Roger VignolesPianist. Born 12 July 1945
Roger Vignoles Biography (Wikipedia)
Roger Vignoles, born 12 July 1945, is a British pianist and accompanist. He regularly performs with the world's leading singers, including Kiri Te Kanawa, Thomas Allen, Anne Sofie von Otter, Thomas Hampson, Gitta-Maria Sjöberg, Sarah Walker, Sylvia McNair, Susan Graham, Christine Brewer, Felicity Lott, Stephan Genz, Monica Groop, Wolfgang Holzmair, Bernarda Fink, Christine Schäfer, Brigitte Fassbaender and Kathleen Battle. He also accompanies instrumentalists such as Joshua Bell, Heinrich Schiff, Nobuko Imai and Ralph Kirshbaum, and gives masterclasses around the world.
He lists Gerald Moore as his inspiration for pursuing a career in accompaniment. He read music at Magdalene College, Cambridge, then joined the Royal Opera House as a repetiteur before completing his training with Paul Hamburger. He is widely recorded and generally regarded as one of the foremost piano accompanists alive today.
Roger Vignoles has devised and directed several series at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, most notably Landscape Into Song for the Schubert bicentennial, and since 1998, he is artistic director of the Nagaoka Festival in Japan. His discography contains several recordings which have received international awards. He first studied at Magdalene College (Cambridge) and the Royal College of Music, where he is now Prince Consort Professor of Piano accompaniment.
- Gregory Kunde sings Verdi's 'Ah si, ben mio' from Il Trovate live on In Tunehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03yf42g.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03yf42g.jpg2016-06-15T12:20:00.000ZThe biggest voice ever on In Tune? Tenor Gregory Kunde, accompanied by Roger Vignoleshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03yf5c4
Gregory Kunde sings Verdi's 'Ah si, ben mio' from Il Trovate live on In Tune
Roger Vignoles Tracks