Musicians

Robert White Tenor



Helicon Performances

Symposium 65 - Songs For the New Century
Symposium 48 - Morris, White, and Bolcom play Gershwin
Symposium 45 - 20th-Century Romantic Song in America
Symposium 41 - An Edwardian Valentine
Symposium 30 - An Evening of Cabaret
Symposium 23 - Brahms
Symposium 22 - Robert White & Stephen Hough
Symposium 17 - Robert White & Brian Zeger
Symposium 12 - Robert White, tenor

Robert White was born into a New York family that enjoys a strong tradition of song. He studied at the Juilliard School, earning a Master's Degree in voice. European studies included work with the legendary Nadia Boulanger at Fountainebleau.

Versatility has been the tenor's trademark throughout his career. Just after college he toured Europe and America as soloist in Medieval and Renaissance music with Noah Greenberg's New York Pro Musica, while also giving premieres of twentieth-century works by Menotti, Schuller, Babbitt, Corigliano and Hindemith (under this latter's direction).

Today his singing is applauded by audiences worldwide. He has sung for five American Presidents, Britain's Queen Mother and Prince Charles, Monaco's Royal Family, and Pope John Paul II. Symphonic and chamber music appearances include the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony, the New York Pops, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony and the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. Mr White has sung at major music festivals, including New York's Mostly Mozart, as well as the Aspen, Edinburgh, Prague, Hong Kong and Spoleto Festivals. His work in opera ranges from Baroque pieces to Mozart's Don Giovanni, Smetana's The Two Widows, Bizet's Carmen, Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, and modern operas such as Hindemith's The Long Christmas Dinner, and Menotti's Labyrinth.

In the 1980s Mr White attracted a large concert public in Britain and Ireland. Following a month-long English tour with flautist James Galway he was given the rare opportunity to host his own weekly radio programme with orchestra on the BBC, singing music ranging from Handel and Beethoven to Kern and Berlin.

Robert White has recorded more than a dozen solo albums. In addition to his busy performing schedule, he is a member of the Voice Faculty of the Juilliard School.