Masterclass with Robert Toft
Friday 12 May 2017
Recital Hall West
Level 1, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Bel canto vocal delivery
Sydney Conservatorium of Music offers you the opportunity to attend a masterclass with acclaimed vocal coach and historian of singing Robert Toft. You are invited to witness him working with talented students, workshopping techniques to perfect their craft in an ‘open lesson’ format.
Professor Toft’s visit is supported by a Distinguished International Visitor Fellowship with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.
Robert Toft has been involved in the performance practices of singing for most of his career and has given master classes and lectures on historical principles of interpretation at conservatories and universities around the world. He has published five books on the history of singing, most recently With Passionate Voice: Re-Creative Singing in Sixteenth-Century England and Italy (2014). In 2015, together with Dame Emma Kirkby and Nicholas Clapton (Royal Academy of Music), Robert launched the first international summer school devoted to historically informed approaches to Italian bel canto vocal delivery. He is the recipient of a Distinguished International Visitors Fellowship funded by the Australian Research Council for a visit to the Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in Sydney and Melbourne. In Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council awarded him a research-creation grant for the project ‘From Research to Public Performance: Historically-Informed Re-Creative Singing’.
- Free, bookings not required.