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Symphony in C

Performing at Rutgers-Camden
Center for the Arts

Mailing Address:
PO Box 8610
Collingswood, NJ  08108

Administrative and Box Office:
576 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Telephone: (856) 240-1503
Facsimile: (856) 240-1519

Stilian Kirov, Music Director
Pamela Brant, President

Guest Artist

 

 



 


 

September 16, 2017

Roman Rabinovich, piano

Praised by the New York Times for his “uncommon sensitivity and feeling,” the eloquent young pianist Roman Rabinovich is the winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. Mr. Rabinovich has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Israel in such prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall in London, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, as well as the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Cité de la Musique in Paris and the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. 
 
Noted by critics for the “vivacity and virtuosity” and “the impeccable clarity of execution,” Mr. Rabinovich’s 2015-16 highlights include Rachmaninov Concerto No. 3 with the KBS Orchestra and Yoel Levi, as well as return appearances with the Ann Arbor Symphony (Prokofiev Concerto No. 3) and the Dohnanyi Orchestra (Bartok Concerto No. 2). Recital engagements include Vancouver Recital Society, Cincinnati Matinee Musical Series, Chopin Society in St Paul, MN, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and the Walter Reade Theatre, as well as the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff. Mr Rabinovich’s chamber partners this season will include the Doric and the Ariel Quartets.

Mr. Rabinovich, "whose mature, self-assured playing belies his chronological age” (San Fransisco Classical Voice) made his Israel Philharmonic debut under the baton of Zubin Mehta at age 10 and appeared again as soloist with the same forces in 1999 and 2003.  He has been heard as soloist with all the Israeli orchestras, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, KBS Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Prague Symphony, Lubbock Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, Symphony in C, Riverside Philharmonic, Dohnányi Orchestra and many other orchestras. Mr. Rabinovich performed Mozart’s concertos K. 488 and K. 595 with the Camerata Jerusalem on the orchestra’s tour in Italy.  In April 2009 as part of his prize at the Rubinstein Competition Mr. Rabinovich played a recital for the Mezzo channel in France, which was televised to 39 countries and to millions of viewers. In May 2008 Mr. Rabinovich replaced the eminent pianist Murray Perahia in a recital at the Mann Auditorium in Tel-Aviv.

Mr. Rabinovich, born in 1985 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, began his piano studies at the age of six with his mother, Mira. In 1994, he and his parents immigrated to Israel where he studied with Irena Vishnevitsky and later with professor Arie Vardi at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. He is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music as a student of Seymour Lipkin and obtained his Master’s Degree at the Juilliard School where he studied with Robert McDonald.
 
Mr. Rabinovich also excels as a gifted artist. He often combines his concerts with exhibitions of his paintings. Besides traditional painting Mr. Rabinovich draws on his iPad.

December 2, 2017 

Robyn Bollinger, violin

Daring, versatile, charismatic and passionate, violinist Robyn Bollinger is a young artist on the rise. Just out of conservatory, Ms. Bollinger is carving a career as a soloist and chamber musician. Already recognized for her musical creativity, rich tones, emotional depth, and technical mastery, she is a recipient of a prestigious 2016 Fellowship from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for her multimedia performance project entitled “CIACCONA: The Bass of Time,” which she will tour in an upcoming season. Having made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut at age twelve, Ms. Bollinger has since performed nationwide and in Japan. A sought after collaborator on the chamber music stage, Ms. Bollinger is a member of the renowned, Grammy-nominated Boston-based ensemble A Far Cry.

A recipient of top prizes at many international competitions, among them the International Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna, the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists in France, and the Louis Spohr International Competition in Germany, Ms. Bollinger also has been recognized for her performances of Bach and Beethoven works at several competitions.

Robyn Bollinger holds Bachelor’s and Master's degrees with honors from New England Conservatory of Music. She plays a 1778 Joseph and Antonio Gagliano violin on generous loan from the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute Instrument Bank.