Paul Roberts in Portland

Paul Roberts’ master classes and public lectures immerse the listeners in a magical world of images and ideas .  . .  His communicative abilities, whether as performer, writer or teacher, are without equal.

Harold Gray, founder Portland Piano International

Paul Roberts’ association with Portland, Oregon, goes back to 1991 when he was first invited to perform in the recital series of Portland Piano International. From 1999 to 2012 he presented annually at the Portland Piano International Summer Festival, giving lectures, recitals and masterclasses. Since 2012 he has presented his own mini Festival of master classes, private teaching and recitals, Paul Roberts in Portland, sponsored by Portland Piano Company.

Articulate lecturing, wonderful critiques in master classes; fabulous pianism … His ability to express musical ideas in words is astounding, a unique gift … Incredible musician, amazing ability to articulate agenda at hand … Everything he said was valuable and his playing divine, very inspiring.  Portland Piano International audience reviews

PHOTO: Peter Schüte


His beautiful and fluent use of language to describe music is at the level of the highest poetry and his sheer virtuoso piano playing and rich knowledge of music and teaching experience put together make him a distinguished existence in the world of classical music.
– Noriko Ogawa, concert pianist, Japan and UK
He makes a good impression on this disc (Debussy volume 1), particularly in the extroverted pieces. And ‘La cathédrale engloutie’ is exceptionally well planned and executed, making it one of the best versions I know. ‘Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut’ shows this pianist’s tonal sensitivity and musical empathy.
– Charles Timbrell, Fanfare, USA