Robin Bowman

Robin Bowman was Head of Academic Studies and then Head of Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, between 1985 and 2008. He worked as assistant to Pierre Bernac (the singer for whom Poulenc wrote most of his songs) throughout the 1970s, and was French consultant for the London National Opera Studio for 30 years. Collaborative piano playing has always featured largely in his professional life, including many broadcasts and recordings. For twelve years he was pianist and co-director of a springtime series of chamber music concerts in St. Emilion, France. In retirement he works for the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, and at Birmingham Conservatoire, also continuing his teaching at international summer schools