Roger Vignoles is recognised worldwide as an outstanding accompanist and interpreter at the piano of the song repertoire. He has worked with many of the greatest singers of his time, and regularly performs in the musical capitals of the world, from London to New York and from Vienna to Tokyo. Among many distinguished partners, he has accompanied Sir Thomas Allen, Olaf Bär, Kathleen Battle, Barbara Bonney, Brigitte Fassbaender, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Robert Holl, Wolfgang Holzmair, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Dame Felicity Lott, Elisabeth Soederstroem, Frederika von Stade and Sarah Walker.
His many recordings have been highly praised, especially CDs of Reynaldo Hahn (La Belle Epoque) with Susan Graham and of Schumann Lieder (Frauenliebe- und Leben) and Spanish Songs (Canciones Amatorias) with Bernarda Fink. In 1999 his CD of Beethoven Lieder with Stephan Genz won the Gramophone Award for Best Vocal Recording, while further recordings with Stephan Genz of Hugo Wolf (complete Moerike-Lieder, with Joan Rodgers, and Heine and Lenau settings) have also been highly-praised. Future releases include Britten, Tippett and Finzi with Mark Padmore and Strauss with Christine Brewer, both on Hyperion. br />
Roger Vignoles is also in great demand as a teacher, regularly giving masterclasses in the USA and Canada, Europe and Scandinavia. He is the director of “Sommer Lied Weinberg”, an international workshop for singers and pianists in Upper Austria; and he also directs the Postgraduate Accompanists’ course at the RCM in London, where since 1996 he has been Prince Consort Professor of Accompaniment.