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Roberts, Rachel (viola)
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Rachel Roberts (viola)

Rachel Roberts is one of Europe’s leading violists and performs internationally as soloist and chamber musician. As soloist she has collaborated with conductors Christoph von Dohnányi, András Schiff and Richard Hickox, performing concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Kölner Kammerorchester, Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden in Switzerland, and the Manchester Camerata amongst others. She was the featured viola soloist in the BBC TV documentary ‘The Passions of Vaughan Williams’ with Richard Hickox and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and has performed Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante alongside violinists Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas and Benjamin Schmid in Germany, Switzerland and London.

Rachel enjoys a busy schedule of chamber music. She has appeared as chamber musician at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Große Musikvereinssaal, Vienna; Alte Oper, Frankfurt; and London’s Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square and Kings Place. Rachel is a regular guest at international chamber music festivals such as Salzburg Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Schubertiade, Heimbach Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Hamburg ‘Ostertöne’, Lofoten International Art Festival and Stiftfestival. Prizes for her chamber music recordings include a Diapason d’Or, CD of the month in Fono Forum and Chamber Choice in BBC Music Magazine.

Following the success of her second solo CD (Schubert, Britten and Shostakovich) with pianist Lars Vogt, along with piano quartet and string sextet performances in Japan in 2016, Rachel joined Lars Vogt, Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas and Isabelle Faust again in 2017 for further chamber music collaborations, in both Germany and the UK. She also performed with Steven Isserlis and Joshua Bell, most recently in two concerts at Wigmore Hall in 2018.

Rachel is Professor of Viola at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In the UK she has given masterclasses at the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Dartington International Summer School, Chetham’s School of Music, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the Guildhall. Each summer, Rachel teaches at leading European summer schools such as Musique à Flaine in the French Alps, Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden, and the Yehudi Menuhin School. She holds the Institute of Education qualification: Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education, and recently became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


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