Roman Timofeev has been heard as a featured soloist in various performances venues in Europe and North America since 2004. He has already established a reputation as “a brilliant pianist” and his performances have been described as “vivid, emotional and extremely passionate”, “charged with the Russian expressivity and the shade of French elegancy (Le petit bleu, Brittany press, France)”.
While studying at The Moscow State Conservatory, where he was in the class of outstanding world-recognized pianists Naum Starkman and Ruvim Ostrovsky, Roman was already awarded the Grand Prix in the Vorzel International Competition of Pianists. In 2010, he participated in the prestigious competition Concours musical de France (Paris) where he won the First Prize.
Roman’s chamber music collaborations include those with the Symphony Orchestras of the cities of Ploiesti and Bacau (Rumania). In 2007–2013 Roman collaborated with an honoured cellist of the Bolshoi Theatre Alla Marasanova-Stein, with whom he performed more than 30 concerts. Some of the concerts also included performances with opera singers of the Bolshoi Theatre Nina Terenteva and Elena Novak.
In 2014 Roman moved to Canada. In 2018-2019, he performed several recitals in Montreal, Ottawa, and Paris (France) that consisted of his unique program featuring Chopin’s 4 Ballads and 24 Etudes. Roman is currently living in Montreal where he combines his life as an artist and pianist with piano teaching.