Pianist launches kids' concert series Sunday
Published 3:47 pm, Thursday, September 18, 2014
An award-winning Israeli pianist will kick off Music for Youth's 2014-15 concert series with a performance Sunday afternoon, Sept. 20, at the Pequot Library.
Roman Rabinovich will perform at 2 p.m. in a 50-minute concert that sponsors said would be suitable for children 5 to 18. The concert is free for children and for adults accompanying children.
Winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, the 29-year-old Rabinovich is on a U.S. tour with Israel's Haifa Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Uzbekistan, he emigrated to Israel with his parents as a young boy and began piano studies at age 6. At 10, Rabinovich made his first appearance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Zubin Mehta.
Rabinovich has appeared in solo recitals and orchestras throughout Israel, Europe and the United States, according to his website. His awards include the 2006 Vendome Virtuosi Prize in competition in New York and first prize in the 2007 Animato Piano Competition in Paris.
Music for Youth sponsors a series of children's concerts throughout the year. It says its mission is to foster the love and knowledge of live music in young people. Tickets and registration are not required for concerts.