Robert Bartneck was born in Hannover Germany. He studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Austria) where he began his vocal studies with Professor Ulf Bästlein and continued to work with Professor Elisabeth Batrice. Additionally, he attended masterclasses with Brigitte Fassbaender, Kurt Equiluz, Angelika Kirschlager and Lied-Accompanist Charles Spencer.

Highlights from his engagements consist of appearing at the opera house in Graz, appearing at the theatre in Magdeburg and performing the "Musikverein für Steiermark" where he sang with the Vienna Radiosymphony Orchestra. Until 2020 Robert Bartneck was a member of the ensemble of Staatstheater Meiningen where he performed numerous roles including Ferrando in »Così fan tutte«, Pedrillo in »Die Entführung aus dem Serail«, Prunier in »La Rondine«, Brighella in »Ariadne auf Naxos«, Remendado in »Carmen« and Frederick in »The Pirates of Penzance«.

From the season 2020/21 he has an active engagement with the Vienna State Opera where he already took place in several productions like Gaston in "La Traviata", Dr. Blind in "Die Fledermaus", Junger Diener in "Elektra" amongst others. In the season 2021/22 he will be present other roles like Monostatos in "Die Zauberflöte", Basilio in "Le nozze di Figaro" or Remendado in "Carmen".

His concert repertoire includes the most important oratorio compositions of Bach, Haydns »Schöpfung«, Mozarts »Requiem«, and numerous other works. He recently performed live on air with Händels »Messiah« with the Radiosymphonychoir- and orchestra of Croatia. All in all, numerous performances and engagements have brought him to many stages around Europe.