Roman Zaslavsky - Piano
Russian born Israeli pianist Roman Zaslavsky is recognized by international audiences, critics and colleagues alike as one of the next generation's foremost emerging artists. The Scottish "Herald" was impressed by his performance alling it "...A touch of dynamite", "...flamboyant, swashbuckling", "...A sensation". The Britsh press praised him in "Strad" magazine, saying that Mr. Zaslavsky is "... a pianist with exceptional virtuosity", the Canadian "Toronto Star" wrote that his performance was "marvellous", German "Badische Neueste Nachrichten" referred to him as "...a virtuoso keyboard lion".
Roman Zaslavsky gained an international recognition after winning the "Primer Gran Premio" at the "Jose Iturbi" International Piano Competition in Valencia, Spain.
Roman Zaslavsky is also a top prizewinner of some other renowned international piano and chamber music competitions such as the "Vendome Prize" International Piano Competition in Cologne (the only Winner) and the "3rd Hamamatsu Academy International Piano Competition" in Japan (Second Prize). Together with Gavriel Lipking he was awarded the 3rd prize and the Special Prize for the best Interpretation of a Brahms Sonata at the "Trio di Trieste" International Chamber Music Competition and the 3rd prize at the "V. Gui" International Chamber Music Competition in Italy.
A steadily growing international career led him to the famous concert halls in Israel, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, Columbia, Mexico an Brazil. He has appeared in acclaimed concert series with the different orchestras collaborating with Michail Jurowsky, Lászlo Kovács, Constantin Trinks and Ligia Amadio as well as with solo recitals on major international stages such as the Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, the Recital Hall of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw the Palau de la Música in Valencia and the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Oji Hall in Toky the Kitara Hall in Sapporo, the Teatro do Sesi in Porto Alegre and Sala Sao Paolo in Sao Paolo Brazil, the Tel-Aviv Museum of Arts and the Jerusalem Theatre.
In July 2012 Roman Zaslavsky's Blu-Ray Audio "Ingenious Opposites Vol.1" was released with EuroArts Music International presenting works by Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt, which show the oppositeness of these two composers. In April 2013 "Ingenious Opposites Vol.1" received the international Pizzicato Supersonic Award. The sequel "Ingenious Opposites Vol.2", a filmed studio recital was released with EuroArts Music International in November 2013 on Blu-Ray Audio and Video.
In January 2015 audiences celebrated his piano recitals with the Program "Ingenious Opposites" on a German recital tour to Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Philharmonie am Gasteig in Munich and Philharmonie Berlin. At the opening concert of the new Mehr! Theater in Hamburg, he performed Tchaikovsky's piano concerto no.1 with the London Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda.
Roman Zaslavsky is an assistant professor at the Music Academy in Karlsruhe, Germany.