Martin Roscoe set for Lake District recital

Martin Roscoe
Martin Roscoe
13 October 2017 2:59PM

LAKES-BASED pianist Martin Roscoe will be performing an intimate recital in Coniston this month.

The much-loved musician, who has performed regularly around the world, appears at Brantwood on Wednesday October 25.

The programme for the evening includes Bach's French Suite No.6, Beethoven's Polonaise in C Op.89, Schubert's 16 German Dances D.783, and Ravel's Valses Nobles et Sentimentales in the first-half.

Following an interval, the second-half will feature Ravel's Noctuelles, Debussy's La Soirée dans Grenade, Chopin's Nocturne in D flat Op.27/2 Bax's In the Night, and Schumann's Nachtstucke Op.23 Nos. 1&3.

In a career spanning more than four decades, Martin Roscoe is one of the UK’s best-loved pianists.

Renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, Martin is equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances.

With a repertoire of more than 100 concertos, he works regularly with many of the UK’s leading orchestras, having especially close links with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Hallé, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber Orchestra and with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, where he has had more than 90 performances.

Martin has worked with many eminent conductors, including performances with Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder and Christoph von Dohnányi.

An equally prolific recitalist, he has also performed regularly across Europe, the Far East, Australasia and South Africa.

His chamber music partnerships include long-standing associations with Peter Donohoe, Tasmin Little and the Endellion and Maggini Quartets, as well as more recent collaborations with such artists as Jennifer Pike, Ashley Wass, Matthew Trusler and the Brodsky and Vertavo Quartets.

Having had more than 500 broadcasts, including a number of BBC Prom appearances, Martin is one of the most regularly played pianists on BBC Radio 3.

The recital at Brantwood on Wednesday 25 starts at 7pm, and tickets include a glass of wine. Advance booking is essential.

A pre-concert dinner can be reserved at Brantwood’s Terrace Restaurant.

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