Roelof Temmingh

Roelof Temmingh

Key Facts


South African pianist Roelof Temmingh completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music, London, studying piano with Nigel Clayton and Dina Parakhina, and was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal. He is currently the Constant/Kit Lambert Junior Fellow at the RCM. He and has received masterclasses from pianists including Seymour Lipkin, Marios Papadopoulos, and Howard Shelley. He also studied in Vienna with Paul Gulda, as a result of winning the SACS Music Competition in South Africa. 2020 highlights include Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini with the St-Mary-le-Bow Orchestra, conducted by Maxime Tortelier, appearing at Wigmore Hall for Bärenreiter’s Beethoven Jubilee edition launch, and performing his own composition to HRH Prince of Wales at RCM. Actively engaging in chamber music, he has performed in piano quartets at the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room. Further performances include solo and chamber music recitals in South Africa, UK, US, France, Spain, Sweden, and Austria. In 2018 he joined the South African MIAGI orchestra for their European Tour, which took them to venues such as the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Verbier Festival.


Musicians’ Company Prize: Lambert Fellowship

Page Updated: February 2022

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