Photini Downie Robinson

Passionate about the musical traditions of the Eastern Orthodox Church, soprano Photini Downie Robinson is on the forefront of today’s Orthodox music scene as a leader, teacher, and practitioner. She runs a private voice studio, Yphos Music, which is dedicated to the instruction of healthy vocal technique within the context of Byzantine Chant and other types of liturgical music. Photini is the Lambadaria at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Portland where she leads the left analogion and chants across from Protopsaltis John Michael Boyer. She is a touring artist with world-renowned vocal ensemble Cappella Romana and also serves on their Board of Directors. She is on the faculty of the Artefact Institute and is always looking for opportunities to learn and collaborate. Photini is one of the leading advocates for integrating women into the classical tradition of the Psaltic Art and is deeply committed to the education, training, and support of all aspiring chanters. A native of the Midwest, she earned her degree in Vocal Performance from the DePauw University School of Music in Indiana. Now based in Portland, Oregon, she has appeared with nearly every professional ensemble in the region including Resonance Ensemble, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Cantores in Ecclesia, Trinity Chamber Singers, Portland Vocal Consort, In Mulieribus, The Ensemble of Oregon, and Third Angle New Music Ensemble. She is thrilled to be part of the Saint Tikhon Choir!