Roderick Elms studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He appears in concerts and recordings with most of Britain’s major orchestras as both a principal keyboard player and as a soloist. He has broadcast regularly for the BBC for more than thirty years on Radio 3 and is heard on the programme Friday Night Is Music Night on Radio 2. He has made many solo recordings with the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, London Symphony and BBC Concert orchestras. For several years he was the London pianist to the eminent cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Travelling widely, he has performed in the major concert halls of Europe, the USA and the Far East. As an organist, Roderick Elms has amassed an extensive discography for Chandos, which includes all the major oratorios of Elgar and the award-winning recording of Britten’s War Requiem with the London Symphony Orchestra under Richard Hickox. He has performed on such film scores as Aliens, Dangerous Liaisons and the epic trilogy The Lord of the Rings. He is also a busy composer and arranger whose music has formed the basis of two major recording projects with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and is regularly performed by leading ensembles across the UK and North America.