|Name Martin Roscoe||Albums Visions de l'Amen|
|Role Classical pianist · martinroscoe.co.uk|
Education Royal Northern College of Music
TV shows Holocaust: A Music Memorial Film
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Yamaha Pianos in Conversation with Peter Donohoe and Martin Roscoe
Martin Roscoe (born 3 August 1952) is an English classical pianist. He performs as a concerto soloist, as a recitalist and as a chamber musician.
Martin Roscoe was born in Halton, Runcorn, Cheshire. He studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music with Gordon Green and Marjorie Clementi. Awards early in his career included the Davas Gold Medal in 1973, the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians in 1974, the British Liszt Piano Competition in 1976 and he was a prizewinner in the Sydney International Piano Competition in 1981.
Roscoe has developed close links with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Manchester Camerata. He has played as a soloist under many of the world's leading conductors, including Simon Rattle, Kent Nagano, Libor Pesek, Luciano Berio, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Andrew Litton and Mark Wigglesworth. He gives regular recitals at the Wigmore Hall. Roscoe has appeared in BBC Henry Wood Promenade Concerts on six occasions and has made over 300 broadcasts with the BBC. He has an international reputation and has played in many countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, South America, Australia, USA and France.
As a student he formed a piano duo with Peter Donohoe and they have performed and made recordings together since. Their recording of music by Gershwin on Carlton Classics was chosen as Editor's Choice in the August 1997 issue of Gramophone. As a chamber musician he has performed with Tasmin Little, Emma Johnson, Steven Isserlis, Michael Collins, Steven Osborne, the Leopold String Trio and the Chilingirian, Vanbrugh, Tale, Schidlof, Carmina, Brodsky, Endellion and Sorrel String Quartets. The details of Roscoe's recordings are shown in the table below.
Before becoming a teacher at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Roscoe had held positions at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. He is the artistic director of the Beverley Chamber Music Festival and the Ribble Valley International Piano Week. He has been granted an honorary Doctorate of Music by the University of Hull.
Spiegel Im Spiegel
Fratres for Violin and Piano
Souvenirs De Bayreuth
Herr Jesu Christ - dich zu uns wend - BWV 655
No 8 Moderato
No 10 Allegramente - Vivace - Con brio
No 5 Andantino
No 2 Non troppo allegro
No 9 Tempo moderato
No 7 Poco vivace
No 7 Piu mosso
No 1 Grave
No 3 Allegro molto
No 9 Piu mosso
No 1 Meno mosso
No 6 Vivace
No 4 Allegro molto agitato
Part: Spiegel Im Spiegel
Violin Sonata In E Minor - Op 82: Iii Allegro Non Troppo
Violin Sonata In E Minor - Op 82: Ii Romance: Andante
An Wasserflussen Babylon - BWV 653
Piano Sonata in A Flat Major - Op 26: IV Allegro
Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major - Op 7: IV Rondo Poco Allegretto e Grazioso
Variations on a Polish Theme - Op 10: Introduction: Andante doloroso rubato
V Andante espressivo
Piano Concerto in B-flat minor - op 27: II Andante sostenuto
Mazurka No 20: Allegramente: Con brio
9 Preludes - Op 1: No 1 Andante ma non troppo
20 Mazurkas - Op 50: No 14 Animato
Lloyd: Aggressive Fishes