(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Continuing his rise as an international sensation, pianist Roman Rabinovich kicks off the second season of Classics on Hudson at the Hudson Opera House on Saturday, October 10, at 7pm. Rabinovich will perform the Haydn sonata in B flat; Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien op. 26; Haydn sonata in E flat major; and the Beethoven sonata Op 101. Praised by the New York Times for his “uncommon sensitivity and feeling,” the Israeli pianist is the winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition.
Rabinovich has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Israel in such prestigious venues as Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, Prague Spring Festival, Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Cite de la Musique in Paris and the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center.
Noted by critics for the “vivacity and virtuosity” and “the impeccable clarity of execution”, has also won 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.
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 expansive concerto appearances included most of Israeli orchestras, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Paris Chamber Orchestra, Dohnányi Orchestra, Prague Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, Riverside Philharmonic, Delaware Symphony, Lubbock Symphony.
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 and recceived his Masters Degree at the Juilliard.