The Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich is the winner of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. Roman was praised for the “vivacity and virtuosity” and “the impeccable clarity of execution” and has performed throughout Europe and USA in such prestigious venues as Leipzig’s Gewandhaus and London’s Wigmore Hall, Lucerne and Davos Festivals, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and the Metropolitan Museum, as well as Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Salle Cortot in Paris and Millennium Stage of 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 Symphony throughout the United States, performing as soloist in 30 concerts. Rabinovich, “whose mature, self-assured playing belies his chronological age” (San Fransisco Classical Voice) is the top prize winner and four additional prizes at the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, 1st prizes at the Animato Piano Competitions in Paris.
At age 10 he made his Israel Philharmonic debut under the button of Zubin Mehta and since then performed with IPO and Maestro Mehta again in 1999 and 2003. He performed as a soloist with all the Israeli orchestras, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Dohnányi Orchestra and many others. Mr Rabinovich is also an avid chamber musician and his partners have included Daniel Hope, Ralph Kirshbaum and Miriam Fried.
Roman has recently recorded ballets by Ravel, Prokofiev and Stravinsky for the Orchid Classics label to critical acclaim. In 2009 the French TV channel “Mezzo” has recorded his recital and since it has been frequently broadcasted in more than 30 countries in Europe and Asia.
Mr. Rabinovich is a Steinway & Sons artist.
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan Roman immigrated to Israel with his family in 1994, where he studied with Arie Vardi. Roman graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of Seymour Lipkin and 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.