Robert Hollingworth - director

Robert Hollingworth studied music at New College, Oxford University and spent a year on the post-graduate Early Music Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. At Oxford he founded the group I Fagiolini in 1986 and has since concentrated much of his musical life with this group.
I Fagiolini are acknowledged worldwide as the most innovative British vocal ensemble specialising in early music. Their stylish staged productions of Renaissance and Baroque music-theatre works together with virtuosic performances of contemporary repertoire have won them friends from the BBC Proms to Soweto and brought this repertoire to both specialist and completely new audiences.
Robert has also directed other ensembles in UK and abroad, most recently the Netherlands Chamber Choir in a ground-breaking new music-theatre project (Faust) universally acclaimed by the Dutch press and set in startling venues such as a Amsterdam vast shipbuilding yard and a disused station.
He directed Opera Zuid’s underground production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, and the BBC Concert Orchestra in a project with ‘The Full Monty’ composer, Anne Dudley. He founded the spectacular Islington Winter Music Festival, writes and presents programmes for BBC Radio and has worked on a number of films.
He is a regular guest conductor at the Dartington International Summer School. He is increasingly involved in education work, both as a freelancer and with I Fagiolini.