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With an extraordinary career spanning over four decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. Renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, Martin is equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances. In an ever more distinguished career, his enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful musicianship allied to an easy rapport with audiences and fellow musicians alike.  Teaching has always been an important part of Martin’s life and the development of young talent helps him to constantly re-examine and re-evaluate his own playing. He is currently a Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School.


With a repertoire of over 100 concertos performed or recorded Martin works regularly with many of the UK’s leading orchestras, having especially close links with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Hallé, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber Orchestra and with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, where he has had over ninety performances. Martin has worked with many eminent conductors, including performances with Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder and Christoph von Dohnányi.


Programme - 24 November 2017

Weber, Carl Maria von

Invitation to the Dance

Bach, Johann Sebastian

French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Sonata for Piano in C major, No. 21, Op. 53 'Waldstein'



Smetana, Bedrich

Polka in A minor

Martinu, Bohuslav:


Szymanowski, Karol

Two Mazurkas, Op. 62

Chopin, Frederic

Mazurka in A minor, Op.17, No.4

Chopin, Frederic

Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53

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Martin Roscoe