Gavin Roberts

Gavin Roberts (piano)

Gavin Roberts enjoys a busy and varied career as a Piano Accompanist. He has partnered singers in recital at The Wigmore Hall, Baribican Hall & The Royal Festival Hall, and is Artistic Director of the concert series SONG in the CITY. Recent and current engagements have included Brahms’ Liebesliederwaltzer as a duet partner to Graham Johnson, The Young Songmakers’ Almanac, and A Soldier and a Maker directed by Iain Burnside – a play about the life of Ivor Gurney staged in the Barbican Pit Theatre. Alongside soprano Lucy Hall, he was the winner of the 2012 Oxford Lieder
Young Artist Platform. He has played for The BBC Singers, The Joyful Company of Singers, The Hanover Band, Orpheus Britannicus, Tiffin Boys’ Choir and The Guildford Chamber Choir, and as a repetiteur for Sir Roger Norrington and the late Richard Hickox.

Gavin has appeared regularly on BBC Radio broadcasts as a soloist and accompanist, often giving premiere performances of new works. He has played on numerous recordings for the BBC, ASV, Guild and Priory Records. His most recent project is a recording of Gurney songs with baritone Philip Lancaster.

Gavin studied Piano with Andrew West and Eugene Asti at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he subsequently became a Fellow in Piano Accompaniment. He also received coaching from Graham Johnson, Sarah Walker, Iain Burnside, Julius Drake, Malcolm Martineau and Martin Katz. He read Music at Gonville and Caius College,
Cambridge, where he also held the organ scholarship. Following this, Gavin gained a Master’s degree from King’s College London. Since 2002, Gavin has been Assistant Director of Music at St Marylebone Parish Church.

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