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Rachel Roberts and Panufnik's 'Love Sought' – BBC Radio 3's 'Sounds of Shakespeare' Launches with World Premiere

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.  

Rachel Roberts: Toppan Hall 15th Anniversary Season Chamber Music Festival, Japan

Rachel Roberts has been invited to take part in one of Japan’s most prestigious Chamber Music Festivals in Toyko’s  superb Toppan Hall, renowned the world over  for its outstanding acoustics.

She joins a starry roster of internationally acclaimed musicians including Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Takumi Kubota (violin), Mariko Hara (viola), Tanja Tetzlaff (cello), Marie-Elisabeth Hecker (cello) and Lars Vogt (piano)

CD of the month – FonoForum Magazine

FonoForum  The core repertoire for viola and piano is not extensive. Part of it are these three works, which violist Rachel Roberts and pianist Lars Vogt put together in a complex programme. Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata seems to flow lightly, but…

Violist Rachel Roberts

Beethoven: Music in Revolution at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Rachel Roberts takes part in three contrasting concerts over Valentines weekend at the RWCMD as part of their far-reaching Beethoven Chamber Music Festival 10-14 February 2016. The Festival invites listeners to discover for themselves just how this uniquely great man, born just prior to social reform and upheaval, was able to embrace the universal, creating a totally new emotional range in which successive composers could communicate.

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