Robert Tiso was born in London in 1968 and spent most of his life in Italy where he still lives. His musical education started at the age of 15 studying classical guitar and ever since has evolved in many directions. He studied music theory, composition and sound engineering with Paolo Marzocchi and has participated in some of his projects.
His interest for glass music began in 2000 when he was musical director of a theatre production for which he created and played his first glass harp. Since then part of his artistic motivation has been spent mastering and evolving this instrument.
He performs a wide selection of classical masterpieces, all especially arranged for the glass harp so the audience can fully appreciate the magical sounds of this intriguing instrument and its outstanding possibilities.
Robert Tiso has played for many music and art festivals, theatre shows, schools, educational programmes, cultural events, museums, private parties, TV and radio broadcasts and several events related to glass and water, the fundamental elements of his music.
-the water exibition at PHAENO science museum in Wolfsbug
-water festival VIE D'ACQUA in Vicenza
-opening of the WASSERWERK Kulturstandort in Hildesheim
-Restoration of "La fonte dei poeti" in S. Angelo in Lizzola - Urbino. (historical water spring where many artists of the past saught inspiration, including G. Rossini when writing his famous opera "La gazza ladra").
-UNICEF water conference in Switzerland
-collaboration with Helmut Eigenmann for his water and light sculptures.
For glass producers:
-SISE CAM's 75th anniversary celebration in Istanbul (worldwide glass manufacturers)
-CRISTALEX (Top Bohemian crystal manufacturer)
-ASSO VETRO (Italian glass industry association)
-Vetreria etrusca (Italian glass manufacturers)
-Museo del vetro di Empoli (glass museum, Empoli)
-SAIDA (Italian glass manufacturers)
Robert Tiso also collaborates with many artists in live concerts, studio recordings, theatre shows and multimedia productions.
live concerts with:
-Paolo Marzocchi (pianist, composer)
-Fernando Villanueva (pianist, composer)
-Fahir Atakoglu (pianist, composer)
-Sandro Paradisi (pianist, accordionist, composer)
-I POMERIGGI MUSICALI in Milano
-TFN (Theater für Niedersachsen) in Hildesheim