Robert Holl was born in Rotterdam and studied with Jan Veth and David Hollestelle. He has worked with renowned conductors and leading orchestras in Europe, the US, and Japan. He is especially known as a singer of lieder, with a particular interest and passion for the German and Russian repertory and especially the works of Franz Schubert.
Mr. Holl’s concert engagements in the 2014-15 season led him to Utrecht, Vicenza, Japan, the Vienna Musikverein, and to the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg. Highlights of the 2015-16 season include a tour through the Netherlands with the Rubens Quartet, a recital with Oleg Maisenberg at the December Nights in Moscow, as well as concerts in Vicenza with András Schiff. In the US he sings Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass in Los Angeles with Mr. Schiff conducting. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances.
Mr. Holl has been a professor of art song and oratorio at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna since 1998. In Austria he has been awarded the title Kammersänger and the Cross of Honor for Arts and Science, and in 1997 he became an honorary member of the Society of Music Lovers in Vienna. In his native country he has been “Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw” since 2007.