Robert and Linda Stoodley

Piano À Deux with Robert Stoodley & Linda Ang Stoodley, on Tuesday 2nd November 2021 at 1.10pm

Robert & Linda met, not through music, but online. They married in 2008 and the duo was formed in 2010 with the vision to educate, entertain and exhilarate. Both are accomplished pianists with composing and arranging skills. Robert is a published songwriter, and Linda has released six CDs of her hymn and song arrangements. They not only play the familiar four-hand repertoire, but have discovered neglected composers like George Onslow, whose sonatas they found in a dusty library drawer.

To date they have recorded four CDs. Their second: ’France Revisited’ (Divine Art label) - includes Onslow’s Op 7 Sonata, his six solo pieces, Debussy’s ‘Petite Suite’ & songs by Poulenc (arranged by Linda). Critics hailed ‘France Revisited’ as “piano four hands its very best..” Their “Petite Suite” (Debussy ) won high praise. ‘France Revisited 2’ with Onslow’s second Sonata will soon be released. Critics waxed lyrical over ’Porgy, Preludes & Paris’: their original arrangements of music by Gershwin. Their highly praised first CD ‘Strictly Not Bach’ (2011) raised £2,000 for charity. Novel programme titles like ‘From Mistresses to Manhattan’ presented with charm, humour and drama, alongside their original arrangements, have won them a worldwide fanbase.

Their unique presenting abilities are evident in their effervescent “2 Minute Tips on Composers”, offered during the Lockdown, as well as “ACE” - “Amazing Culture Enthusiasts” where participants engage online in learning about art, music and literature. They have performed in Europe, the UK & Singapore, & live on Radio 3's 'In Tune' with the prize-winning violinist Erzhan Kulibaev.


  • Sonata In D major Op 6, by Beethoven
  • Allegro Brillant, by Mendelssohn
  • Hungarian Rhapsody No 2, by Liszt, arr Bendel/ Ang/ Stoodley
  • An American in Paris, by Gershwin, arr Ang/ Stoodley


Chichester Cathedral's Lunchtime Concert series is self-supporting, and thrives through the generosity of its audiences. While there is no charge for admission, we suggest a minimum donation of £3 per person, with Gift Aid applied if possible. 

In line with our hopes to keep everyone safe and well, we will be maintaining socially distanced seating until further notice. As such, with the subsequent reduced capacity, we ask that audiences book their places in advance through Ticketsource. We will have a list of names that have booked on the door: you do not need to bring the tickets with you.