Praised by The New York Times for his “uncommon sensitivity and feeling”, the eloquent young pianist Roman Rabinovich was top prizewinner of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Israel in 2008, He made his Israel Philharmonic debut under Zubin Mehta at the age of 10, and has since appeared as a soloist throughout Europe and the United States, and has performed in the world’s most prestigious venues, including London’s Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and the Terrace Theater of Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
Dubbed “a true polymath, in the Renaissance sense of the word” (Seen & Heard International, 2016), Rabinovich is also a composer and visual artist, who regularly enhances his performances and CDs with his own artwork. His repertoire spans the complete canon of western music, from Couperin to Boulez. He has earned critical praise for his explorations of the piano music of Haydn, having presented among others a 10-recital, 42-sonata series at the Bath festival, a 25 -sonatas cycle in 5 days at the Lammermuir Festival and a complete sonata cycle in Tel Aviv. He is currently undertaking a recording project of the complete sonatas for First Hand Records, the with the second volume released in July 2021.
Born in Tashkent, Roman Rabinovich immigrated to Israel with his family in 1994 where he began his studies with Irena Vishnevitsky and Arie Vardi; he went on to graduate from the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of Seymour Lipkin, and earned his Master’s Degree at the Juilliard School where he studied with Robert McDonald.