Piano Recital with Roman Zaslavsky
Time & Location
About the Event
"THE BLOSSOM OF THE ROMANTICISM"
Piano Recital with Roman Zaslavsky
The internationally recognised pianist Roman Zaslavsky, who released a new recording for DECCA Classics in 2020, will be in Cyprus, only for one concert in Paphos, under the concert series of ‘Technopolis 20 Classics’. The concert will take place at Markideio Theatre, on Sunday, 14th of November 2021, at 6pm.
Russian born Israeli pianist Roman Zaslavsky gained an international reputation after winning the Primer Gran Premio at the renowned “José Iturbi” International Piano Competition in Valencia, Spain. Since then, he performs regularly at the major concert stages around the globe. His tours took him to almost all European countries as well as to Israel, Japan, Columbia, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. In the past few years, the pianist has given performances also in Asia during his extensive tours in Taiwan and China appearing among others at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, at the Beijing Concert Hall, at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center etc. Zaslavsky is also a top prize-winner of some other renowned international piano 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). His new recording for DECCA Classics dedicated to works of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms has been released in 2020.
Roman Zaslavsky will present the following programme:
• Symphonic Etudes op. 13: Arabeske op. 18 by Robert Schumann
• Tree Intermezzi op.117 by Johannes Brahms
• Sonetto 104 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
• "Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia Quasi Sonata" by Franz Liszt
ONLY with presales. Limited numbered seats available. Tickets available:
- Technopolis 20 art centre. Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm
- Online banking (email us at email@example.com for details)
The production takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, in order to ensure your health and safety.
Supporter: Municipality of Paphos
Hospitality Sponsor: Annabelle Hotel
Sponsor: Vouni Panayia Winery
AFTER CONCERT DRINKS & FOOD AT TECHNOPOLIS 20 VENUE
Join us for after concert drinks at Technopolis 20 garden, for socializing and meeting with the pianist. Drinks and food will be available. Limited seats are available. ONLY with reservations at 70002420.
A full biography of the artist
“Close your eyes, the piano is there” ~ Pizzicato, Luxemburg
“…a memorable performance of the excellent Russian-Israeli pianist Roman Zaslavsky…interpreted in the best tradition of Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Giles” ~ AN Bariloche, Argentina
Russian born Israeli pianist Roman Zaslavsky gained an international recognition after winning the Primer Gran Premio at the renowned “José Iturbi” International Piano Competition in Valencia, Spain. Since then, he performs regularly at the major concert stages around the globe. His tours took him to almost all European countries as well as to Israel, Japan, Columbia, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. In the past few years, the pianist has given performances also in Asia during his extensive tours in Taiwan and China appearing among others at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, at the Beijing Concert Hall, at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center etc.
Roman Zaslavsky is also a top prize-winner of some other renowned international piano 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).
Having left St. Petersburg and Russia in 1991 Roman Zaslavsky emigrated to Israel, then moved to Germany. Here he made his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra under the button of Gianandrea Noseda performing then regularly with acclaimed international orchestras in Spain, Italy, Germany, South America in collaboration with Michail Jurowski, Lászlo Kovács, Constantin Trinks, Ligia Amadio and Ruben Gazarian.
In 2017 Roman Zaslavsky was appointed Professor for Piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
Roman Zaslavsky’s concert appearances in such concert halls as the Berliner Philharmonie, the Philharmonie am Gasteig in Munich, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Palau de la Música in Valencia, the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Oji Hall in Tokyo, the Kitara Hall in Sapporo, the Sala Cecilia Meireles in Rio de Janeiro, the Sala Sao Paolo in Sao Paolo and the Jerusalem Theatre are recognized by international audiences and critics alike.
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 “marvellous”, German “Badische Neueste Nachrichten” referred to him as “… a virtuoso keyboard lion”.
Zaslavsky’s discography contains several releases with EuroArts Music International: in 2012 the first Blu-Ray Audio release “Ingenious Opposites Vol.1” featuring works of Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt received the international Pizzicato Supersonic Award (2013). The sequel “Ingenious Opposites Vol.2”, released in November 2013 on Blu-Ray Audio highly acclaimed by the “Pizzicato International Journal for Classical Music”. Zaslavsky’s release of the filmed studio solo recital with works of Sergei Rachmaninov and Sergei Prokofiev was published on DVD in 2016 and his live recorded piano recital with works of Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt was released on DVD in 2017.
Roman Zaslavsky’s new recording for DECCA Classics dedicated to works of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms has been released in 2020.
Technopolis 20 Classics
The last two years, ‘Technopolis 20’ has been organising ‘Technopolis 20 Classics’, a high-quality classical music concerts series, hosting world-famous musicians from abroad and supporting local musicians. The new season will begin with the world-famous pianist Konstantin Lifschitz, on Sunday, 19th of September.
All of the concerts are taking place in Paphos, supporting the main target of this project, that is to enhance the artistic scene of our city. Important moments of the project that took place at the venue of Technopolis 20, was the concert of the famous clarinettist Dimitri Ashkenazy with four soloists of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, the discussion event with the prominent German organist and improviser, Vice Dean and Professor for Organ and Improvisation at Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Hannfried Lucke, and one of the rare appearances of the internationally renowned flutist Peter-Lukas Graf. After the COVID-19 appeared in our lives, and due to the restrictions, concerts moved to Markideio Theatre with a series of events that supported local musicians.
Technopolis 20 Classics is having an important number of concerts for 2021-2022, including: Piano and Violin Concert with Victoria and Eleni Mavromoustaki (December 2021), Accordion Classical concert with Viviane Chassot (December 2021), Clarinet and Piano Concert with Dimitri Ashkenazy and Bernd Glemser (February 2022), Piano Concert with Vitaly Starikov (March 2022), Piano Trio with Fedor Rudin (May 2022), three days outdoor music festival in Tala Amphitheatre, that will include a cello solo concert with Amit Peled, a Recorder and Lute concert with Maurice Steger and Daniele Caminiti and more.
Against the challenges of this period, the Paphos-based Cultural Organisation ‘Technopolis 20’ aims to continue to support the arts and the artists, by giving them the opportunity to showcase their talent and work, and at the same time to contribute to the development of the cultural life, by offering high level experiences to the public, with the support of course of private sponsorship.