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One of that select band of British pianists to achieve international recognition, Bernard Roberts was in constant demand as a recitalist, chamber musician, accompanist, concerto soloist and teacher. He was acclaimed by audiences and critics, the remarkable breadth of his industry bringing greater recognition for the instrument itself and proving pivotal in inspiring generations of aspiring performers.

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Christian Tetzlaff / Tanja Tetzlaff / Leif Ove Andsnes, Wigmore Hall, London

The series is called "Leif Ove Andsnes and Friends" and for the gifted Norwegian pianist that would seem to be as good a basis as any for meaningful chamber music. But there is more to it than that, of course, and most of "it" is contained in that magic word synergy. A star soloist like violinist Christian Tetzlaff can learn a lot from a natural chamber music player like his cellist sister Tanja – and all three are nothing if not well blended in a work like Schumann’s early piano trio Fantasiestücke. No room for stars there.

Elisabeth Leonskaya, Wigmore Hall, London

There is something leonine about Elisabeth Leonskaya as she sits down to play, and the arpeggiated first chord of Schubert’s F minor Impromptu heralds the most massive statement I've ever heard of its opening theme.

Bezhod Abduraimov, Wigmore Hall, London

The 18-year-old Uzbek pianist Bezhod Abduraimov powered his way through last year’s London International Piano Competition as though plugged into some mystical mains.

Charles Owen, Wigmore Hall, London

There's a new batch of thirtysomething British pianists now making waves, and Charles Owen is prominent among them, so it was no surprise to see leading pianists in his audience at the Wigmore.

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Till Fellner, Wigmore Hall, London

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As with the Five Boys who advertised Fry’s chocolate in the Fifties, we were to be taken on a Valentine’s Day cycle (from longing via Liebestod to loss) by six singers from the Royal Academy of Music’s Song Circle.

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Modest Musorgsky was too wild and dissolute to marry and procreate, but he loved being around children, and children loved being around him.

Paul Lewis / Steven Osborne, Wigmore Hall, London

There’s something symbolic of friendship in the interplay of two pairs of hands on one instrument, and never more than in Schubert’s four-hand music.

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Wigmore Hall, London<br/>Psappha, Kings Place, London <br/>Takacs Quartet, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

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