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Concerts

2012

June TBC - piano solo, Kanapee, Hannover, Germany

May.30, 12pm - flute & piano, Student Concert, Reina Sofia School of Music, Auditorio Sony, Madrid

May.12, 12pm - flute, clarinet & piano, Poulenc, Connesson, F.Schmitt, Jolivet, Direct Broadcast on RNE Radio, Sony Auditorium, Plaza Oriente, Madrid

May.9, 12pm - flute & piano, Strauss, Sancan, Reina Sofia School of Music, Auditorio Sony, Madrid

Apr.14-15 - lecture presentation, 'Applied Science to Advanced Piano Technique', 6th WA Piano Pedagogy Convention, Perth, Australia

Apr.13, 7pm - piano solo, 'Keyed-Up' Piano Series, Gala Concert Recital - Chopin Preludes, Beethoven Moonlight etc. Winthrop Hall, Perth, Australia

Apr.2 - masterclass, 'Applied Science to Advanced Piano Technique', University of Melbourne.

Feb.26 & 27, 12pm - piano solo, Original Piano Transcriptions, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Vivaldi, etc. Juan March, Madrid

Feb.4, 12pm - piano trio, Debussy, Villa--Lobos No.3, Montsalvatge, Direct Broadcast on RNE Radio, Teatro Monumental, Madrid

Jan.18, 7.30pm - piano trio, "The Musical World of Alejo Carpentier": Villa-Lobos No.3, I.Cervantes, A.Roldán, L.Brouwer etc., Direct Broadcast on RNE Radio, Juan March, Madrid

Jan.11, 10.30pm - piano trio, Villa-Lobos No.3, I.Cervantes, A.Roldán, L.Brouwer, Café Teatro Arenal, Madrid

2011

Nov.21, 12pm - Soprano (Gloria Londoño) and Piano, Granados, Toldrá, Montsalvatge, Nin. Juan March, Madrid

Nov.9, 7.30pm - contemporary music, Works by S.Sciarrino, I.Fedele, L.Francesconi. Plural Ensemble, Chamber Hall, Auditorio Nacional, Madrid

                            

Nov.8, 8pm - contemporary music, Works by S.Sciarrino, I.Fedele, L.Francesconi. Plural Ensemble, Chamber Hall, Fundación BBVA, Bilbao, Spain

Oct.9, 5pm - flute (Jacques Zoon) and piano, Bach, Brahms, Geraedts, British Flute Society, Royal Academy of Music, London. Tix £5-15

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Oct.6, 8.00pm - flute & piano, Bach, Schumann, Saint-Saens, Centro Cultural Nicolás Salmerón, Madrid

Aug.29-31 - Recording: piano and cello (Beate Altenburg), 'Opera in the Salon - Original Cello Transcriptions', Deutschland Radio Kultur, Berlin

                            

Aug.6, 7.30pm - piano and castanets (Deanna Blacher-Cohn), Spanish Dances by Granados, Octagon Theatre, Perth, Australia

                      

Jul.29, 8pm - piano solo, Coffs Harbour Music Society in association with Musica Viva, NSW, Australia

Jul.26, 7.30 - piano solo, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia

Jul.25, 7.30pm - piano solo, Tamworth Regional Conservatorium, Australia

Jul.24, 6-8pm - masterclass workshop, Tamworth Regional Conservatorium, Australia

Jul.12-14 - recording: piano and castanets (Deanna Blacher-Cohn), Move Records, Melbourne, Australia

Jul.6, 11.30am - clarinet (Phil Arkinstall) & piano, Australian Clarinet Festival, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia

Jun.29, 6pm - piano solo, 'Keyed-Up' Piano Series, Callaway Music Auditorium, Perth, Australia

Jun.14, 12pm - flute & piano, Concert with students of Jacques Zoon, Reina Sofia School of Music, Auditorio Sony, Madrid

Jun.8, 10.30pm - piano trio, Rachmaninoff, Arensky, Haydn, Cafe Teatro Arenal, Madrid

Jun.4, 8pm and Jun.5, 11am - piano solo, Original Transcriptions and Granados Spanish Dances. Kanapee, Hannover, Germany

May.28, 8pm - piano solo, Granados - Spanish Dances, Rachmaninoff/Roberts, Vivaldi/Roberts, The Ateneo, Madrid

Apr.14, 11.30am - violin (Julen Zelaia Zia) & piano, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

Mar.20, 12pm - chamber music, Dvorak: piano Quintet in A major, Guinovart:Trio for Violin, Horn, Piano 'Domingos de Cámara', Teatro Real, Madrid

Feb.12, 12pm - piano trio, Rachmaninoff, Arensky, Shostakovich, Teatro Monumental, Madrid

Jan.30, 7pm - piano trio, Rachmaninoff, Arensky, Mozart, The Ateneo, Madrid


Biography (English)


 "He shapes to the demands of whatever he plays like fine wine to a goblet. His taste is impeccable, his physical command of the piano is remarkable. Refinement of style informs every moment" -
Oz Arts Review

“high-calibre playing with a controlled vehemence that you might have encountered in a musician twice his age. He is a significant talent.” – The Age, Australia

"On the evidence of this recording, Roberts has the potential to become an international star… [He] draws on a dazzling rainbow of tonal colours. It's playing that rivets the attention. It's virtuosic playing that is frankly thrilling." - The West Australian




AUSTRALIAN-born pianist Cameron Roberts is recognised as an artist of great distinction and originality. He performs in Australia, England and Spain as soloist and chamber musician whilst gaining growing success as a composer and arranger. Performances have taken him throughout the UK, Spain, Belgium, the USA, Colombia, Thailand, Singapore and Australia. He has performed in ensembles in The Royal Albert Hall, The Konzertgebauw, and The Sydney Opera House, and as concerto soloist collaborating with such conductors as Lawrence Foster, John Hopkins and Dobbs Franks.

His early years of study were with Mack Jost (piano) and Christopher Martin (violin). He later graduated in both Medicine and Music at The University of Melbourne, before furthering his piano studies at the Australian National Academy (Ronald Farren-Price and Michael Harvey), the Tanglewood Institute, USA, and privately at the Moscow Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and London's Royal Academy.

His debut CD of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Original Transcriptions (2006) is praised as ‘thought-provoking’ and ‘a disc of rare and valuable insight’, and his more recent disc Original Piano Transcriptions (2009) acclaimed: 'his taste is impeccable… it's virtuosic playing that is frankly thrilling.' His performing repertoire also includes major works such as Iberia by Albéniz, and the 24 Preludes by Rachmaninoff. As chamber player, he has collaborated with Jacques Zoon (flute), David Walter (oboe), Beate Altenburg (cello), Zograb Tatevosyan (violin), and Plural Ensemble, amongst others.

Roberts maintains a strong interest in contemporary music, jazz and composition, and with the recent support of the Ian Potter Trust and the Michael Kieran Harvey Piano Scholarship, is writing works for solo piano, and various chamber ensembles. He is also completing a book on ‘The application of science to advanced piano technique', on which he gives masterclasses.

Recent performances have been in London's Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, St.Martin-in-the-Fields, Madrid's Auditorio Nacional, Teatro Real, Teatro Monumental, and further abroad in Colombia, Germany and Australia. Last year he recorded music of Granados with castanet virtuoso Deanna Blacher (MOVE Records) and rare cello transcriptions with cellist Beate Altenberg (Deutschlandradio Kultur, Berlin).




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Currículum (Español)

"Equilibra las demandas con flexibilidad y delicadeza. Su gusto es impecable, y su control físico del piano extraordinario. Un estilo refinado informa cada momento." - OzArts Review

"Tenemos aquí a un artista con talewnto suficiente para tocar en los grandes escenarios del mundo. Utiliza una paleta de colores tonales resplandeciente. Reclama nuestra atentión. Sus interpretaciones son francamente emocionantes." - The West Australian

“Una interpretación de alto calibre, con una vehemencia contenida que podría encontrarse en un músico que le doblara la edad. Es un talento significante.” - The Age, Australia



CAMERON ROBERTS. Nació en Tamworth (Australia). Empezó sus estudios de piano y violín siendo muy joven. Posteriormente completó su formación en música y medicina en la Universidad de Melbourne y en la Academia Nacional de Australia. También estudió en el Royal Academy of Music, Londres, el Conservatorio de Moscú, The Manhattan School of Music y el Tanglewood Institute (EEUU) con carácter privado.

Su actividad musical se desarrolla principalmente en España (Auditorio Nacional, Teatro Real, Teatro Monumental) en Reino Unido (Purcell Room, St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Royal Academy) y en Australia (Sydney Opera House). Ha actuado también en salas importantes de Francia, Alemania, Bélgica, Holanda, Singapur, Tailandia y Colombia con directores como Lawrence Foster, John Hopkins y Dobbs Franks.

Sus discos incluyen “Las Variaciones Goldberg de Bach” (2006), “Transcripciones Originales”  (2009), “Spanish Fire”  (obras de Granados con Deanna Blacher, castañuelas, 2011) y transcripciones para chelo y piano (con Beate Altenburg, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Berlin, 2011). Este año grabará con el célebre flautista Jacques Zoon.

En la actualidad es profesor acompañante en la cátedra de flauta de la Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía. Está redactando un libro titulado “La optimización de la técnica avanzada de piano” sobre el que imparte clases monográficas. También mantiene su interés por la música contemporánea, tocando con Plural Ensemble y escribiendo obras para piano y música de cámara.

Algunas de sus últimas críticas dicen: “Equilibra las demandas con flexibilidad y delicadeza. Su gusto es impecable, y su control físico del piano extraordinario. Un estilo refinado informa cada momento” (OzArts Review) y “Tenemos aquí a un artista con talento suficiente para tocar en los grandes escenarios del mundo. Utiliza una paleta de colores tonales resplandeciente. Reclama nuestra atentión. Sus interpretaciones son francamente emocionantes” (The West Australian).


 

 

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Past Concerts: 2010 Nov.29, 7.30pm - flute & piano, Concert with students of Jacques Zoon, Reina Sofia School of Music, Auditorio Sony, MadridNov.11, 12pm - violin & piano, Concert with students of Ana Chumachenko, Reina Sofia School of Music, Auditorio Sony, Madrid Nov.9, 7.30pm - contemporary music, Works by Adés (Catch), Harvey (piano trio), Knussen, etc. Plural Ensemble, Auditorio Nacional, Madrid Nov.4 - 12pm - flute (Rui Borges) & piano, Mozart, Bach, Dutilleux, Reina Sofia School of Music, Auditorio Sony, Madrid Oct.25 - contemporary music, Works by Adés, Harvey, Knussen. Plural Ensemble, Fundación del BBVA, BilbaoOct.18, 8pm - contemporary music, Works by Adés, Harvey, Knussen. Plural Ensemble, Auditorio del Conservatorio, Toledo Mar.27, 7.30pm - piano solo, CD launch Concert, The Showroom, Lyra Pianos, Melbourne, Australia. Tix $20/10 at door or bookings: enquiry@lyrapianos.com.au Mar.26, 8pm - piano solo & masterclasses, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta, Australia. Tix $35-15 Mar.25 - masterclasses, Australian National Academy of Music, Melbourne, Australia Mar.22 - masterclass, University of Melbourne, Australia Mar.16, 12pm - flute & piano, Concert for students of Reina Sofia School of Music, Auditorio Sony, Madrid Feb.24, 7.30pm - soprano (Gloria Londoño) and piano, Granados, Toldrá, Montsalvatge & music from Latin-America, Recital auditorio de la biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia

Past Concerts: 2009 Oct.7, 8.00pm - violin & piano, Music of Latin-America, Centro Cultural Nicolás Salmerón, Madrid Aug.16, 2.30pm - piano solo,Rotary International, Fundraising Concert, MLC Auditorium, Melbourne, Australia Jun.9, 7.45pm - violin (Jane Ng) & piano, Southbank Centre, Purcell Room, London Apr.29, 11am - violin & piano, Concert in presence of The President of Colombia and the Royal Prince and Princess of Spain, residence of Columbian abassador, Madrid Apr.26, 7.30pm - cello (Beate Altenburg) & piano, Auditorio de la Fundación Canal, Madrid Apr.14, 1pm - violin & piano, Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, UK. Tix. £7 Apr.4, 7pm - piano solo, CD Launch - Original Transcriptions, Auditorium, The Ateneo, Madrid Mar.10, 1pm - piano solo, Original Piano Transcriptions, St.Martin-in-the-Fields, London Feb.28, 8pm - oboe (David Walter) & piano, Auditorio del conservatorio, Avila, Spain Feb.25, 7.30pm - violin (Rubén Darío Reina) & piano, Sarasate, Franck, Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid

 

 


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Concert Review: The West Australian, Apr 2012:
"A triumph of musical imagination... he invariably brings originality of perspective and more than a little interpretative daring. Continued...

NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES: Original Transcriptions for Piano (available from January 2012)

Recording of 'Sad Bird Blues' performed by pianist Ashley Hribar. Release: January 2012. click here for more details.

Concert Review: Ozartsreview.com, July 2011: "This was a recital to grip the attention of the most jaded listeners: luminous tone, clarity of line and profound expressiveness. Continued...

Article: The West Australian, June 2010:
"Make a note of it: Cameron Roberts. On the evidence of this recording, Roberts has the potential to become an international star. Continued...

CD Review: Ozartsreview.com, June 2010:
"His taste is impeccable, his physical command of the piano is remarkable. Refinement of style informs every moment of this recording. Continued...



Latest CDs

Spanish Fire (2011)
12 Spanish Dances by Granados for Piano and Castanets (Deanna Blacher)



(Move Records)


Original Piano Transcriptions (2009)
works by Vivaldi, Rachmaninoff, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin & Faure


(Move Records)


Coming Soon...

Rare, 19th Century, Virtuosic Cello Transcriptions inspired by Opera themes. (2012 Release)

With cellist: Beate Altenburg.
Recorded for Deutschland Radio Kultur,.
Works by Gregoir, Grützmacher, Kullak, Hollmann, Popper, Lee, etc. based on Operas by Beethoven, Verdi, Bizet, Gounod, Wagner, etc.