Robert Hugill is a London based composer, journalist, blogger and lecturer. Robert runs the highly regarded classical music blog, Planet Hugill, reviews for OperaToday.com and contributes articles to Classical Music. Robert gives his course An Introduction to Opera early next year. As a composer Robert’s setting of the Advent Prose was premiered by Alistair Dixon and Chapelle du Roi, and they will premiere Robert’s setting of Ruth Padel’s Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth. Robert’s cantata The Testament of Dr. Cranmer was issued on the Divine Art label. His opera When a man knows was performed in 2011 at the Bridewell Theatre, London. His songs were placed in the English Poetry and Song Society’s A E Housman and the Ivor Gurney competitions.