Pianist Alexander Romanovsky Debuts With Rachmaninoff
New York Philharmonic This Week
Thursday, October 06, 2011
This week’s New York Philharmonic broadcast features pianist Alexander Romanovsky playing Rachmaninoff's signature piece. A familiar face in European concert halls, Romanovsky made his Phil debut at this past summer’s Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival.
Born in the Ukraine in 1984, Romanovsky studied at the Imola Piano Academy in Italy and the Royal College of Music in London. Since 2007 he has released two critically acclaimed CDs on the Decca label of music by Schumann, Brahms and Rachmaninov.
Under the direction of music director Alan Gilbert, the program also includes Tchaikovsky’s last ballet — and holiday staple — The Nutcracker, Act II.
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act II.