Roman Viazovskiy was born in Donetsk (Ukraine) in 1974. He first studied guitar with Viktor Krivenko and Valery Ivko and conducting with Ludmila Popova and Vladimir Viazovskiy in Donetsk. In 1995 he was awarded a scholarship by the President of Ukraine for outstanding artistic achievements. After receiving his diploma, he began postgraduate studies with Prof. Reinbert Evers at the Detmold Academy of Music, Münster Department in 1996. He completed his studies at the University of Music Cologne, Dept. Aachen, with Prof. Tadashi Sasaki.
Roman Viazovskiy’s concert engagements have taken him to almost all European countries, the Middle East, the USA, South America, China, Thailand and Japan. He can be heard regularly at the most important guitar festivals. Among the renowned venues where he has performed as a soloist are the National Philharmonic of the Ukraine in Kiev, the Bunka kaikan Recital Hall in Tokyo, the Salle Claude-Champagne in Montreal and the Concertgebouw in Bruges. In March 2007 he made his debut at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic.
Roman Viazovskiy has received numerous international awards and participated in various radio and TV productions in Ukraine, Germany, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Hungary and Japan. In April 2011 his third CD “Zeitenwanderer” will be released, after having released “Sonatas” (CLCL 102) on gwk-records in 2006 and “Fatum” (CD 21001, Dreier.Gaido) in 2001.
In addition, Roman Viazovskiy is a passionate pedagogue. He can draw on experience from working with pupils of all ages, with young highly talented students at music schools, as well as with professional guitarists and students.
Roman Viazovskiy is a prize winner of numerous national and international competitions, among others:
1993 International Guitar Competition Zori, Poland (1st prize)
1994 International Guitar Competition Tychy, Poland (2nd prize)
1997 International guitar competition of Tredrez-Locquemau, France (2nd prize)
1997 International Guitar Competition Weikersheim, Germany
1997 GWK Music Promotion Prize, Münster, Germany
1998 Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, Germany (1st prize)
1999 42nd Tokyo International Guitar Contest, Japan (1st prize)
2000 Music Promotion Prize Sparkasse Aachen, Germany (1st prize)
2001 34th International Guitar Competition “Michele Pittaluga”, Alessandria, Italy (2nd prize)
2002 18th International Guitar Competition “Andres Segovia”, La Herradura-Almunecar, Spain (2nd prize)
2003 8th International Guitar Competition “Forum Gitarre Wien”, Austria (1st prize)
2003 5th International Guitar Competition Sernancelhe, Portugal (1st prize)
2004 22nd International Guitar Competition “Guitar Foundation of America” Montreal, Canada (2nd prize)