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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

About Roman Rabinovich

Peter Richard Conte

Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich is the winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. Roman was already praised by critics for the vivacity and virtuosity and the impeccable clarity of execution and has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Israel in such prestigious venues as LeipzigÕs Gewandhaus, Wigmore Hall, Lucerne and Davos Fesivals in Switzerland, Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the Metropolitan and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Glazunov Hall in St. Petersburg, as well as Jordan Hall in New England Conservatory, Kauffman Center’s Merkin Hall in New York, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, Salle Cortot and Les Invalides in Paris and the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

In 2014-15 Mr Rabinovich is scheduled to perform at the "Andras Schiff selects" series and will include recitals in Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Berlin and New York. In December 2013 Mr. Rabinovich has returned to Wigmore Hall with a solo recital, as part of an European tour which also included recitals in Switzerland, Scotland, and Serbia. In spring 2014 Mr. Rabinovich has toured with the Haifa Orchestra throughout the United States, performing as soloist in 28 cities. The tour included four concertos: Tchaikovksy’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Most recently, in early 2013, Orchid Classics released Mr. Rabinovich’s debut recording: ‘’Ballets Russes: Ravel/Rabinovich Daphnis & Chloe, Stravinsky Petrushka; and Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, all arranged for piano solo. Mr. Rabinovich was honored with the Classical Recording Foundation Artist of the Year award for his new CD, which was also given a four-star review by BBC Music Magazine, who had this to say: ÒThis is clearly a labour of love.Rabinovich's stylish line drawings adorn the booklet, and the enthusiasm of his joyful playing is infectious. There is plenty of dazzling passagework to savor, with the "Dance Russe" zinging along merrily. It is the broad palette of colours that is most impressive, especially in the more poetic moments, such as the closing pages of "Romeo and Juliet before parting" (August 2013)

In addition to winning the top prize and four additional awards, including the prestigious Mezzo Award, best classical concerto, best young Israeli competitor and best performance of an Israeli piece awards at the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Israel in 2008, Roman has won first prize at the Animato Piano Competitions in Paris in 2007, the Rafi Gouralnik prize and the Meira Gera audience prizes at the Aviv Competition in Israel in 2008, as well as Salon Virtuosi award in 2009 and ÒVendome VirtuosiÓ prize in 2006.

At age 10 he made his Israel Philharmonic Orchestra debut under the baton of Zubin Mehta, and performed with that orchestra and Maestro Mehta again in 1999 and 2003. Since then his expensive concerto appearances included most of Israeli orchestras (including Israel Philharmonic, Israel Symphony of Rishon-Lizion, Israel Chamber, Jerusalem Symphony, Camerata Jerusalem, Haifa, Raanana Symphony orchestras), the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (NY), Ann Arbor Symphony (MI), Riverside Philharmonic (CA), Dohn‡nyi Orchestra (Budapest), Delaware symphony (DE), Ashland Symphony (OH), Lubbock Symphony (TX) Neuchatel Chamber Orchestra (Switzerland). In addition to Maestro Mehta, Roman has worked with such conductors as JoAnn Falletta, Joseph Swensen, David Amado, Yoav Talmi, Noam Sheriff, Uri Segal, Arie Lipsky, Jan Schultz, Tomasz Golka, Avner Biron.

\=In recent seasons Mr. Rabinovich performed Shostakovich 1st concerto with Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and Joseph Swensen, Prokofiev 5th concerto with Riverside Philharmonic, Rachmaninov 3rd concerto and Brahms 1st concerto with Ann Arbor Symphony, Prokofiev 3rd concerto with Lubbock Symphony, Mozart concerti K 488 and K 595 with Kamerata Jerusalem at the orchestraÕs tour in Italy, as well as Tchaikovsky 1st concerto and Benjamin Yusupov's Piano Concerto in Israel. Recital appearances include Carnegie's Zankel Hall (commemorating 30th anniversary of Arthur Rubinstein's death), the Portland Piano International, Phillips Collection in DC and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, as well as return engagements at the Rubinstein Piano Festival in Lodz, Poland and chamber music in Vienna's Mesikverein, the Menton Music Festival and LudwigsburgerÊSchlossfestspie.

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. In May 2008 Roman replaced Murray Perahia in a recital at the Mann Auditorium in Tel-Aviv. Mr Rabinovich, "whose mature, self-assured playing belies his chronological age" (San Francisco Classical Voice) is also an avid chamber musician and his collaborators has included violinists Daniel Hope, Miriam Fried, cellist Ralph Kirshbaum, clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester, the Atrium string quartet and the piano quartet ÒFourtissimoÓ with Ran Dank, Soyeon Lee and Vassilis Varvaresos with whom Mr. Rabinovich appeared at CarnegieÕs Zankel in October 2010. In spring of 2010 Mr Rabinovich was invited by Miriam Fried to join her at the Steans InstituteÕs Ravinia Tour. Mr Rabinovich was also part of the residency program at Yellow Barn Festival in Vermont, performing Beethoven's complete cello/piano sonatas and variations with Alice Yoo.

Mr. Rabinovich is teaching and playing at the newly founded arts center U-Hac, and appears with the U-Hac chamber players. Mr Rabinovich has received financial support from Zfunot Tarbut, Ronen and Rich Foundations, as well as scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation from 1996 to 2004. Mr. Rabinovich is a Steinway & Sons artist. 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 Arieh 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 got his Masters 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. His artwork can be viewed on his website at www.romanrabinovich.net