Rachel Roberts joins London Conchord Ensemble

London Conchord Ensemble are delighted to announce that they have appointed Rachel Roberts as violist. Rachel Roberts is one of the leading British violists today and is in demand internationally as soloist and chamber musician.

She appears at leading international festivals such as Festwochen Wien, Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, Heimbach in Germany and Lofoten in Norway, playing chamber music at venues such as the Grosse Saal of Musikverein in Vienna, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, and Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Prizes for her chamber music recordings include the Diapason D’or in France for Mendelssohn and Enescu octets, the Supersonic Award of Pizzicato Magazine in Luxemburg, and CD of the month in Fonoforum Magazine, Germany, for her recording of Bach’s 6th Brandenburg Concerto with Antoine Tamestit. Her recently released recording of Brahms sonatas with pianist Lars Vogt on the CAVI label was received to critical acclaim in The Strad and Gramophone Magazine, in which it was described as “exceptionally beautiful and searching performances”, and was awarded the Supersonic Award of Pizzicato Magazine in Luxembourg. A live recording of Beethoven String Quartet op. 132 with Christian Tetzlaff, Tania Tetzlaff and Antje Weithaas was released in Autumn 2011, and she works regularly alongside artists such as Isabelle Faust, Lisa Batiashvili, Francois Leleux, Alina Ibragimova, Steven Isserlis and Gustav Rivinius. Projects for 2012 include performances as concerto soloist with Cologne Chamber Orchestra, chamber music at the Salzburg Festival, and chamber music appearances at the Wigmore hall and Kings Place. Rachel Roberts held the post of Principal Viola with the Philharmonia Orchestra from 2000-2010, appearing as a soloist with them at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St. John’s Smith Square in London under the baton of Christoph von Dohnanyi. In the contemporary music field Rachel Roberts has premiered solo viola works by Tristan Murail and Derek Bermel in the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

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