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.
Rachel joins this year’s stellar line up of musicians in Heimbach, playing chamber music over four concerts with Anna Reszniak violin, Antje Weithaas violin, Asya Fateyeva Saxophone, Christian Tetzlaff violin, Clara Andrada de la Calle flute, Florian Donderer violin, Gustav Rivinius cello, Hyeyoon Park violin, Jana Boušková harp, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker cello, Martin Helmchen piano, Maximilian Hornung cello, Sarah Christian violin, Sharon Kam clarinet, Tanja Tetzlaff cello, Veronika Eberle violin, Vicki Powell viola and Yura Lee Viola.
Here you can listen to the festival’s Artistic Director Lars Vogt and Rachel Roberts performing Brahms Viola Sonata in E flat major, Op. 120 No. 2 in London:
Brahms Viola Sonata in E flat major, Op. 120 No. 2 – Rachel Roberts and Lars Vogt
Rachel has appeared as chamber musician at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Musikverein (Grand Saal) Vienna; Alte Oper, Frankfurt; Wigmore Hall; Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, St.John’s Smith Square and King’s Place. Rachel is a regular guest at international chamber music festivals including Salzburg Festival, Wiener Festwoche, Schubertiade – Schwarzenberg, Heimbach – Germany, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Hamburg “Oestertone”, Lofoten – Norway and Stift – Holland.
Prizes for her chamber music recordings include the Diapason D’or, the ‘Supersonic Award’ of Pizzicato magazine, Luxembourg, CD of the month in Fonoforum Magazine, Germany, and BBC Chamber Choice in Gramophone Magazine. Rachel Roberts has recorded chamber music for labels Hyperion, Champs Hill Records, Signum Classics, cAVI in Germany and Deutsche Rundfunk.
If you would like to attend one of the concerts in which Rachel is playing, please click here for dates and the repertoire she will be playing.