Thunder of Renewal

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Like all true musical individualists, Roger Woodard makes no compromises.  He takes no easy options.  He’ll go for spirit over accuracy every time.  He’ll take big risks.  And if, occasionally, the sheer volatility and theatricality of his temperament come between him and the composer, if occasionally the imagination simply outreaches the know-how (and goodness knows that’s formidable enough) at least he is certain to have something challenging to say…..

“the greatest living performer of contemporary music”  The Listener, NZ