Robert Michaels is a world-renowned Juno award-winning guitarist whose talent reaches far beyond traditional flamenco-style to incorporate elements of jazz, pop and rock.
Robert's current shows include:
Flamenco Fire is a riveting and exciting journey through both classical and contemporary pieces. Some of the selections to be presented include Morricone, Cinema Paradiso, Bovio and Lama's Reginella and Classical Gas by Mason Williams. Robert also performs his own compositions and arrangements: Desert Chase, The Matador, Cubano, Memento, Seduction and El Toro. As an added attraction presenters have the option of adding a professional flamenco dancer(s), which further increases the visual pageantry of this show.
Via Italia - This show is an amazing blend of vintage classics plus new instrumentals and vocal selections - a musical journey through the heart and soul of Italy!
The Cubamenco Project - A Cultural Experience - This is Robert's brand new offering for symphony orchestra, based on his album of the same name, "Cubamenco". Besides the many dates, he has played in Canada, US, Europe, and Asia; he spent time in Cuba soaking up the music and culture and playing with local musicians, which inspired him to record and release the album Cubamenco, a fusion of Flamenco and Cuban music. He has had the pleasure of performing with some of the best Cuban musicians in the world, one being the legendary Compay Segundo from the Buena Vista Social Club band.
Robert has performed with several Pops symphonies including the Elkhart Symphony, Danville Symphony, Promusica Chamber Orchestra, Regina Symphony Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony as well as performing arts presenters in Canada such as Broadway Theatre, The Living Arts Centre, Banff Centre, Arden Theatre, Centre de Congres de Rouyn-Noranda, Hamilton Place and Place des Arts.
Robert recently completed a brief tour of Italy in preparation for his new show, "Via Italia." This show is an amazing blend of vintage classics plus new instrumentals and vocal selections - a musical journey through the heart and soul of Italy!
Rob regularly tours North America and Cuba. Where he was inspired to produce his album Cubamenco!
He currently resides in Toronto with his wife.
For more information or to book Robert Michaels for your next season or event, contact us!
“It was my great joy, pleasure and privilege to collaborate with the astonishing virtuoso guitarist Robert Michaels. He is an artist of the highest caliber - a unique voice in the world of music both as a composer and a most enthralling performer who magnificently blends several captivating styles.Engage him…you’ll be glad that you did. In the world of orchestras always looking for innovative programming, I can guarantee you that Robert Michaels and his colleagues put on one heck of a show!”
- Timothy Russell, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus (OH)
3 Reasons Why Juno Award Winner Robert Michaels Is The Perfect Choice For Your Season Programming!
"After the concert, all I heard was 'When is he coming back?” Stephen Eva - Musical Director, CSO
"Robert connects with the audience making them feel part of the performance." Donna Minkley - UW Parkside Special Events
#2 EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCES
"As was obvious by the reaction of our audience, your arrangements and playing as well as singing were a huge hit." Jeremy Swerling Music Director DSO, IL
“In the world of orchestras always looking for innovative programming, I can guarantee you that Robert Michaels and his colleagues put on one heck of a show!” Timothy Russell, Music Dir- ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Ohio
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