Robi Rusdiana, was born and still lives in Bandung, West Java Indonesia.

He has been interested in music since childhood. After graduating from high school, Robi got into Studio 5 music school to study classical piano. In 2005, he began studies at the music departement Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, and graduated as a music bachelor in 2010. In 2011, Robi began the Masters program at ISBI Bandung, and graduated as a Master of Arts in 2013.

Robi Rusdiana plays piano as his major instrument, and learned music composition from Iwan Gunawan, Oya Yukarya, Doddy Satya Ekagustdiman, etc.

Robi Rusdiana is a founder of Ensemble Tikoro, an extreme metal vocals ensemble using metal vocal techniques, throat singing, gangsa, and exploring the other extended vocal techniques. Since 2015, Robi has been a lecturer at Telkom University, teaching sound design and culture studies as well as teaching piano and counterpoint at music department in Universitas Pasundan.

Metal (2020) - Composer

Image: Gregory Lorenzutti