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. »

Violist Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts takes part in the Wigmore Hall’s prestigious chamber music season this month in a concert which celebrates the work of British composer, Helen Grime.

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viola soloist Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts is currently appearing at the Classix-Kempten Festival in Munich. She is particularly looking forward to performing Soul Garden for solo viola and string quintet, by Derek Bermel, the festival’s composer-in-residence.

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This Friday, in a special episode of In Tune broadcast live from Stratford-upon-Avon in front of a studio audience, Sean Rafferty launches Radio 3’s Shakespeare Anniversary weekend: Sounds of Shakespeare. The event, which can also be heard on BBC Radio 3, opens with the world premiere performance of Roxanna Panufnik’s Love Sought,  for which Rachel Roberts (viola) is joined by mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge and pianist James Baillieu.   »