Heidi Rolfe

Department of Music

Piano Tutor

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Heidi Rolfe
Department of Music
Jessop Building
Leavygreave Road
S3 7RD

After time spent riding racehorses, both in the UK and abroad, Heidi returned to continue her musical studies. Graduating with a Masters degree in Piano Performance, Heidi was singled out for many concerto performances and was awarded the gift of a Grand Piano. Throughout her education she was privileged to work with eminent pianists including the legendary Andre Gavrilov and take musical guidance from the late Dame Fanny Waterman.

Her varied repertoire includes works by female composers and much contemporary music; an interest in combining music and drama has led to award winning performances, broadcast by the BBC. Heidi played and tutored works by Gyorgy Kurtag at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival where she also gave the World Premiere of Tarot Conway’s Premiere Piano Concerto; other festival appearances include the Bradfield, Corbridge and Deal Festivals.

For many years Heidi has enjoyed exploring the wonderful piano duo repertoire with her husband Benjamin Frith in recitals throughout the UK. Complete performances of Holst’s Planets Suite in its little know four hand version, Schubertiads and partnerships such as Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn have formed many of their programmes. Double Piano Concerto dates have included the Poulenc with the English Pro Musica. They have also collaborated with the C.B.S.O players in many symphonic chamber arrangements. This season saw Heidi giving a complete Piano Duo Day at the Wigmore Hall where she performed four hand and two piano repertoire with Benjamin Frith.

Heidi enjoys a busy career as a music educator. In addition to teaching at Sheffield University, Heidi is a Main Panel Examiner for ABRSM, is a published composer of many educational works and counts amongst her pupils competition prize-winners who have gone on to enjoy a musical career.