Robert Stewart studied at the University of Toronto (MusBacPerf, AdvPerf) and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (MMus) in Glasgow. Now in Melbourne, Robert has been a finalist in the Mietta Song Recital Award and recently appeared in New Zealand Opera’s production of Carmen. He also performs regularly at St John’s Southgate in their Bach cantata series, including performances with Bach’s successor, Thomaskantor Christoph Biller. Robert was a Vocal Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in the summer of 1999 and participated in Master Classes with Pierre Valet, Phyllis Curtin and Ernst Haefliger. While at Tanglewood, he performed Bach’s Selig ist der Mann with American Bach scholar, Craig Smith, and members of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Other engagements have included concerts with the Toronto Symphony, the Amadeus Choir, the Aldeburgh Connection, the Bell’arte Singers, the Ottawa Valley Festival, and on CBC Radio Two with the Aradia Ensemble. He has also made several recordings with both the Amadeus Choir and the Aradia Ensemble for Naxos Records. In 1995, Robert performed the role of Ham in Britten’s opera Noye’s Fludde as part of the Canadian cultural contribution for the UN’s 50th anniversary celebrations in San Francisco.