Solo Pianist and Recitals
Roger Stephens M.Mus, is a classical musician of wide experience.
In the 1970s, he studied musical composition with the distinguished Welsh composer Alun Hoddinott; he has written music for various forces and has won the Philip John Lord prize for composition.
As a concert pianist, he has given regular recitals both as soloist and as accompanist for many talented singers and instrumentalists.
The solo repertoire is weighted towards the Romantic music of Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov, but Ravel, Debussy, Satie, Prokofiev and Gershwin also feature regularly.
For further information, you can click the following link to contact Roger for an informal chat about concerts. and. piano. recitals, in confidence and without obligation
Recent solo recitals have included:
- Chopin - Ballade no. 1, Fantaisie Impromptu, Scherzo no. 3, Berceuse, Mazurka op. 17 no. 4, Nocturne op. 9 no. 1;
- Liszt - La Campanella, The Maiden’s Wish, Liebestraume no. 3;
- Rachmaninov - Preludes op. 3 no. 2, op. 23 no. 5, op. 32 no. 12;
- Balakirev - The Lark;
- Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin, Sonatine;
- Prokofiev - Scherzo op. 12 no. 10;
- Gershwin - Three preludes.
The solo recitals often contain a more than average amount of musical chat, the aim being to make the great composers and their music more familiar to audiences. Stephen Fry expressed it thus: “My experience of music is…about a personal relationship with some of the most extraordinary people who have ever trodden this planet.”
Roger is accompanist for a number of highly regarded solo artistes and has in the past been resident accompanist for a number of choral and operatic societies.
He is available for further work of this kind, but cannot give a price as it is governed by many factors such as distance travelled, time required, concert schedule, etc. The easiest thing would be to contact Roger for a chat without obligation.
For an informal chat about his availability, please click on the following link to contact Roger about working as an accompanist without obligation. He can then discuss matters with you to see if something can be arranged.