An internationally acclaimed Australian pianist and Medicine graduate interested in applying science to piano-playing will launch the new Keyed Up! recital series at The University of Western Australia next week.
Cameron Roberts, who is recognised as an artist of great distinction and originality, will perform Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and other works at a gala event at Winthrop Hall. Based in Europe, he performs around the world as a soloist and chamber musician and is also a composer and arranger of music.
Beethoven completed the Sonata in 1801 and dedicated it to his pupil, the Countess Giulietta Guicciardi. It was not known as the Moonlight Sonata until five years after Beethoven's death when a music critic likened the first movement to moonlight on Lake Lucerne.
Ravel's Oiseaux Tristes, Roberts' Sad Bird Blues, Liszt's Mephisto Waltz and Preludes by Chopin will complete the program. Reviewers have praised Roberts' playing:
‘This was a recital to grip the attention of the most jaded listeners..' - Phoebe Schuman, OZArts Review, July 5, 2011
"...his opening solo, Granados' Allegro de concierto, which was simply electrifying and an ideal attention-grabber ahead of the main part of the program." - The West Australian, August 15, 2011.
The piano Cameron Roberts will play was used by John Chen who in 2004 became the youngest-ever winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition.
Tickets are available to media organisations and Cameron Roberts will be available for interview.
WHAT: Keyed Up! Recital Series: Cameron Roberts
WHERE: Winthrop Hall, The University of Western Australia
WHEN: 7.30pm, Friday 13 April
BOOKING: BOCS: 9484 1133