Concertgebouw recital review

The journalist Wenneke Savenije of "Die Nieuwe Muze" shares her impressions after the Alexander Romanovsky Concertgebouw recital:

"...And so he went on, in a fantastic variety of extremely fast and moderate tempos, without being disturbed by the specific technical problems of each Etude separately. Heroic passages alternated with disarmingly tender lyricism. Because of his holistic approach to the score, Romanovsky put all the notes together in a coherent, free and forward movement, as natural as the seamlessly expanding and shrinking flight pattern of a flock of starlings. As a courtly knight, he went in a horizontal and vertical direction searching for the holy grail, concentrating not on instrumental perfection, but on the magical essence. Obviously extremely well prepared, Romanovsky let himself be carried away by the music as a born romantic, and he in turn thrilled the audience..." Read more

photo by: Annemiek Kool

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Alexander Romanovsky returnes at the Concertgebouw with a monumental recital

Alexander Romanovsky returns to the Grote Saal of the Concergebouw with a programme that would intimidate most pianists: the monumental Sonata in B Minor by Liszt and the complete etudes, opus 10 and opus 25, by Chopin.

Before the performance,  Marco Riaskoff, the legendary founder and promoter of the Meisterpianisten series commnted: "More then twenty years ago Chopin's complete Etudes op.10 and op.25 wereplayred during one single evening in the Meisterpianisten series. Ever since no other pianist has dared to do this! Great admiration for Alexander Romanovsky for accepting this enormous challenge".

Standing ovations after the first half of the concert decreted the extraordianry success of the evening. The sold out hall was hypnotised in a rare occasion to listen uninterrupted to the 24 Chopin Etudes, followed by the great B minor Sonata by Liszt, to whom Chopin dedicated his Etudes op.10.

photo by: Annemiek Kool

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Unusual setting for a memorable concert

The August had seen Alexander Romanovsky giving master classes throughout Italy and giving concerts to the delight of young pianists and local audiences. The very last recital feauturing the immense Liszt Sonata in B minor and Chopin Etudes op. 25 was held at the Museum of the Natural History of Mediterranean in Livorno. The huge installations of a scheleton of a blue whale and other marine inhabitants sovrasted the audience adding a touch of extravagance to the the recital setting, while the final standing ovations confirmed that this concert will be remembered. 

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Charity action for UGI Onlus

Alexander Romanovsky decided to give the first 500 copies of #CHILDHOODMEMORIES to a charity cause. Help Alexander to collect as much funds as possible! Donate at least 20 euro to Ugi Onlus (Union of Italian Parents of children with leukemia) on www.ugi-torino.it and send the proof of your donation (screenshot or any other) to reteugi@ugi-torino.it with your home address and you will receive one of 500 numbered copies of #CHILDHOODMEMORIES with special wishes from Alexander!

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Childhood memories is out!

The new album Childhood memories is available. The main piece of the recording is the suite for piano which gives the name to the disc. Composed by the contemporary Alexey Shor, it is a collection of 14 littles pieces which remind us feelings, sensations and moments of our childhood. Alexander matches them with a selection of musical memories from his childhood, real pearls of music, such as Scriabin's Etude op.8 no.12 or Bach's Badinerie. Download the album on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify. 

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Alexander launches his Laboratorio

Alexander Romanovsky has inaugurated his teaching course. Visit the website to discover more about it. 

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A.Romanovsky dedicates his tour in Japan to Yoko Ceschina

"Last weekend, my friend and a very special person, Yoko Nagae Ceschina, has gone. She was one of the greatest philanthropists of our time in true sense of this word, because she supported theaters and orchestras around the world and the only thing she was expecting in return was to hear good music. She had always been faithful to herself and went where her heart led her.
Full of gratitude I want to dedicate all my four concerts I am going to play in Japan, the country which gave birth to her, which she was proud of and loved so deeply."     

Alexander Romanovsky

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Photos from Aram Khachaturian International Festival

A concert dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Valdimir Spivakov, the world-renowned conductor and violinist, one of the most beloved musicians among the Armenian audience took place within the framework of the 2nd Aram Khachaturian International Festival on October 19 in Yerevan.

Alexander Romanovsky accompanied by the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia and the great young conductor Sergey Smbatyan presented the Piano Concerto by Khachaturian. 

Alexander Romanovsky is very proud his first performance of the Concerto took place at the Aram Khachaturian International Festival. Check the photos here!

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Alexander Romanovsky in Rachmaninov PC2

Alexander Romanovsky and Dietrich Paredes will meet again in August in Cortona performing together the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2.

 

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Recital at Menuhin Festival Gstaad

On July 28 Alexander will make debut at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad! Don't miss this special concert!

 

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Concert with the great Christine Walevska

Arhur Rubinstein said of her: "Christine Walevska has the most sensuous tone I have ever heard on the cello… She is the only cellist, who takes my breath away…"

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Alexander Romanovsky in Colmar

Alexander performed a great concert in Colmar with the National Philharmonic of Russia and Vladimir Spivakov. Check the photos!

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Listen to Alexander Romanovsky on BBC Radio 3

Next Friday, July 11th, at 01:30 am CET, listen to a live recording of Alexander Romanovsky's recital. 

Programme: Rameau, Brahms & Chopin

 

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Alexander Romanovsky steps in for Yuja Wang at Istanbul Music Festival

Pianist Alexander Romanovsky will be the featured soloist for the 42nd Istanbul Music Festival’s closing night concert.  He replaces Yuja Wang who withdrew on medical advice due to an injury to her ribs. 

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Oleg Jankowski «Creative Discovery» Award

Alexander Romanovsky received Oleg Jankowski «Creative Discovery» Award in Moscow for significant musical achievements!
Congratulations!

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EUYO concert marks the inauguration of Pjazza Teatru Rjal | TVM News

Under the baton of conductor Krzysztof Urbanski, yesterday the EUYO performed Maurice Ravel’s Boléro, Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Alexander Romanovsky.

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