratattoullite” and a production of Tales of Hoffmann (Frantz, Nathanael and other). He is currently being coached by tenor Marcel Reijans and pianist Hans Schellevis.