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Mananan Festival 2024 – Martin Roscoe

28 June 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Adults £22 / Under 18s £2  

With an extraordinary career spanning over five decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists and we are delighted to welcome him back!

 Renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, Martin is equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances. His enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful musicianship and his easy rapport with audiences and fellow musicians alike. Martin is Artistic Director of Ribble Valley International Piano Week and the Manchester Chamber Concerts Society, and has recently stepped down as Co-Artistic Director of the Beverley Chamber Music Festival.

With a repertoire of over 100 concertos, Martin continues to work regularly with many of the UK’s leading orchestras, having especially close links with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Hallé Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, where he has given over ninety performances. Martin also performs widely across Europe, Canada and Australia, sharing the concert platform with eminent conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Gianandrea Noseda, and Christoph von Dohnányi.

A prolific recitalist and chamber musician, Martin tours the UK extensively every season, including regular appearances at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Bridgewater Hall. He has long-standing associations with Peter Donohoe, Kathryn Stott, and the Maggini Quartet, and worked closely with Tasmin Little and the Endellion String Quartet during their long and illustrious careers. Recent collaborations include with Jennifer Pike, Tai Murray, Fenella Humphreys, Liza Ferschtman and the Brodsky and Carducci Quartets. One of his most important ensembles, the Cropper Welsh Roscoe Trio (2005-2016), performed many times across the UK, most notably at Wigmore Hall. More recently, Martin formed the Roscoe Piano Trio with Fenella Humphreys and Jessica Burroughs for a celebratory concert in honour of Peter Cropper. The Trio has since gone on to perform across the UK, most notably at Bridgewater Hall.

Martin has made many commercial recordings for labels such as Hyperion, Chandos and Naxos and has recorded the complete Beethoven piano sonatas for the Deux-Elles label, for which he has received unanimous critical acclaim.

His recital programme will be:
Haydn Sonata in D HOB.XVI/37, Schubert 4 Impromptus D.899, Liszt Benediction de Dieu dans La Solitude (Harmonies Poetiques et Religieuses), Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op.111

Mananan Festival 2024 is supported by IOM Arts Council