Roger Vignoles is internationally recognised as one of the leading piano accompanists of our time. In a career spanning more than forty years he has partnered many of the world’s most distinguished singers and instrumentalists both in recitals and a long list of highly acclaimed recordings.
Sir Thomas Allen, Olaf Bär, Kathleen Battle, Christine Brewer, Bernarda Fink, Susan Graham, Werner Güra, Robert Holl, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Angelika Kirchschlager, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Anne Schwanewilms, Elisabeth Soederstroem and Sarah Walker are only some of the artists he has partnered; while recent seasons have included recitals and recordings with John Mark Ainsley, Florian Boesch, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Mark Padmore, Miah Persson, Sandrine Piau, Joan Rodgers and Roderick Williams.
This summer he led a sequence of performances of Britten’s Church Parables, directed by Frederic Wake Walker, in St Petersburg and at the Aldeburgh and City of London Festivals, while in September he was for the fourteenth year director of the Lied series in Santiago de Compostela, which this year also focused on the songs of Benjamin Britten.
Roger Vignoles is a regular visitor to Samling Artist Programme, and has given masterclasses in many different countries, from Europe and Scandinavia to the USA and Far East.
Photo credit: Ben Ealovega