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Top pianist Martin Roscoe at the Queen's Theatre

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: January 24, 2013

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AVING had more than 500 broadcasts, including seven BBC Prom appearances, Martin Roscoe is one of the most regularly played pianists on BBC Radio 3. This Sunday provides a chance to hear him perform live.

As part of the Russian romance season at the Queen's Theatre he will be performing Grieg's Holberg Suite, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, as well as Tchaikovsky's Elegy for Strings and Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor.

He will be joined in the concert by Sinfonia Classica made up of instrumentalists handpicked from across Europe.

Roscoe is a versatile pianist, equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances. In an ever more distinguished career, his enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful musicianship allied to an easy rapport with audiences and fellow musicians alike.

With a repertoire of more than 100 concertos performed or recorded, Roscoe works regularly with most UK orchestras, having especially close links with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, where he has had more than 90 performances. Roscoe has worked regularly with eminent conductors, including performances with Simon Rattle, Mark Elder and Christoph von Dohnányi.

One of Britain's most prolific recitalists, Roscoe has also performed regularly across the world. One of his most important chamber music collaborations has developed in recent years: the Cropper Welsh Roscoe Trio.

Together, the trio have performed many times across the UK, most notably with several series of concerts at London's Kings Place.

Martin Roscoe joins Sinfonia Classica for a performance at the Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple on Sunday, January 27, 7.30pm. Tickets: £18 or £20 (adult), £5 (under 25). Box office: 01271 324242 or visit www.northdevontheatres.org. uk

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