Penelope Roskell is an international concert pianist and professor of Piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as well as visiting professor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Penelope has special expertise in helping injured pianists to resume healthy piano playing. She has taught classes in holistic playing at many institutions, including the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Trinity Laban, and the MSc Performing Arts Medicine course at UCL. She has been Director of the Musician’s Clinic, the ISSTIP Music Medicine Therapists course, and of the EPTA Piano Pedagogy Course. She frequently gives masterclasses and lectures at conservatoires and summer schools, including Dartington and Chethams International Summer Schools. Her London workshops on healthy piano playing are attended by pianists from around the world.
Penelope is the piano consultant for the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, where she is currently piloting a multi-disciplinary pianists’ clinic with hand surgeon Mr Mark Phillips. Although a classical pianist herself, she works with injured pianists from all genres, including rock and music theatre.
Penelope has performed as soloist at major concert halls throughout Britain, including the Barbican Concert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Sadlers Wells, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle and Daniel Harding. She has also given solo tours in over thirty countries in Western and Eastern Europe, the United States, Africa, Asia, and the Middle and Far East.
She won first prize in the British Contemporary Piano Competition and second prize in the National Concerto Competition, and has made numerous broadcasts on BBC radio, WFMT Radio in Chicago and British, Polish and Greek television. In between her busy teaching schedule, Penelope still performs as soloist and with the Roskell Piano Trio and the Fitzwilliam String Quartet.
She has been a member of the jury on many competitions, including the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the David Parkhouse Award.