Roberts has long been acknowledged as one of Britain's leading pianists.
A particularly profound interpreter of Beethoven, his recording of the 32 Piano
Sonatas on Compact Disc over fifteen years ago, for Nimbus Records, received the
highest praise in Europe and America as well as in this country. His recording
of the 48 Preludes and Fugues of J.S. Bach, and the complete set of Partitas were
equally well received.
He has performed at many of the major British festivals
over the years, and his international travels have taken him to the Far East,
Southern Africa, America and Europe. Highly regarded as a teacher as well as a
performer, he has given many recitals and masterclasses in Germany, France and
Denmark, and in London he taught at the Royal College of Music for over forty
years. He is now teaching at Chetham's School for musically gifted children in
Manchester. Bernard Roberts has often appeared as a concerto soloist: at the "Proms"
and with leading British orchestras and conductors, and he has been well known
to Radio 3 listeners for many years, as a recitalist and chamber musician.