Roger Heagney

Heagney has gained an international reputation as pianist and harpsichordist. He lectures at the Australian Catholic University and performs regularly with The Academy of Melbourne and Pro Arte Orchestras and at the Melbourne International Festival of Organ and Harpsichord.

In addition Heagney is known as a composer &endash; especially of liturgical music.

He has only recently retired from his position as Director of Music at St. Francis' Church, Melbourne, a position he has held for thirty years. During this time the choir has gained an international reputation through two overseas tours and numerous recordings.

‘Mr Heagney's velvet fingers encouraged his instrument to sing in a way Haydn might not have thought possible ... The most finished playing of the week ... Close blend of refined and mellow tone ... Distinguished partnership by intimate give and take.’ (The Times, Dec. 1983)

Roger Heagney is featured on the following titles

The Pleyel Harpsichord

Performer: harpsichord

Roger Heagney plays one of the last harpsichords (made in 1963) by the French Pleyel piano company, which was founded in 1807 and continued to make pianos until its doors were closed for the last time in 2014. The Pleyel ‘Concert Grand Harpsichord’ has a unique sound and variety of colours controlled by a set of seven pedals.

Complete Bach Flute Sonatas, Volume 2

Performer: Harpsichord

Acclaimed artists present superb performances of the complete Bach Flute Sonatas.

Complete Bach Flute Sonatas, Volume 1

Performer: Harpsichord

Acclaimed artists present superb performances of the complete Bach Flute Sonatas.


Performing as Trio Melbourne

Trio Melbourne is an ensemble comprising three outstanding artists - Roger Heagney (piano), Isin Cakmakcioglu (violin) and Rachel Atkinson (cello). It was established in 1993, and since then has performed to great critical acclaim in Australia and Europe.

20th Century Piano Trios

Performer: Piano

This CD by highly acclaimed Trio Melbourne features a stunning collection of 20th Century piano trios, including two never-before recorded pieces by Australian composers Sculthorpe and Yu.


Compositions by Roger Heagney also appear on

Fortune My Foe

Composer

This superb new song cycle by Roger Heagney sets the poetry of Graeme Ellis to music. Soprano Merlyn Quaife is joined by pianist Andrea Katz.


Roger Heagney also appears on

Trio Polyphonica

Performer: harpsichord

Trio Polyphonica was active between 1980 and 1990 and performed a wide repertoire of music spanning more than 300 years. On this CD are trios by Vivaldi, CPE Bach, Haydn, JS Bach, and Francesco Zappa.

Masters of Baroque

Performer: harpsichord

Trio Polyphonica was active between 1980 and 1990 and performed a wide repertoire of music spanning more than 300 years. This disc features works by Frescobaldi, Hellendaal, Couperin, Leclair, Rameau and Corelli.

Peter Sculthorpe

Performer

A retrospective compilation of some of the highlights of the music of the late Peter Sculthorpe. Many favourites are included.

Classical Allusion

Performer: Piano

In traditional Chinese music a pre-existing piece is ornamented and embellished until it becomes something quite new. In the same way, Julian Yu takes famous pieces from the Western musical tradition and ornaments them in the Chinese manner.