Martin Roscoe

Fri 10 July 2020

Martin Roscoe

It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.

Please save the dates for next year’s Festival taking place 2 – 18 July 2021.


L van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major Op. 110; Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 Pathétique

J Brahms Three Intermezzi for piano Op. 117

F Liszt’s transcription of Wagner’s Isoldens Liebestod

F Liszt La lugubre gondola No. 2; Piano Sonata in B minor; Petrarch Sonnets and 2 Légendes, S.175, No. 2; St. Francis de Paule Walking on the Water

Martin Roscoe’s extraordinary career spans over four decades and he is one of the most regularly played pianists on BBC Radio 3, having had over 600 broadcasts including seven BBC Proms appearances. His recent concerto highlights include appearances with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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“I haven’t heard playing from any recent pianist that surpasses Roscoe’s…”

BBC Music magazine