Internationally renowned pianist and virtuoso Roman Rudnytsky returns to the Cathedral having played here during the summer recital series of 2014
Roman Rudnytsky in an internationally active concert pianist of Ukrainian background whose frequent performances take him all over the world.
Born in New York into a prominent Ukrainian musical family, he began the study of piano at age 4 and gave his first full recital at age 7. He is a graduate of the famous Juilliard School in New York and also did additional studies at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland and at masterclasses in Austria (the "Mozarteum") and Italy.
Mr. Rudnytsky is a prizewinner in 10 piano competitions, including such prestigious ones as the International Leventritt Competition (New York) and International J.S. Bach Competition (Washington) and, in Italy, the "F.Busoni" and "A. Casagrande" International Piano Competitions.
In addition to his many recitals, Mr. Rudnytsky has also appeared as a soloist with many orchestras around the world. To date, he has played over 45 different works for piano and orchestra with them. A great honor indeed, he gave the British, Latin American and Australian premiere performances of the recently-discovered Liszt "Concerto No. 3 in E Flat" between 1990 and 1993.
Mr. Rudnytsky is now "Professor Emeritus" of Youngstown State University (Dana School of Music), where he was on the piano and music faculty snce 1972. He previously served on the piano faculties of the Indiana University School of Music (Bloomington, Indiana) and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory, in addition to being "Artist-in-Residence" at two Australian universities.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Sonata in C minor, op. 13 ("Pathetique")
Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) From Holberg's Time, op. 40
Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) Almeria (from Iberia)
Mily Balakirev (1837-1910) Islamey (Fantasie Orientale)
The Wednesday lunchtime recitals are free of charge, but donations are invited so that the concert series can continue into the future.
This performance is sponsored by Advanced Security Consulting.
Find out more about our Wednesday summer lunchtime recital series, which runs from 20th July to 7th September.