BIOGRAPHY

Skilled in all aspects of composition and production for recording, concerts, film and theater events,  live concert and musical events and orchestrations

Robert Copeland's musical career began as a youngster. He was recognized as a child prodigy at the age of 5 and at the age of 10 began studying piano performance with Wilna Morgan of The Juillliard School. 

During his university years he toured extensively as featured pianist and harpsichordist with the St. Louis Symphony at Carnegie Hall with conductors Leonard Slatkin and Jerzy Semkow on two separate tours.

 

Following study in piano performance at Washington University, St. Louis, Robert fine-tuned his skills in production and recording engineering at Ohio State University. 

 

In 1989, his move to Los Angeles opened the door for a significant career in the music business. Working with such artists and producers as Billy Preston, Ed Townshend (Marvin Gaye), Bruce Fisher (You Are So Beautiful) and others, he garnered a top-ten club dance hit "Skin Party" by up-and-comer Danny James. Later on, major stage tours such as "Kitaro's Cirque Ingenieux" and Cirque du Soleil's "Mystere" proved to be good fits for Robert's musical leadership and creativity. During this time, he provided audio technical guidance and solutions for film composers, artists, producers and music companies. Some of these individuals included Graeme and Ashley Revell, Sony Music, Warner Music, Paul Cooper (Universal group), Jim Messina, Joe Walsh, Cher, Carol Burnett, Christina Aguilera and Goo Goo Dolls, among many others.

Robert is currently serving as producer for LumiVoce’s upcoming album “Ensoul” featuring vocal artist Ying Ying Liu. “Wanwu, All Living Things", the first single from “Ensoul”, and "Lingxi, Breath of Life", the second single, were recently released worldwide to great critical acclaim.  

In addition to Robert's love of artist development and mentoring others, he participates in a multitude of masterclasses and workshops focused on music production and careers in the music industry.

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