Robert Michaels

Juno Award winning Flamenco Guitar and Vocals
Symphony and PAC shows available
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Robert Michaels Juno award winning Flamenco Guitar
Robert Michaels Flamenco Fire show logoRobert Michaels in Via Italia!

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!

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 has released seven CDs, one having reached platinum status. In addition to his many concerts and television appearances, he has had several acclaimed symphony performances.

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)

 
"Flamenco Fire fits an important niche in pop and light classical programming. I encourage music directors, executive directors and arts administrators to seriously consider the show for their seasons."
                    - Jeremy Swerling, Music Director, Danville Symphony Orchestra (IL)

“Flamenco’s version of Led Zeppelin axe-god Jimmy Page.”
                   - Ottawa Sun
 
“The people in the crowd are spellbound.” “…they watch him, they listen, they are caught as Michaels music travels past the neck of the guitar and creates his signature sound.  A sound so intense the listeners must hold their breath.”
                   -Toronto Star
 
“It’s time you should. His name is Robert Michaels.  He is incomparable. And you simply must see him.” “Every inch a dazzling guitarist”
                    -Toronto Sun
 
"Just playing his six-string with dazzling flourishes of macho colour and, on occasion, with alarming speed."
                    - Ottawa Sun

3 Reasons Why Juno Award Winner Robert Michaels Is The Perfect Choice For Your Season Programming!

 

#1 ENGAGING

"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

 

#3 IN-HOUSE MARKETING TEAM

Our marketing team will work with yours to produce a high audience draw – past presenters have consistently reported over 85% tickets sold.