• Compositional 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 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

Robert's scores and performance materials are available from Composers Edition and Tetractys Publishing (flute music only)

For a list of works, please see the SELECTED WORKS page under the MUSIC tab.


Sample Track

My portrait chamber music CD, Tracing Lines (2014) received good reviews and is described as ’truly beautiful’, ’accessible’, ’striking’ and ’compelling’. Performed by the Fidelio Trio (Darragh Morgan, Robin Michael and Mary Dullea), Carla Rees (bass flute) and Patricia Rozario (soprano), it is available from the Divine Art website.

My violin concerto, An Eventful Morning Near East London is available from Nimbus on Harriet Mackenzie's CD of new violin concertante works of (nearly) the same title. Harriet performs with the English Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Woods, and is joined by Philippa Mo, her partner in violin duo Retorica, for the Paul Patterson double concerto. Reviews of the piece and of the disc were extremely positive.

Soprano Sarah Dacey and pianist Belinda Jones have released a wonderful CD of funny, wicked, dark and alarming contemporary songs called Calliope. I previously performed with Sarah and Belinda as contemporary cabaret troupe Cabaret Fou, and much of the repertoire is drawn from the work we did there. My song Worry/Don't Worry is one of the songs recorded on the CD, which is released online only on the Foundry label, and is available on all major online retailers.


To subscribe to Robert’s latest news updates, please add your email address to the newsletter mailing list using the box below.