"Catherine Robbin's is a beautiful voice used with intelligence, polish and wisdom." - The Globe and Mail
"Robbin has the tremorous underpinning of vulnerability at the heart of her voice; her range and emotional intelligence have the force to move listeners to tears." - Kitchener-Waterloo Record
One of Canada's best known mezzo-sopranos, Catherine Robbin has established an international reputation, performing with many of today's leading conductors throughout the world. Miss Robbin is at ease in a wide range of vocal music but is particularly noted for her interpretations of Baroque and Romantic repertoire. She also gives regular Master classes at Universities all over Canada, at the Carmel Bach Festival and is President of the Canadian Aldeburgh Foundation, an organization that supports young Canadian Artists performing at the Aldeburgh Festival in the UK.
Catherine's operatic appearances have included the title role in Handel's Floridante with Alan Curtis and Tafelmusik, Bradamante in Handel's Alcina for Vancouver Opera, Annio La Clemenza Di Tito with John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists and with Christopher Hogwood and the Handel & Haydn Society in Boston, Ursule in Berlioz's Beatrice et Benedict with John Nelson for Opera de Lyon, Cherubino with Marc Minkowski for Opera Atelier, Toronto and concert performances of Medoro Orlando with Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music.
In recent seasons Miss Robbin has performed Bach's St John's Passion with Nicholas Kraemer and the Rotterdamas Philharmonisch Orkest, Bach with Nicholas McGegan and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Berlioz with the Liège Philharmonic Orchestra, Bach's St Matthew Passion with Trevor Pinnock in Ottawa, Elgar with Gardiner and The Philharmonia, Mozart and Bach with Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music.