Saturday, January 27, 2024

Roman Rabinovich, Piano

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Praised by the New York Times for his “uncommon sensitivity and feeling,” the eloquent pianist Roman Rabinovich was the winner of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in 2008.  He made his Israel Philharmonic debut under Zubin Mehta at the age of 10, having immigrated to Israel a year before from Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  He was among the first of three young pianists to be championed by Sir András Schiff for his “Building Bridges” series.

Roman has performed throughout Europe and the US, in venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Cité de la Musique in Paris, and Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center.  In the 2022-23 season, he made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut, stepping in at 24 hours’ notice with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in Mozart’s Concerto K. 271. Roman is also a composer and visual artist with a repertoire spanning six centuries, from Byrd to Boulez and beyond.

He has won particular critical acclaim for interpretations of the music of Haydn.  In the summer of 2016 he embarked on the Haydn Project, a recital series of Haydn’s complete keyboard sonatas; these included cycles at festivals in the UK as well as a curated 3-concert Haydn Day at Wigmore Hall.  The first two volumes of his complete Haydn cycle have been released to critical acclaim on First Hand Records, with BBC Music Magazine noting that “the elegance and liveliness of Rabinovich’s keyboard style are, indeed, a joy to listen to.”


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7:30 pm


Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts