ROBERT MURRELL STEVENSON
Robert Stevenson studied the piano from the age of seven and had been engaged to give public performances by the age of thirteen. Academic work limited his concert opportunities and he gained a place at Christ’s College, Cambridge, to read Natural Sciences and Engineering. Here he gave recitals of solo piano and chamber music and performed concertos with college orchestras. Upon graduating he took up a career in Management Consultancy but also built a network of musical contacts which enabled him to participate in many amateur concerts, publicly performing piano concertos ranging from Mozart to Rachmaninov, Liszt and Brahms and more unusual fare by composers such as Delius, Bloch and Rimsky-Korsakov. He has recently joined forces with the Michael Tippett Quartet and the Bridge Quartet to give concerts focusing on unjustly neglected music. In 2008, with the violinist Jacqueline Roche, he made an acclaimed commercial recording of Holbrooke’s Third Violin Sonata (‘Orientale’) Op. 83, and sonatas by Walford Davies and Rootham.