Pianist Roman Rudnytsky from USA appearing in Tasmania for four shows as part of International tour.
Roman Rudnytsky is a concert pianist of Ukrainian background whose frequent performances take him all over the world – to every continent and places in-between. As of 2010, he has performed in about 95 countries and on 35 cruises for P&O as the classical pianist on board.
In addition to performances in capital cities and high profile musical centres, he often plays in places away from the musical mainstream, bringing the world and pleasure of classical music to audiences which seldom experience this type of music in live performance. He has received much acclaim in the world’s press and many invitations to return.
Born in New York into a prominent Ukrainian musical family, he began the study of piano at age 4 and gave his first full recital at age 7. He is a graduate of the famous Juilliard School in New York and also did additional studies at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland and at masterclasses in Austria (the “Mozarteum”) and Italy.
Mr. Rudnytsky is a prizewinner in 10 piano competitions, including such prestigious events as the International Leventritt Competition (New York) and International J.S. Bach Competition (Washington) and, in Italy, the “F.Busoni” and “A. Casagrande” International Piano Competitions. He has made numerous recordings in Poland, Australia and the United States.
In addition to his many recitals, Mr. Rudnytsky has also appeared as a soloist with many orchestras around the world; to date, he has played over 45 different works for piano and orchestra with them. A great honour indeed, he gave the British, Latin American and Australian premiere performances of the recently-discovered Liszt “Concerto No. 3 in E Flat” between 1990 and 1993.
He also conducts master classes and workshops for local piano students and teachers during the course of his travels. The settings for these range from universities to small, rural towns and villages.
Since 1972, Mr. Rudnytsky has been a member of the piano faculty of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio (U.S.A.). He is a recipient of that institution’s “Distinguished Professor Award” in recognition of his concert activities. He previously served on the piano faculties of the Indiana University School of Music (Bloomington, Indiana) and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory, in addition to being “Artist-in-Residence” at two Australian universities.
On his Tasmanian tour, Roman will be playing from the classical and contemporary repertoire, including Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin and works by Australian composers Percy Grainger and Neil Goodchild.
Tasmanian itinerary 2011:
Thursday 25 August Forcett Hall hosted by Southern Beaches Regional Arts
Friday 26 August George Town Memorial Hall hosted by Lighthouse Regional Arts
Saturday 27 August Galley 9, Deloraine hosted by Arts Deloraine
Sunday 28 August Uniting Church Hall, Currie, King Island hosted by King Island Cultural Centre
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Teresa Beck-Swindale Regional Touring Officer