Robert Rogler, Composer
Robert Rogler was born in Smithfield, Rhode Island in the winter of 1967 into a family of farmers. He demonstrated surprising musical ability at a very young age, and by the time he was a teenager, he was composing his first orchestral works.
In 1985, Robert made musical history in Rhode Island when one of his works for symphonic band was selected and performed by a Rhode Island All-State Band. He would go on to win the John Philip Sousa Band Award for this piece. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Aberdeen University in Aberdeen, Scotland and has worked as a classical music composer ever since.
Robert has performed his chamber music on tours throughout Europe and North America, and his orchestral works have been played from Hawaii to Estonia.
Despite this, Robert Rogler’s music has remained somewhat of a mystery to both the establishment and the public. Exquisite and pure, Robert’s music is unencumbered by musical trends and schools of musical thought; it is free of agenda and politics. In the words of Estonian Classical Radio music critic Priit Kuusk, it is “simply beautiful music.”
For those of us who do not wish to see simply beautiful music disappear from the earth, we have pooled our resources to share Robert Rogler’s work with the world through recordings, concerts, and on this website, where there are videos and excerpts of a wide variety of pieces to discover. We hope that you will take the time to explore and find the enjoyment in his music that we have found!
– The Rogler Collection Supporters
Supporters of The Rogler Collection
The Rogler Collection has been brought to you in large part by the generous support of the following people:
- Hilary Rogler
- Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Ferguson
- Mrs. Patricia, Miss Patricia & Lynn Elizabeth Rogler
- Julia Rogler
- John Rogler
- Matthew Rogler
- Maria Rogler
- Dr. Richard Romiti
- City of Pawtucket
- Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church, Pawtucket, RI (Rev. Dr. Philip Zymaris)
- Saint Vasilios Church, Peabody, MA (Rev. Fr. Christopher Foustoukos)
- Maliotis Cultural Center, Brookline, MA (Director Chrysoula Kourkounti)
- Nikolia Mamalakis
- Roy Montoya
- Clark Farms, Matunick, RI (Richard & Patricia Clark)
Special thanks to: Anthony Ambrosino, Carena Cremin, Curio Museum Design, Mary Kate DeSantis, Hannah Eckert, Ana Eder-Mulhane, Charlie “the tuner” Jackson, The Jose Mateo Ballet Theater, Beth Lazouras, Mike and Gail Maino, Markella Patitsas, Rob Runge, Katariina Sarapik, Nubia Sarmiento, Yunona Tabala, John Totter, Denise Tracy, and Kerri Vecoli.