Roman Zaslavsky


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 calling it "...A touch of dynamite”,”… flamboyant, swashbuckling”, ”… a sensation”. The British 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 “marvelous”, German “Badische Neueste Nachrichten” referred to him as “…a virtuoso keyboard lion”.

Roman Zaslavsky has the reputation of being a musician with a highly intellectual approach and passionate interpretation. His performances on international stages include among many others Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Recital Hall of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Palau de la Musica in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, the Salle Gaveau in Paris and the Tel-Aviv Museum of Arts.

Mr. Zaslavsky’s highlights in 07/08 and 08/09 include, among others, performances of Rachmaninov’s concerto No. 2 with the Budapest Radio Symphony Orchestra under Laszlo Kovacs at the famous festival "Ediecigiornate di Brescia" in Brescia, Itali and in Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova under Michail Jurowski, Beethoven’s concerto No. 5 in Saarbrücken, Germany with the State Symphony Orchestra of Saarland under Constantin Trinks, concerts with the Brussels Philharmonic under Michel Tabachnik, and tours with the Tonkünstler Orchester, Vienna under Michail Jurowski and with the Budapest National Radio Symphony Orchestra under Laszlo Kovacs. He gives solo recitals in Israel and duo recitals with cellist Gavriel Lipkind in Hamburg Musikhalle, Frankfurt’s Hessischer Rundfunk, and on tour in Holland and Japan, where he performed in May 2008 among others in the prestigious Oji Hall in Tokyo.

Mr. Zaslavsky is a top prizewinner of the renowned international piano and chamber music competitions. In the year 2000 he was the only Winner of the "Vendome Prize" International Piano Competition in Cologne and was awarded the prestigious Primer Grand Premio at the "Jose Iturbi" International Piano Competition in Valencia.
Roman Zaslavsky won also the 4th prize at the "Città di Senigallia International Piano Competition" in Italy and the 2nd prize at the "3rd Hamamatsu Academy International Piano Competition” in Japan. Together with Gavriel Lipkind 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.