BIOGRAPHY

Robin Bier has been praised for her inimitable, resonant contralto (Phindie), “particularly moving singing” (Cleveland Classical) and “mysterious, dark hue and sauntering presence” (San Francisco Classical Voice).  She has appeared as a soloist with the American Bach Soloists, the Sarasota Orchestra, the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, the Cantata Collective, Bourbon Baroque, the Dartington Festival Orchestra, the English Symphony Orchestra, the Baroque Collective, the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Compagnia d’Istrumenti and Brandywine Baroque, among others.  As an ensemble singer Robin has performed with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Clarion, I Fagiolini, Apollo’s Fire, Voices of Ascension, Choral Arts Philadelphia, Ensemble VIII, The Thirteen, and Opera Philadelphia.  She is co-director and alto of solo-voice ensemble Les Canards Chantants.  Robin holds her bachelor’s degree in voice performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and postgraduate degrees in solo-voice ensemble singing and historical performance practice from the University of York, UK.  Originally from Alaska, Robin is now based in Philadelphia, PA, and is a student of German baritone Christian Immler.