One of the most versatile conductors working today, Robert is equally at ease with classical, opera and jazz, or theatre, rock and the avant garde. American by birth, he grew up in Los Angeles, where he spent his youth juggling his classical piano studies with attending stadium rock gigs by bands including The Who – making him a perfect choice to conduct ‘Classic Quadrophenia’. Based in the UK since 1981, he has conducted all the major British orchestras and his arrangements have been played by orchestras all over the world. He has also recorded two award-winning albums with Ute Lemper and worked with rock stars ranging from Radiohead and Debbie Harry to David Gilmour and Donny Osmond, as well as jazz legend Wayne Shorter. He maintains a lively career as a broadcaster for BBC television and radio.