Frédérik Robert has been passionately training singers across Canada for nearly two decades. He is also in demand as a vocal teacher, adjudicator, performance coach and music career mentor. Mr. Robert has a diverse and eclectic voice studio with singers ranging from musical theatre performers, to opera and R&B singers, to film/tv actors and Juno Award-nominated artists, to pop and rock singers. In addition to his thriving voice studio at the Vancouver Academy of Music, Mr. Robert is also the Program Coordinator for VAM’s Musical Theatre training program.
Many of Robert’s students are enjoying busy performance careers with outstanding companies like: The Arts Club, International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, Chinese Broadcasting National Orchestra, Vancouver Opera, Patrick Street Productions, Theater Under the Stars, Opera Mariposa, United Players, Gateway Theater, Renegade Arts Company, Fighting Chance Productions, North Shore Light Opera, Burnaby Lyric Opera, and Royal City Musical Theater.
Other noteworthy student accomplishments from Frédérik’s studio include: Several Juno Award nominations, Mr. World Talent Competition 1st Place – London, England, Best Actress Toronto Theatre Critics Award, XFactor USA live appearance, Canadian Idol Top 10 Finalist, Barbara Clague Competition 1st & 2nd Place Winners 2018, Kiwanis Festival Provincial – Musical Theatre and Classical Voice, Port Moody Idol Champion, Tri-City Idol Champion, Youth Talent Showdown Champion, Lougheed’s Got Talent Champion, PNE Star Discovery Finalist.
A few reviews from Mr. Robert’s students:
“After two years of serious training with Mr. Robert I was cast as Gabe in the musical Next to Normal, I won Kerrisdale Idol, Lougheed Sings, the X-Mas Factor and I competed in the Mr. World competition in England where I became Mr. World Talent. These successes were all fostered by the time, training, and investment of Frédérik Robert through our ongoing lessons. Frédérik has over 20 years of vocal experience; he is well trained, but also an experienced singer and performer in a variety of genres allowing him to adapt his teaching to any genre of music. Frédérik utilizes his extensive training to develop my Pop/R&B voice. He also focuses on extracting the emotion and finding the meaning of the song which has led me to more heart-felt performances.”
FRANKIE CENA (R&B/Pop Singer, Mr. World Canada , Graduate – UBC Sauder School of Business)
“I am a local opera singer and musical theatre actor currently enjoying an active performance schedule abroad. I have counted Frédérik Robert as one of my coaches and teachers for some time now, and his advice and guidance has never been anything less than completely invaluable. When it comes to vocal technique, he is an incredible diagnostician; he can hear exactly what is going on for me as a singer in that moment and prescribe exactly the right solution, should the need arise. He is knowledgeable, encouraging and enthusiastic to the bone about the voice, and he pushes me whenever I need. He is also a fantastic musician and is adamant about getting his students to bring their pieces off the page and to life for their audiences. He makes me more confident, gives me vocal strength, and I know that whenever I enter his studio as a student, I am in safe hands, which to me is the be-all and end-all when it comes to teachers. I have encountered many wonderful teachers and performers; I can easily count Frédérik as one of the best I have ever met.”
ROBIN EDER-WARREN (Opera &Musical Theater Performer, Managing Director for Opera Mariposa)
About Frédérik Robert’s career:
Vancouver French Canadian tenor Frédérik Robert has performed with Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon Opera companies. In concert he has been featured as a soloist with wonderful companies like: the Winnipeg and Regina Symphonies, National Arts Center Orchestra, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
As a cross-over artist, Frederik has sung leading roles in musical theater/theater productions with: the Arts Club Vancouver, BC Living Arts, The Show Co., Out of the Box Theater Productions, and Discovery Playhouse. As a member of the Canadian Tenors and Romanza Tenors, Frederik toured across North America for nearly ten years, performing in such prestigious venues such as the Venetian Room San Francisco.
Recent performances include: Verdi’s Requiem, Rachmaninoff’s The Bells, Carmina Burana with Vancouver Bach Choir. The Lost Operas of Mozart (City Opera Vancouver), Dragging Piaf (Queer Arts Festival), Messa di Gloria (West Coast Symphony), A Night in Rome (Vancouver Symphony), Eva’s Brother in Evita (Vancouver Opera), Stickboy title role (Vancouver Opera workshop), L’araldo reale in Don Carlos and Spoletta in Tosca with Vancouver Opera.
Mr. Robert has been privileged to study with notable teachers and coaches including: Virginia Zeani, Heidi Klassen, Carol Isaac, Nico Castel, Judith Forst, Michael McMahon, and Wendy Nielson.