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is an American concert pianist of Ukrainian background who has
performed around the world for many years. A graduate of the Juilliard
School in New York, he has (as of the end of 2017) played concerts in
Mr. Rudnytsky is prizewinner of ten national
and international competitions, including being a second-prize winner
in 1965 in the International Leventritt Competition in New York---the
most prestigious competition for pianists and violinists in the USA at
that time. He has played many concerts and conducted many masterclasses
since 1984 through US Embassies in over 35 countries---with repeat
visits to many. He has been soloist with many
orchestras around the
world---playing with them over 45 different works for piano and
orchestra. He gave the British, Latin American, and Australian premiere
performances in the early 1990's of the then-newly-discovered (1989)
Liszt Concerto No.3 in E Flat. He has also played recitals on about 65
cruises of P&O and Cunard ships.
His most recent concerts
(2017) took place in Britain, the Pacific islands of Saipan and Guam,
Alaska and other places in the USA, Australia (20th tour--21 concerts),
and on five cruises of Cunard ships---all three of them. In February
2018, he performed again on Saipan and also on the island of Majuro
Mr. Rudnytsky fulfilled his 13th tour in New
Zealand in March, playing five recitals. In May, he will make his ninth
tour in Chile and in the fall of the year will play in Britain and on several
cruises of Cunard's Queen Mary 2.
In addition to his
concertizing, Mr. Rudnytsky is currently "Professor Emeritus" of
Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music in
where he served on the piano and music faculty for thirty-nine years.
He previously had been a member of the piano faculty of both the
Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana and
Artist-in-Residence for a year at the University of Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music. He served twice as Artist-in-Residence
in Australia at the University of Melbourne Faculty of Music, and once
again in this capacity at the University of Wollongong School of
Creative Arts and yet again in Canada, at Queens University in
We are pleased to welcome Roman Rudnytsky to his first appearance in the Historical Piano Series.
On his Facebook page you'll find more of this kind of "formal" information, but if you'll click on Posts, here or in the left column of the Facebook page, you'll gain a far more personal sense of the artist.