Middlesex University Concert Room, Grove B building, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT
Our Concerts & Colloquia is a free series of events on Thursday evenings, bringing leading names from across music to Middlesex for a diverse sequence of performances and discussions.
The series begins with a piano recital of Mozart, Murail and Mussorgsky by Rob Keeley, renowned pianist, composer and Senior Lecturer in Music from King's College, London.
Born in Bridgend in 1960, Rob studied with Oliver Knussen at the Royal College of Music, Magdalen College Oxford under Bernard Rose, and later with Robert Saxton. In 1988 he studied at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome with Franco Donatoni, and at the Tanglewood Summer Music School, where he was the Benjamin Britten Fellow in Composition, working with Oliver Knussen and Hans Werner Henze.
Before joining King's in 1993, Rob worked a freelance music copyist, pianist and repetiteur, working with Opera Factory, Almeida Opera and Garsington Opera. He has also played with the London Sinfonietta and Music Projects/London.
As a pianist, Rob has premiered works by Harrison Birtwistle, Michael Finnissy, Jonathan Cole, Richard Emsley and Nicola Moro. He has given lecture recitals in 20th-century piano music at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and seminars on his own music at UC Berkeley, University of Oregon, Eugene and more recently at the University of Denver.
His works have been performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Lontano, Premiere Ensemble, Ensemble Bash, dal niente ensemble Chicago, pianists Martin Roscoe, Colin Stone, Mary Dullea and Ian Pace, guitarists Jonathan Leathwood and Fabio Zanon, bass player Corrado Canonici, oboes Andrew Nogal and Chris Redgate, Bingham Quartet, Chinook Clarinet Quartet, Fretwork and Composers' Ensemble.
Currently, two portrait discs of Rob's music are being prepared, on the NMC and Lorelt labels.
Earlier this year, Convivium Records issued a CD of his chamber music performed by Rowland Sutherland and the Fidelio Trio.
For more information about Rob Keeley, visit his website.
The Concerts and Colloquia series brings high-calibre guest speakers and performers from across music to Middlesex.
Hosted by the Music department, all events are free and will be followed by refreshments. Guests can simply turn up, tickets are not required. If you have any questions please contact Nick Nikeforou.