The pianist Bernard Roberts and his two sons Andrew (violin) and Nicholas (cello) have been performing as a piano trio for many years in Great Britain and Europe. Their performances on London's South Bank and at the Wigmore Hall have always been highly acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. As one of its special projects, the Bernard Roberts Piano Trio played all of Beethoven's works for piano trio at the Dartington International Summer School in 1997.
Bernard Roberts is one of Britain's most distinguished pianists, both as a soloist and as an immensely accomplished chamber musician. He has broadcast for many years on BBC Radio 3 and, since its inception, on Classic FM. His repertoire is extensive and ranges from the early classics to the masterworks of the twentieth century. He is particularly noted for his performances of the works of Beethoven and his complete recordings of that composer's piano works have received the highest praise. He has also recorded the 48 Preludes and Fugues of J.S. Bach.
Andrew Roberts was a founder member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and has played in this and other important orchestras for several years. His interest in period instrument performance has resulted in him being invited to become a member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment In the field of chamber music he took part in many recitals with the Auriol String Quartet throughout the country - at the Wigmore Hall, the Snape Maltings and at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh.
Nicholas Roberts having worked with the English Chamber Orchestra over a period of ten years, is currently guest principal cello with several chamber orchestras in this country and with the Orquesta de Cadaques in Spain. He has also recorded much music for films and television and, as a member of the ensemble Serenata, broadcast many times for BBC Radio 3. Apart from his busy life as an orchestral musician, he is very active in music education and community work.