Penelope Roskell

International Pianist & Teacher


The Roskell Piano Trio

With Ruth Schulten (violin) and Heather Tuach (cello)

The Roskell Piano Trio grew out of Penelope Roskell’s long-standing collaboration with the Fitzwilliam String Quartet. In 2011, they gave their debut sell-out performance at the National Trust property in London, Sutton House, where the trio is now in residence. The Roskell Trio is fast building a wide-ranging repertoire of trios, ranging from Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert through the Romantics to the twenty-first century.

The trio is currently focussing on a series of late works by great Classical composers, the ‘Late greats’. Forthcoming concerts include Sutton House on May 12th 2019 and Christchurch Highbury on May 11th 2019.

Piano Quintets with the Fitzwilliam String Quartet

 Over the last fifteen years, Penelope Roskell has played regularly with the Fitzwilliam String Quartet. Together they have performed much of the quintet repertoire, including the Schumann, Brahms, Shostakovitch and Elgar quintets, as well as quartets (including most recently the Schumann Piano Quartet) and the piano and string quartet arrangements of Mozart piano concertos. Click here for a review.

Anna Noakes, flute

Working alongside each other at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Penelope and Anna have a formed a long-standing musical partnership, initially as part of Meridian, the Trinity Laban wind and piano ensemble which has been resident artists at Dartingon Summer School. They now work together as a flute and piano duo with repertoire including sonatas by Prokofiev, Frank, Zyman, Martinu and Gaubert and individual pieces by Debussy, Gaubert, Jolivet, Martin, Yates and Cecilia McDowall and Dave Heath. These latter composers are musicians that Anna has had very close links with.

Roskell Piano Trio

“In an outstanding performance, the Roskell Trio took us on a seamless journey of rapidly changing texture and dynamics. I so enjoyed their passionate rendition which, at times, was considerably moving. Their expressive playing conveyed, to great effect, the music’s wide range of emotions: intense fury, grave seriousness, light-hearted gaiety, ardent yearning and tender passion…The trio gave a superb performance. In a flowing first movement of great nobility and spirit, the melody ‘sang’ out with a lovely lyricism.”

 - Helen Bomgardner, Newbury Weekly News