Photo: performing with the Panocha Quartet in the Hall of Masks at the 2005 Český Krumlov Chamber Music Festival
Many of Roy's programmes in 2012 are marking Debussy's 150th anniversary, starting with a City Music Society recital in London on 24 January (1.05, Bishopsgate Institute, with a pre-concert talk by Roy at 12.15). February starts and ends with Roy as invited lecturer at Debussy anniversary conferences in Paris and Montreal. In between Roy will animate a 3-day Debussyfest at the Birmingham Conservatoire (7–9 February); his lunch-hour recital there of Debussy's complete 2nd Book of Preludes will then form the second half of his recitals at King's College Cambridge (10 February) and York (15 February). Roy then travels to North America for lectures and recitals in New York, Providence, Ontario and Massachusetts (as well as the Montreal conference).
April will involve classes and concerts in Madrid, London and Keele, and later summer takes him on an Australian tour. In late August he will mark Debussy's 150th birthday with a recital at Ngeringa in the Adelaide Hills, before spending 3 weeks as Artist in Residence at the Australian National Academy of Music and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, with a concert schedule including Poulenc's Trio, Sextet and Double Concerto, as well as a programme with fellow-pianist Stephen Emmerson featuring two towering works of the twentieth century, Debussy's En blanc et noir and Bartók's Sonata for 2 pianos and percussion.
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