Robert is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, and the University of Melbourne.
He is a Trumpet specialist, having had extensive experience in performing and teaching professionally. Experienced at performing in a range of musical contexts as a cross-over artist, Robert is highly experienced at performing and teaching in all styles ranging from Symphony Orchestra, Brass Band, Jazz Combo, Big Band, Salsa Band, and Rock/Soul/Funk Band.
Robert achieved an A.M.E.B. Grade 6 Trumpet certificate in his second year of playing at the age of 13, and Grade 8 Trumpet in his fourth year of playing. On completion of the V.C.E. in year 12 as school Music Captain of Mazenod College, Robert was accepted into all major Victorian tertiary music courses and entered the Victorian College of the Arts. Upon graduating he won a casual Trumpet position in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and was also granted mentorship with Australian Premier Jazz Musician James Morrison through the Victorian College of the Arts. Robert has studied with world class Australian and International Trumpet players.
Robert Rizzo is committed to the art of Trumpet playing.