Roderick Chadwick


Described by the Sunday Times as “possessor of devastating musicality and technique”, pianist Roderick Chadwick combines his wide-ranging activity on the concert platform with diverse teaching and research interests. He has performed at many of Britain’s most prominent venues, including the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, Wigmore Hall and Aldeburgh Festival, and made his London Southbank debut playing the Tippett Piano Concerto at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

During the mid 1990s he performed the complete piano works of Olivier Messiaen, and continues to research Messiaen’s music and that of his students. In 2007 he was appointed Artistic Advisor to the Royal Academy of Music for its collaboration with the Southbank Centre in London’s year-long Messiaen Centenary Festival.

Roderick Chadwick has collaborated with artists such as Chloë Hanslip, Narimichi Kawabata, Peter Sheppard Skaerved and the Kreutzer Quartet, performing widely in Europe, the United States and Asia, including recitals at Seoul Arts Centre, Auditorium du Louvre, Schloss Elmau, Tokyo Opera City and Kioi Hall. He is a member of the ensembles CHROMA and Plus-Minus, making recent appearances at the Huddersfield, Ultima (Oslo) and TRANSIT (Leuven) Festivals. He broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 3 and has recorded on the Innova (US), Guild, and Victor (Japan) labels as well as Athene and Metier. He lives in London and teaches at the Royal Academy of Music.