Roberto Frontini was born in Milan, Italy, in 1950.
After completing his secondary education in 1969, Roberto moved to Germany where he studied musicology and conducting at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt am Main.
From 1976 to 1981, he served as resident conductor at the Theater Lübeck and from 1978 to 2002, as chief conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra Lübeck.
Then, from 1983 to 1993, Roberto studied pharmacy and received his PhD at the University of Hamburg.
After working as a hospital pharmacist in Lübeck and Cologne, he became Director of Pharmacy at the University Hospital of Leipzig from 2001 to 2017. In Leipzig, he taught pharmacoepidemiology and became Director for Patient Care at the Centre for Patient Safety.
From 2009 to 2015 Roberto was president of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) and he is alternate member of Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) at European Medicines Agency (EMA).
Since his retirement in 2018, he has devoted himself to the music of his grand-uncle Francesco Paolo Frontini with the aim of recording all of the composer’s piano solos.