Albert Roman was born in St. Moritz, Switzerland. His family loved music and
fostered his early fascination for the cello.
Initial studies with Paul Szabó at the Basel Academy of Music were followed
by five years of postgraduate studies in Paris and Geneva with André Navarra
and Pierre Fournier. He collaborated with Mstislav Rostropovich to perfect
his solo performance .
Two first prizes in international music competitions marked the beginning of
a busy career, in the course of which Albert Roman has performed in concerts
and at music festivals in Europe, Asia, and North America. His repertoire as
a soloist includes more than 100 concertos, ranging from the baroque period
to the 21th century. He has given the first performance of a number of
important cello works, and has recorded Swiss composer Rudolf Moser's 2nd
cello concerto with the English Chamber Orchestra, and a CD together with the
well-known Italian pianist Bruno Canino "Miniaturen", as well as
the Six Suites for Solo Cello by J. S. Bach. In 2002, he was invited by
Pierre Boulez to perform his works under his batom.
He is particularly interested in music education. Every summer in july, he
holds a chamber music workshop for cellists in Switzerland.
He is regularly teaching at the music conservatories of Beijing, Schanghai
and Wuhan. For his efforts and accomplishments in promoting musically
talented young people in China, he was given the "Friendship Award
1999" of the People's Republic of China.
Albert Roman is the Artistic Director of the "Chesa da Cultura" on
the lake of St. Moritz, a cultural centre where artists from all over the
world can live and work in a idyllic setting. www.albertroman.ch