For Star Singers, a Worthy Partner

vignoles_small.pngBy MATTHEW GUREWITSCH [NY Times, 30 March 2008]
IN late November the British accompanist Roger Vignoles visited the Juilliard School for his first New York master class. It was not the sort of public star turn often marketed under that name, but an internal, properly educational affair. Five students sang, accompanied by five student pianists preparing for careers as collaborative artists. Mr. Vignoles scrutinized singers and pianists alike with the same eagle intensity.