Robert Umansky

Robert Umansky was born in 1985 in Kharkov, Ukraine, where he studied at the University of Arts under Tatiana Werkina. He completed further studies with Michael Leuschner in Freiburg (piano) and with Tatevik Mokatsian (chamber music), earning the highest marks. He has also participated in masterclasses including the Forum Musiktage in Madrid.

Umansky has won prizes at competitions in Göttingen and Ettlingen, as well as Second Prize at the 2001 International Competition for Young Pianists “in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz” in Kiev. In 2013 he was awarded the prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work at the Fifth Arthur Lepthien Piano Competition in Freiburg.

He has frequently appeared as a soloist with orchestra, performing piano concertos by Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev, and has participated in audio productions, including with the Saarländischer Rundfunk. As a sought-after duo partner, he regularly performs with a number of instrumentalists, and is invited as a pianist to international festivals, competitions, and masterclasses.

Since October 2017, Robert Umansky has served as lecturer in instrumental accompaniment for strings at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden.

CDs released by GENUIN

with Robert Umansky

CD album cover 'Lost in Thought' (GEN 19655) with Annette Unger, Robert Umansky

Lost in Thought

Sonaten und Variationen für Violine und Klavier von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Annette Unger Violin
Robert Umansky Piano

GEN 19655  –  7.6.2019