The eminent British pianist, MARTIN ROSCOE, celebrated his 65th Birthday with an all-Schubert recital.
My love for the music of Schubert has never known any boundaries, but it is interesting that in recent years his piano music has become more and more important to me. One of the most fascinating aspects about being a musician privileged to have the opportunity to perform the greatest works is the way one's ideas and thoughts about these works change and develop as the years go by.
With a career spanning over four decades, Martin Roscoe is one of the UK’s best loved and most respected pianists. Renowned for his versatility, Martin is equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances. He has made over 500 broadcasts, including seven BBC Prom appearances, and is one of the most regularly played pianists on BBC Radio. He is also a prolific recording artist with a distinguished discography and is currently Professor of Piano, and Fellow, at the Guildhall School of Music in London.
Roscoe dispatches the fistfuls of notes with wonderful precision and just the right degree of swagger— Guardian
Roscoe is a pianist who both thinks and offers full-blooded playing of breadth and depth. In this country, he is an uncommon creature— Daily Telegraph
Martin Roscoe performs with tremendous panache and musical sensitivity … [His] control of timbre is utterly magical... a charismatic and witty performance— BBC Music Magazine
Finesse of colouring … strong rhythmic impulse and lyrical astuteness are qualities that fit the music ideally and allow it to bloom … eloquently expressive- Geoffrey Norris, Daily Telegraph
Roscoe at his most dazzling, employing a huge dynamic range and changes of mood as swift as they are convincing … Roscoe never miscalculates the voicing of a chord nor smears a colour … It would be difficult to overpraise Roscoe's accomplishment.- International Record Review