Violist Rachel Roberts is now offering a selection of programmes in collaboration with pianist Tim Horton. The duo’s repertoire includes a diverse range of works for viola and piano by composers including Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Shostakovich, Hindemith, Clarke and Enescu.

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Rachel Roberts will spend the first week of October in residence at Klassike Dage, Holstebro International Music Festival, in Denmark. She will perform in five chamber music concerts over five days, including one concert which will be recorded for later broadcast on Danish National Radio. During the festival, Rachel will appear alongside many other world-class players, including Hugo Ticciati, Janne Thomsen, Julian Arp, Christoffer Sundqvist and Alasdair Beatson.

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On Sunday 5th May Rachel Roberts will perform as part of a stellar line-up at the Leamington Music Festival. The concert will feature works by British composer Howard Skempton, with baritone soloist Roderick Williams and Ensemble 360.

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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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