President concludes season

PIANIST: Piano Week co-artistic director: Martin Roscoe (S)
PIANIST: Piano Week co-artistic director: Martin Roscoe (S)

The final concert in the Alnwick Music Society season will take place next week.

To conclude a successful season the society holds its final concert with the return of the ever popular pianist, and its president, Martin Roscoe, on Tuesday.

With an extraordinary career spanning over four decades, Martin is renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, whether in concerto, recital or chamber performances.

His enduring popularity is based on his thoughtful musicianship and his easy rapport with audiences.

Martin has worked with many of the UK’s leading orchestras, including the Halle, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the BBC Philharmonic, and also with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Mark Elder.

Martin has worked all over Europe, the Far East, Australasia and South Africa.

He has collaborated with artists such as Jennifer Pike, Tasmin Little, Peter Donohoe, Ashley Wass and the Endellion and Maggini Quartets.

His broadcasts on the BBC exceed 500 and he has played at the BBC Proms seven times. He records regularly on the Hyperion, Chandos and Naxos labels. He is currently Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School of Music in London and has been awarded his Fellowship there.

Martin’s programme for Alnwick is based on Schubert. He begins with the Two Scherzos D593, followed by the Piano Sonata in G major, opus 78, D894. After the interval he will play the Piano Sonata in B flat major, D960.

These are beautiful works and Martin’s musicianship will do them justice. The concert is set to be a treat with which to end the season.