Robert Fokkens
Contemporary Composer
  • Compositional VoiceCompositional Voice"Many composers are inspired by their roots, some so much so it would be hard to imagine how their music would sound if they had been born elsewhere. South African Robert Fokkens is one such composer"
  • Tracing LinesTracing Lines“This extremely appealing disc... it is clear that his identity as an African composer is very important to him, and there is certainly overt influence from traditional South African (especially Xhosa) music on his style"Purchase the CD


Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival
I have been commissioned to write a substantial work for this festival

I have been commissioned by the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival 2017 to write a substantial work for performance in July. The festival is based at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and has been running since 2004. It combines performances by an array of excellent international chamber musicians with chamber coaching and orchestral training by the visiting performers.


Mammals of Southern Africa

Sample Track

Robert’s CD, Tracing Lines has received good reviews and is described as ’truly beautiful’, ’accessible’, ’striking’ and ’compelling’.


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