"...Zaitsev is a splendid pianist and his New York debut
was triumphant. Mr. Zaitsev's interpretations are meticulously
planned, then brilliantly executed. He possesses a technique of
startling virtuosity - surging, passionate and muscular...'' THE NEW YORK TIMES "The playing was truly brilliant, leaving the
audience quite breathless but the hall charged with well earned applause."
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, Hong Kong "...A vigorously exciting display of virtuoso skill and
expression...wonderful and passionate exuberance...Zaitsev left his listeners
in just the right state of mind; nearly satiated, but still hungering for
more." THE WHIG STANDARD, Kingston, Canada "A complete musician and extraordinary performer"
CITTADINO DELLA DOMENICA, Milan,
Italy "A pianist to be remembered... Vladimir Zaitsev
relates to a grand tradition of piano playing, the Romantic period of
intensely sustained eloquence, of dramatic power, of lyricism and rhythmic
THE ELLSWORTH AMERICAN, Maine
"Reception was simply breathtaking, with
standing room only and total unity of performers with the audience...
Incredible!" - 7 DAYS UKRAINE _______________________________________________________________________________________________
A native of Kiev, UKRAINE Vladimir Zaitsev studied piano with Irina
Ocheretianaya at Zhitomir Musical College and privately, with profesor
Tatiana Kravchenko of Kiev Conservatory and Boris Behterev of Moscow
Conservatory. Upon immigrating to the US he graduated from Mannes
College of Music in NYC as student of Nadia Reisenberg, also continuing
his private studies with Alexander Edelman, himself a student of Felix
Blumenfeld, Vladimir Horowitz’s teacher. Vladimir also studied in Rome
with Guido Agosti, one of the last students of Ferrucio Busoni.
Vladimir Zaitsev made his Carnegie Hall debut
with International Symphony as a soloist in Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto
His solo debut at N. Y. Town Hall Select Debut Series was hailed "triumphant" by the New York Times.
After becoming a finalist in F. Busoni International
Competition in Bolzano, Italy, Vladimir performed throughout Italy, Canada and
He was a guest on Robert Scherman’s “Listening Room” of WQXR
N. Y. Times Radio and performed at Bar Harbor Music Festival in
Main for six consecutive seasons.
His performances were broadcast by Main and Louisiana Public
Vladimir has established
himself as a sought after guest entertainer with various cruise lines:
Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, Crystal, Seabourn, Silversea and
Cunard cruise lines in Scandinavia, Russia, Iceland, Far East,
Mediterranean, Africa, South and Central America.
Recently he was a soloist with Garden State Symphony of NJ under the direction of
maestro Anthony LaGruth and with Ternopil Symphony Orchestra under maestro
Miroslav Kril as part of XIV Jazz Bez International
Festival in Ukraine. On March 20, 2016 he returned by popular demand to Bickford Theater in
Morristown, NJ to perform Mozart, Piano Concerto #12 and Gershwin, Piano
Concerto in F with members of Garden State Philharmonic. AWARDS:
Julius Katchen Memorial Award in Frina Awerbuch International Piano Competition
First Prize in the Five
Towns Music and Arts Foundation Piano Competition
First Prize in the
Liederkranz Foundation Piano Competition
One of the top prizes in NY
F. Busoni Society of New York Performance Award: recital at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall
Distinguished Artist Award of Artists International
Artists International Chamber Music Award, as part of
piano duo with his wife Nadia.
"AMERICAN RHAPSODY" project
2014 - 2016 performances with Garden State Philharmonic, N. J. and Ternopil Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukraine
is Vladimir's trademark concept of an eclectic piano show: a kaleidoscope of styles, genres, personal stories and musical anecdotes, comprised with music of baroque master D. Scarlatti, romantic giant S. Rachmaninoff, F. Busoni's virtuosic Carmen Fantasy, jazz arrangements of Ukrainian folk songs, West Side Story Medley, variations on Scott Joplin rag-times, Beatles Tribute in classical style and selection of Gershwin favorites, presented in tongue-in-cheek style, reminiscent of Victor Borge VIDEO>>>>>>>>>>