The Australia-born pianist, composer and arranger, Cameron Roberts, completed studies in both music and medicine at The University of Melbourne. He furthered his musical training at the Australian National Academy, the Tanglewood Institute, USA, and privately at the Moscow Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. In his home country he won first prizes in The Mozart Concerto Competition (1997), The Grainger Competition (1998), and was finalist in the National Piano Award (2004).
Following prize-winning successes in Australia, Cameron Roberts has performed as soloist in London, Madrid, Gante, Sydney and Melbourne, in ensembles in The Royal Albert Hall, London, The Concertgebauw, Netherlands, and The Sydney Opera House, and has also collaborated with such conductors as Lawrence Foster, John Hopkins and Dobbs Franks, performing concertos by Johannes Brahms, L.v. Beethoven and Sergei Rachmaninov, amongst others. Roberts is recognised as an artist of great distinction and originality. He performs in Australia, England and Spain as soloist and chamber musician whilst gaining growing success as a composer and arranger.
His debut CD recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations (BWV 988) and Original Transcriptions (MOVE Records, 2006) is praised as ‘thought-provoking’ and ‘a disc of rare and valuable insight’, and has been used in the Australian film, Lucky Miles (2007). His performing repertoire includes major works such as Iberia by Albeniz, and The 24 Preludes by S. Rachmaninov and an array of original piano transcriptions, which he has recently recorded for MOVE Records (2009).
Cameron Roberts maintains a strong interest in contemporary music, jazz and composition, and with the recent support of the Ian Potter Trust and the Michael Kieran Harvey Piano Scholarship, he is currently writing works for solo piano, chamber ensemble and a book on Piano Technique Optimisation.
In 2008-2009 season he performs in the Purcell Room Southbank Centre, St.Martin-in-the-Fields and St.James Piccadilly, London, the Auditorio Nacional, Teatro Albéniz, and Fundación Canal, Madrid, and makes collaborations with David Walter (oboe) and Beate Altenburg (cello) amongst others.