Of the International Virgilijus Noreika Competition for Singers 2017


Robert Gilder (United Kingdom)

Managing Director of Robert Gilder & Co has been at the forefront of international artist management for over 20 years. After studies at Durham University in the UK, Robert Gilder worked for English National Opera and the Festival of Music in Great Irish Houses before entering the world of artist management in 1982. Robert Gilder & Co now has offices in London, New York and Skopje (Macedonia) and manages a roster of singers, conductors, directors and instrumentalists who are in worldwide demand.


The list of distinguished artists with whom he has collaborated includes Yehudi Menuhin, Arnaldo Cohen, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Ruth Falcon, Joyce Castle, Galina Gorchakova, and Deborah Voigt to name a select few.  Aside from this, he has also been responsible for the training and mentoring of a new generation of artist managers.  In recent years Robert Gilder has been selected as a jurist of several of the world’s leading vocal competitions including Verviers,  the ‘Maria Callas Vocal Competition’ in São Paulo, Brazil and the “Competizione dell’Opera” in Dresden. He is frequently asked to give guest masterclasses and workshops to Young Artist Programs on artist development and career management.  Robert Gilder is the recipient of the 2009 Patrick Hayes Award at the New York ISPA Congress.


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