Robert was awarded a PhD in music composition through Griffith University, Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Married with three children he lives in Brisbane, Queensland.
Robert’s compositional voice ranges from secular/sacred works for choir to orchestral and chamber music, plus the stage and concert band genre. He composes in acoustic and electroacoustic mediums with many of his works featuring avian elements. Writing across a wide spectrum of performance abilities Robert’s creative output encompasses very simple beginner works, canons and rounds to complex and difficult works for virtuoso performers such as The Lunaire Collective. His symphony for string orchestra has been recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic orchestra, he is currently developing a method book for beginner violin using Malaysian folksong and is setting the Malaysian Islamic mystic Hamzah Fanuri’s texts for ‘a cappella’ choir. Robert has presented at international and national conferences and symposiums.