After graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in composition, Rob began performing as saxophonist with The Toronto Symphony, The National Ballet of Canada and The Esprit Orchestra. He has performed and toured with artists across North America and throughout Europe, and he has worked with such performers as the Barenaked Ladies, Julie Andrews, David Byrne, Bob Newhart, and soprano Mary Lou Fallis. Rob has collaborated on several projects with The Art Of Time Ensemble, including a recent recording with Steven Page, and a composition based on prose by Michael Ondaatje, which premiered with the author as narrator.
Rob is also one of Canada’s busiest and in-demand composers for Film & Television. Since scoring his first film in 1998, his music has received numerous industry awards and nominations, including 11 Gemini nominations, and 5 Gemini Awards, including Best Dramatic Series (2006 and 2007) and Best Documentary (2004). He is the recipient of the 2007, 2009 and 2010 SOCAN Award for domestic television.
Most recently, Rob composed music for his fourth season of Shaftesbury Films’ The Murdoch Mysteries, and George A. Romero’s latest zombie movie Survival of the Dead. He also scored the Cartoon Network’s first ever live-action series, entitled “UnNatural History”, produced by Warner Bros. He is about to embark on a new season of the HBO Canada comedy Good Dog. The diversity of Rob's music can be attributed in part to his years of experience as a performer of musical styles ranging from avante garde and classical, to jazz and rock.