On Saturday 17th November, BBC Radio 3’s ‘Record Review’, featured ‘The Heavens and the Heart’, a disc of James Francis Brown’s orchestral and choral music, released in November of this year. As part of the review, the station played the opening of James Francis Brown’s Trio Concertante for string trio and string orchestra, with agency artist Rachel Roberts as the violist alongside Benjamin Nabarro (violin), Gemma Rosefield (cello) and Orchestra Nova.

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Rachel Roberts looks forward to joining Tim Horton, Adrian Brendel and the other festival musicians at Plush next week. Full details of the concerts she is involved in can be found here. You will also find information about her forthcoming Wigmore Hall concert with Steven Isserlis, Alexander Melnikov, Isabelle Faust and Katharine Gowers on the 17 November at 7:30 pm, which is the night before her recital with Julian Milford for Sutton Valence Music Society.

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Mendelssohn Wigmore Hall

Rachel Roberts is looking forward to performing chamber music again with Joshua Bell, Arisa Fujita and Steven Isserlis when they play Mendelssohn’s String Quintets – No. 1 in A major and  No. 2 in B flat major – together on the 24th and 25th July respectively, at Wigmore Hall. The fifth member of the quintet is Amihai Grosz, Principal Viola of the Berlin Philharmonic.

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Rachel Roberts, one of Europe’s leading violists, who performs internationally as soloist and chamber musician, takes part in Conductor and Pianist Lars Vogt’s week long chamber music festival, Spannungen, in Heimbach’s magnificent Art Nouveau power station in the idyllic landscape of the Rureifel.

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Rachel Roberts, one of Europe’s leading violists, performs internationally as soloist and chamber musician. Rachel has collaborated with conductors Christoph von Dohnanyi and Andras Schiff, performing concertos with the Kolnphilharmonie and the Kammerphilharmonie Graubunden in Switzerland, amongst others. »

Rachel joins the ingenious Liverpool Gramophone – an organisation dedicated to organising, promoting and realising music recitals that encompass the varied and rich repertoire of the solo instrument – in the magnificent setting of Liverpool’s Nordic Church and Cultural Centre. »