Robert Clark became a staff pianist for the Royal Academy of Dancing whilst still a student at the Royal College of Music. Then, on leaving college, Robert worked as a freelance pianist, playing for ballet and accompanying many soloists both in this country and around the world, including the USA, Canada, Dubai, China and many European countries, appearing in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, London and The Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto.
Robert is probably the most in demand ballet pianist in the United Kingdom. He was the guest piano soloist for Carlos Acosta and Friends at the London Coliseum in July 2013, December 2015 and in Abu Dhabi and at The Royal Albert Hall in 2016.
Robert was appointed as Pianist for The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden in March 2000, and has appeared as piano soloist at The Royal Opera House with the company on numerous occasions. As soloist at the Royal Opera House Rob has performed works including Lowell Liebermann’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Liszt B Minor Sonata, Rachmaninoff Trio Elegiaque, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Poulenc Double Piano Concerto, Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety and various solo pieces by Ligeti and Chopin. He has also toured extensively with the company, to much of Europe, Australia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, The USA, Mexico, Russia, Cuba, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In 2010, Robert was made Head of Music Staff for The Royal Ballet.
In January 2013, he made his debut as a soloist with The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Poulenc’s Double Piano Concerto with Kate Shipway, returning in March 2014 to play Lowell Liebermann’s Piano Concerto No.1, and again in March 2016 where he performed Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety with the orchestra. In March 2015 Robert made his debut with The Royal Opera as solo pianist in The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahogonny by Kurt Weill.
Buzz Classical is delighted to be able to offer Robert as a soloist with orchestra or accompanist with our growing roster of fine instrumentalists.