Dr. Rudy Rozanski
Dr. Rudy Rozanski has performed solo and chamber music concerts in Canada and the United States. He has been the concerto soloist with conductors such as Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Bruce Dunn and David Hoyt. His broadcast performances include Tchaikovsky's Concerto in Bb, Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto, and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. He has also released a CD of piano miniatures entitled Reflections of Childhood. Rozanski was the first artist to receive a Doctorate of Music (Piano) from a Canadian University. His teachers included Gyorgy Sebok, Menahem Pressler, Harold Zabrack, John Perry, Robert Silverman and Henry Waack. He also worked with George Crumb, Toru Takemitsu, Elly Ameling, Maureen Forester, Daniel Pollak, Judith Forst and Janos Starker. In the course of his studies he received numerous awards, including several Banff Centre Scholarships and Killam Predoctoral scholarships. Rudy Mark Rozanski is also a composer and arranger of acoustic and electronic music. His work in video and short film includes the films Belated and The Golden Smile, the environmental documentary Estuaries of the Georgia Strait, and the historical program Tsitslatsa. Rozanski's music also provides the underscoring to the Touch the Sky Project. Rudy Rozanski is currently a piano and theory instructor at Capilano University and Director of Examinations for the British Columbia Conservatory of Music. He adjudicates throughout Canada and continues to give piano master classes and composition workshops.