Robert Young, piano and voice performer & teacher

About Me

My early love of music was encouraged by my father, also Robert Young, who made a name for himself in the late sixties and early seventies. He recorded with EMI and CBS and performed with many stars including Morecambe and Wise.

Born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, I started my own musical career at the age of 9 when I joined the Southwell Minster Choir.   I started taking piano and clarinet lessons a few years later and won a scholarship to study piano and clarinet at Wells Cathedral School in Somerset.  During my time there I began singing once again, as part of the school choir and occasionally as a soloist.

I began my teaching practice whilst in London studying piano at the Royal College of Music. I continued teaching upon moving to South Wales in 2005 where I also joined Llandaff Cathedral Choir as a tenor lay-clerk.

During the past 10 years I have been teaching music privately and I sing with the BBC National Chorus of Wales which performs on a regular basis.

I am currently taking a postgraduate degree in singing at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff to pursue a solo singing career.

I feel I have come home to Wales in many respects as many members of my family are Welsh and I spent a lot of time here as a boy. I currently live in Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taff.

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