Pianist Roman Rabinovich – balance of mind, hands, and heart

There is darkness, and then the evocative, abstract sound of a narrative piano and cello piece setting the tone and interacting with the screen’s wide-angle focus on New York City by night. The camera zooms in on a young painter, wrestling with artistic perfection in differently crafted self-portraits. Reality, vision, and self-doubt infuse the main character’s struggle in the short film, presenting pianist and painter Roman Rabinovich haunted by his art. While the film,...
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Making of a Modern Musician

In her lecture at the Golandsky Institute’s Summer Symposium at Princeton University, Director of Yamaha Artist Services, Bonnie Barrett gave some great career advice for musicians, clearly inviting them to “think out of the box.” Photo: Bonnie Barrett at Princeton’s Golandsky Summer Symposium July, 2014. “Due to the shrinking market for traditional classical music, its “graying” audience and overall lack of funding for costly productions, the generation of the great impresarios and dedicated press...
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LePoisson Rouge in Collaboration with GetClassical presents Elisha Abas

AT LePoissonRouge June 19th, 2013 at 6.30 pm          LePoisson Rouge in Collaboration with                                GetClassical  presents                                Pianist Elisha Abas Elisha Abas is a great-great grandson of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin and the last protégé of legendary pianist Arthur Rubinstein.Star-pupil of Israel’s eminent pedagogue Pnina Salzman, Abas personifies the strong willed and highly expressive character –in addition to the prodigal talent – central to the makeup of a true virtuoso. Called “one of the most refined...
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GetClassical's Salon event at the Rose Bar on the Harper's Bazaar Hot List – Classical is getting hot!

Harper’s Bazaar Hot List …music has long been trickling out of traditional concert halls and into cooler, more contemporary watering holes. Hosted by the music blog Get Classical at the Gramercy Park Hotel, this concert series hits a sweet spot in the art-filled Rose Bar with a feel that’s downtown Manhattan by way of 19th century Paris salon. This time around, the series features Israeli pianist Elisha Abas as the main act on June...
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