Adelaide Roberts, born in Brooklyn, teaches secondary piano in Juilliard’s Pre-College Division. She has been a member of the Pre-College faculty since 1994.
Roberts performed more than 400 recitals and orchestral concerts on one and two pianos with her late husband, Edgar Roberts, at Alice Tully Hall, Juilliard’s Paul Hall, and at venues across the Eastern U.S., California, Hawaii, England, Denmark, Japan, Italy, and Mexico. Since her husband passed away, she has continued performing as a soloist and in chamber groups. She has played performances in the Hudson Valley, Hawaii, and Japan and has played for television and radio broadcasts in New York, Mexico, and Hawaii.
Roberts and her late husband produced albums for the Sony label titled What Sarong With Piano Duets?, Two Hearts, Four Hands, Keys of Togetherness, and Treasured Piano. They also recorded an album of Robert Starer’s Night Thoughts for vocal quartet and four-hand piano (Albany Records), Our Golden Ensemble, Our Musical Marriage, and 10 transcriptions for piano ensemble. In 2008, Roberts was inducted into the Court of Honors at Georgian Court University, where she completed her undergraduate work. She has served as an adjunct professor of piano at Fordham University since 2007. Her post-graduate studies include those at the University of Florence, Italy, the L’Accademia Musicale, Chigiana in Siena, Italy (1981-88), and at New York University with Edgar Roberts. She was coached in piano ensemble with Guido Agosti in Siena and Rome, Italy (1981-88). Roberts is the artistic director of the St. Gregory’s Young Artists Concert Series in Woodstock, N.Y.