Anthony Romaniuk, fortepiano

Sun

10/21/2012

4:00pm

Classical

Anthony Romaniuk, fortepiano

Westfield International Fortepiano Prizewinner's Tour

  • $30 Assigned Rows 1-2
  • $20 Assigned Rows 3-5
  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 Student
  • Anthony Romaniuk, fortepiano

Event Details

Anthony Romaniuk appears at KCH as part of his solo tour as first prize winner of the Westfield International Fortepiano competition in New York. Romaniuk is well on the way to establishing himself as a leading figure of the new generation of historically-informed musicians. Currently residing in Brussels, he is busy throughout Europe, the United States and his native Australia as a pianist (on both modern and pre-modern instruments), harpsichordist and continuo player.

Program

 

Mozart - Fantasie in c minor, K. 475
Beethoven - Sonata in D Major (Pastorale), Op. 28
Mozart - Rondo in a minor, K. 511
Beethoven - Variations/Fugue in Eb Major (Eroica), Op. 35

Anthony Romaniuk

In August 2011, Mr. Romaniuk was awarded first prize at the inaugural Westfield International Fortepiano competition in Ithaca, N.Y. and in 2010 was made a laureate of International Musica Antiqua Fortepiano competition in Brugge.In the 2012-13 season he will undertake a solo tour of the U.S.A., as part of the prize from the Westfield competition.

Mr. Romaniuk recently completed a Master’s degree at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam in the class of Richard Egarr. He also holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music (2003 – modern piano) and the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag (2009 – harpsichord and fortepiano).Mr. Romaniuk is currently studying privately in Vienna with Sally Sargent and in the past he has worked closely with Jacques Ogg, Daniel Epstein, Bart Van Oort and Patrick Ayrton.

Born in Brisbane into a large and musical family, Mr. Romaniuk began his piano studies with Joyce Bennett before moving to New York at age 18. During his six year tenure in that city, he freelanced in the new music scene as well as artistically directing two concert series. From 2001 to 2005 Mr. Romaniuk was the music director of Advent Lutheran Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

In 2007 he made his debut as a recording artist with two discs released on Melba Recordings: Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’ with international star tenor Steve Davislim and chamber music by Ravel with the precocious violinist Kristian Winther.

During his studies, Mr. Romaniuk received funding from the President’s Fund atManhattan School of Music and the Youth Music Foundation of Australia.

As a continuo player he has appeared with, among others, Vox Luminis and Les Muffatti, as well as being the official accompanist at the Premio Bonporti (2010; Rovereto, Italy – chaired by Enrico Gatti) and the Internationaler Solistenwettbewerb (2010; Schärding, Austria – chaired by Ton Koopman).