He began his musical career as an organist at the age of 14 and completed the ABRSM Organ Diploma for performance at the age of 19. In 1998 Robert became Director of Music at St Peter's Church in Brandon, Suffolk after which he commenced his studies in organ, voice and bassoon at Trinity College of Music, London. He graduated with a BMus in 2005.
During his career, Robert, has held choral scholarships at both St Edmundsbury Cathedral and St Martin-in-the-fields and posts as Assistant Director of Music at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, and St. Michael's, Cornhill, London.
From 2009 to 2013, he was a member of the British Vocal Ensemble, VOCES8, with whom he toured world-wide. During his time with the ensemble, they recorded six CDs including the Bach Motets and Aces High.
Robert performs regularly as an organ soloist in London at many of the City's Churches and Cathedrals including St Michael's Cornhill, St Mary-at-Hill, St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. He has performed all over America and in concerts improvising alongside Naji Hakim.
He is a founder member of the Flute & Organ Duo, INVERSION, with the award-winning flutist Ruth Stockdale, with whom he tours internationally.
Robert is the director of various ensembles based in London including the Marble Hill Singers and Landmark Sound.
He founded the Square Mile Music Series and is artistic director of Seraphim, a professional ensemble composed of six musicians with a wealth of experience from the worlds of church music, opera, and the concert hall at an international level. They are the resident ensemble at St Mary-at-Hill Church where he is the Director of Music, a post he has held since 2007.