Roger Vignoles is one of the most distinguished piano accompanists of our time. In a career spanning five decades he has become recognized throughout the world as a leading exponent of the art of song.
He has appeared at all the world’s principal venues and festivals, from the Concertgebouw to Carnegie Hall, and with many of the world’s foremost artists, such as Sir Thomas Allen, Barbara Bonney, Christine Brewer, Florian Boesch, Bernarda Fink, Elina Garanca, Susan Graham, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Angelika Kirchschlager, Dame Felicity Lott, Mark Padmore, Christoph Prégardien and Sarah Walker.
His extensive discography includes a long and fruitful association with Hyperion Records, recently crowned by the completion of the complete Songs of Richard Strauss. Other notable recordings include Reynaldo Hahn with Susan Graham; Schumann, Brahms and Dvorak with Bernarda Fink; Schubert, Loewe and Krenek with Florian Boesch; Britten and Finzi with Mark Padmore, and a wide range from Schubert to Cabaret Songs with Sarah Walker.
While continuing his busy playing career, Roger Vignoles is deeply committed to working with and coaching younger singers and pianists: he gives frequent masterclasses and workshops in Europe, Scandinavia and the US, where he is a regular visitor to the Juilliard School, and to the Tanglewood and Marlboro Music Festivals.
He is an Honorary fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge and Prince Consort Professor of Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music in London. He is also director of "Sommer Lied Weinberg", an international workshop for singers and pianists in Upper Austria.