The Brighton Phil were contacted by local composer Keith Burstein who was arranging a memorial performance of a piece of music he had written in memory of his mother, Barbara Burston, who died recently at the age of 97. He was seeking a Brighton Phil violinist to play the piece with him, as Barbara and her husband Samuel were both violinists and members of the Brighton Philharmonic, where they first met in 1948.
We are delighted to report that Roland Roberts, himself one half of a current Brighton Phil husband and wife violin duo (with his wife Ani Batikian) was able to answer the call.
Here is a link to a YouTube video of an extract from the piece, entitled For My Mother, composed and played by Keith Burstein (piano) and joined by Roland Roberts (violin).
An article about Keith’s music and musical influences, including his parents and inspirational piano teacher Christine Pembridge, can be viewed here: https://crosseyedpianist.com/2017/01/26/meet-the-artist-keith-burstein-composer/
Read more about Keith at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Burstein