Vladislav Kovalsky, Pianist, and Executive and Artistic Director of the Monmouth Conservatory of Music in Red Bank, NJ, was born in Khabarovsk in the Far East of Russia. He graduated the famed Rimsky-Korsakov Leningrad State Conservatory of Music, and studied under Nathan Perelman, one of the legendary Russian pianists and pedagogues revered for his musicianship and refined pianism. Kovalsky, a pianist of prodigious musicianship, superb technique, impeccable training and an ideal of music that is both high and profound, is a first-place winner of many international awards.
As a pianist Vladislav Kovalsky is the highest representative currently active in the West of the famed St. Petersburg School of pianism. As a virtuoso capable of mere speed, Kovalsky is second to none. With no visible effort, and with never a harsh sound, Mr. Kovalsky draws from the piano a prodigious wealth of tone and a stunningly varied palette of shadings. His repertoire is wide: from Schubert to Rachmaninoff, from Bach to the moderns. His performance experience as a concert pianist and collaborative artist includes tours of Russia, the United States, Canada, Korea, Japan and all of the European countries.
His collaboration with Russian violinist Mark Lubotsky at Carnegie Hall and an American violinist Christopher Collins Lee brought standing ovations at all performances. In addition to his active performance schedule, Mr. Kovalsky has been honored by Steinway for his professional achievements, including publications and lectures, his service as Executive and Artistic Director of the Monmouth Conservatory, teaching at Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ and his role as a distinguished member of the International Keyboard Festival and Competition Faculty at Mannes College of Music in New York. Mr. Kovalsky is a Steinway Artist.