This is Roman's 6th visit to Brunei
Roman Rudnytsky in an intemationally active concert pianist of Ukrainian background whose frequent performances take him all over the world — to every continent and places in-between. He is in fact one of the most travelled of all concert pianists. having played in more countries than almost all others. As of 2003. he has performed in almost 80 countries.
In addition to performances in capital cities and important musical centres. he often plays in places away from the musical mainstream, bringing the world and pleasure of classical music to audiences which seldom experience this type of music in live perfomtance. He has received much acclaim in the world's press and many re-invitations.
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 did additional studies at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland and at master classes in the Mozarteum, Austria and in Italy.
Mr Rudnytsky is a prizewinner in 10 piano competitions, including such prestigious ones as the lntemational Leventritt Competition (New York) and international J.S. Bach Competition (Washington), and, in Italy, the "F.Busoni" and "A.Casagrande" International Piano Competitions. He has made numerous recordings in Poland, Australia and the United States.
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. He gave the British, Latin American and Australian premiere performances of the recently discovered Liszt "Concerto No.3 in E Flat" between l990 and 1993. He also conducts master classes and workshops for local piano students and teachers during the course of his traveIs.The settings for these range from universities to small rural towns and villages.
Since 1984, Roman Rudnytsky has given recitals and conducted master classes in 27 countries through the auspices of the cultural programmes of U.S. Embassies. In January 1955, he served as president of the jury for the first national piano competition held in Guatemala.
Since 1972, Mr.Rudnytsky has been a member of the piano faculty of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University. Ohio. He is a recipient of that institution's "Distinguished Professor Award" in recognition of his concert activities. He previously served on the piano faculties of the Indiana University School of Music and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory in addition to being "Artist-in-Residence" at two Australian universities.