GREGORY HAIMOVSKY (b.1926)
PIANIST and WRITER
GRADUATED from three prestigious musical institutions:
Gnessin College, Moscow 1944 (BM); Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow 1950 (MM); Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, Leningrad-St. Petersburg 1960 (Ph.D)
PERFORMED at: GREAT HALL of Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, Russia; CONCERT HALL of Philharmony, Leningrad-St. Petersburg, Russia; HERMITAGE THEATRE, St. Petersburg, Russia; KREMLIN HALL of Rostropovich State Philharmony, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; SALLE GAVEAU, Paris, France; KLEINE ZAAL of Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; BRAHMS-Saal of Musikverein, Vienna
RAKENTI HALL, Tel-Aviv, Israel; JERUSALEM THEATRE, Jerusalem, Israel; EDWARD PICKMAN CONCERT HALL, Toronto, Canada; TOWN HALL, New York, United States of America; ALICE TULLY HALL, New York, United States of America; 92-ST Y, KAUFMANN CONCERT HALL, New York, United States of America; MERKIN HALL, New York, United States of America as well as dozens of additional concert halls in Russia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Turkey, and the United States of America.
PARTICIPATED in concerts of: Academic State Symphony Orchestra of USSR; Lithuania State Chamber Orchestra; Jerusalem Radio Symphony Orchestra; Academic Symphony Orchestra of Nizhny Novgorod.
PLAYED under the baton of: Evgeny Svetlanov, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Alexander Vedernikov, and Alexander Skulsky (Russia); Saulus Sondeckis (Lithuania); Mendy Rodan (Israel); Paul Copolongo (France).
JOINED numerous chamber ensembles. Permanent member of CHAMBER ENSEMBLE of ALL USSR RADIO and TV under Alexander Korneev, Moscow (1968-1972). The ensemble concertized in: Malyi Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory; Concert Hall of Gnessin Institution, Moscow; Hall of the Russian Scientists, Moscow; Concert Hall of All USSR Composers Society, Moscow; “Praga Spring” Festival; Philharmony Concert Halls of Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania; Concert Hall of Nizhny Novgorod State Philharmony.
RECORDED for the following labels: Musical Heritage Society; Helicon; Musicians Showcase Recordings; and Melodia. 60 works for solo piano or with orchestra by: Mozart; Schumann; Brahms; Liszt; Chopin; Debussy; Messiaen; and Kopytman. Chamber music recordings of: Nikolay Sidelnikov; Manuel De Falla; Darious Milhaud; and Olivier Messiaen (7 CDs and 5 LPs).
WROTE and PUBLISHED: 7 books (memoirs, novels, and short stories): In Search of the Isle of Joy; White Buffalo (Russian and English edition); Raphael’s Testament; Violino d’Amore; Dilettante; Olivier Messiaen in My Life. One unpublished book, Olivier Messiaen (1969), in possession of Museum of Nicolai Rubinstein in Moscow. Published numerous articles in magazines, academic journals, newspapers, and special editions of Russian periodicals and academic presses.