Born on Vancouver Island, Toronto-based baritone Graham Robinson has established himself as a sought-after interpreter of song, oratorio, and opera from the baroque to the contemporary. Recent performances include Handel’s Messiah and J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion with the Cellar Singers, and the Evangelist Quartet in Pärt’s Passio with The Elora Singers.
Graham holds an undergraduate degree in music from the University of Victoria and a master’s degree in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Toronto where he studied under Lorna MacDonald. Through Tafelmusik’s Summer Baroque Institute, Graham has received historically informed baroque performance coaching by Peter Harvey and Ivars Taurins.
Graham is passionate about ensemble singing and can be found singing regularly with Tafelmusik Baroque Chamber Choir, The Elora Singers, the Elmer Iseler Singers, and Soundstreams’ Choir 21, with whom he has participated in Juno winning and nominated recordings. Graham is a founding member of both the Aspirare Vocal Collective and Toronto’s Trinity Bach Project.
Graham keeps a private voice studio in Toronto’s downtown core where his pedagogical process focuses on singing as a narrative artform and utilizing the physiological mechanics of the human body to produce natural, uninhibited vocalization. His students have performed onstage at the Canadian Opera Company and been accepted into top tier post-secondary music programs.