For Meridian records he has recorded three Piano
Trios by Beethoven's contemporary - Hummel, the Violin & Piano
Works of Joaquin Turina and most recently a second CD of Turina's
chamber music. "Roberts produces a rapturous, sweet tone
that, with its fastish, unexaggerated vibrato, could not be more apt
for this exquisite, impressionist-aware Hispanic repertoire."
(The STRAD) Roland also features as solo violinist in a new British
film entitled "Another Life" released in June 2001,
now available on DVD.
Other work includes composing and arranging music for BBC
Television. His educational CD Baroque a-bye Baby is sold
nationally by the NCT, and Passive Music for Accelerated Learning
has worldwide distribution.
For four years Roland was principal conductor of the Fulham Symphony
Orchestra. His conducting of Verdi's La Traviata at the Hackney
Empire was described by Opera Magazine as a performance of "considerable
style and verve". After he conducted William Walton's
Facade in the Sheldonian Theatre in January 2002, Tibor Varga wrote in the Oxford Times "...in Roland Roberts I saw one of the most musical
conductors, serving the music with sheer mastery, and it made me
wish I had had more chance to play with such a musician."