Alexander Romanovsky was born in 1984 in Ukraine. Already by the age of eleven he had appeared several times with Moscow Virtuosi under Vladimir Spivakov in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States and in France.
At the age of thirteen, he moved to Italy, where he entered the Accademia pianistica di Imola, class of Leonid Margarius, a pupil of Regina Horowitz. He graduated from the Accademia in 2007 with a master’s degree.
In 2008 Alexander Romanovsky received his “Artist’s Diploma” on completing his studies at the Royal College of Music in London (class of Dmitri Alexeev). In 1999 he was awarded the title of Honorary Academician of the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna for his performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Previously only Mozart and Rossini had received this title at the age of fifteen. In 2001, at the age of seventeen, he drew international attention with his victory at the prestigious Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano. Subsequent years have seen numerous concerts at venues in countries throughout Europe as well as Japan, Hong Kong and the USA.
In 2007 Alexander Romanovsky was invited to perform a Mozart concerto before Pope Benedict XVI. The same year he signed a contract with the recording company Decca, which produced his first CD of works by Schumann and Brahms, and in 2009 the pianist’s new album was released, dedicated exclusively to Rakhmaninov. Anthony Tommasini from the New York Times has defined it as a remarkable achievement.
This season Alexander's engagements include appearances as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Christopher Warren-Green, with the Russian National Orchestra and Mikhail Pletnev and the debut with the English Chamber Orchestra and Paul Watkins. He gives recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Busoni (Italy), Como (Italy), Colmar (France) and East Neuk (Scotland) Festivals and in Palermo and Bologna. Future plans include appearances as soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker and the National Philharmonic of Russia.
Alexander Romanovsky would like to express his thanks to Mrs Yoko Nagae Ceschina for her support.