Anthony Romaniuk
Keyboards

06.09.2021 – 20:30
Palazzo Sangiovanni
Alessano (LECCE)

BELLS

On the piano:

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

Mikrokosmos, Sz. 107: Vol. V/138: Bagpipe Music

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Adagio in B Minor, KV 540

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Six Bagatelles, Op. 126: IV. Presto

On the harpsichord:

William Byrd (1540-1623)

The Bells, T. 442

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

English Suite in D Minor, BWV 811: Gavotte

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode: VII. Musette en rondeau (With Improvised Prelude)

Anthony Romaniuk(1982-)

Kora (Improvisation)

On the Fender Rhodes:

Chick Corea (1941-2021)

Children’s Song No.1

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

English Suite in A minor, BWV 807: I. Prelude

Anonymous

Het Gruuthuse-Handschrift II: CVIII. Orlof Vrauwe, Ende Ic Moet Gaen

On the piano:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

English Suite in A Minor, BWV 807: I. Prelude

Federico Mompou (1893-1987)

Musica Callada, Book II: XIII. Tranquillo

György Ligeti (1923-2006)

Musica Ricercata: VII. Cantabile, molto legato

George Crumb (1929-)

Makrokosmos, Vol. II: IV. Twin Suns

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major, Op. 87 (With Improvised Prelude)

Anthony Romaniuk

Keyboardist Anthony Romaniuk’s singular artistic voice stems from his relentless exploration of a vast range of musical styles.
A natural musical polyglot, his classical training is complemented by his improvising prowess, allowing him to traverse the borders between genres.
Jazz-obsessed in his youth in Australia, he studied classical piano in New York (Manhattan School of Music), spent several years specialising in early music (harpsichord and fortepiano in the Netherlands) and, post-studies, has continued his development across the realms of improvisation, Indy rock and ambient/electronic music.
As a classical recitalist, his repertoire includes music from Byrd to Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Brahms (often on historical instruments), to Ligeti, Crumb and contemporary music. He works regularly with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen and is also a core member of Vox Luminis. Other noteworthy collaborations include working with cellists Peter Wispelwey and Nadège Rochat, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Danish rock group Efterklang.
He has played at many important concert venues in Europe, including Wigmore Hall (London), Salle Gaveau (Paris), Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berliner Konzerthaus, Bozar (Brussels) and at the Menuhin Festival (Gstaad), as well as frequent engagements in the US and Australia.
His debut solo recording “Bells”, released on Alpha Classics in 2020, showcases his approach to combining repertoire and improvisation, employing the timbres of four keyboard instruments, consciously pushing the boundaries of classical orthodoxy.