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Gregory Taboloff

Taboloff has won numerous awards and accolades since he started performing at the age of 15. He represented the USA in two renowned competitions: The Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow, and the Queen Elisabeth competition in Brussels. Upon his return, he gave a command performance for England's Prime Minister Edward Heath at the Blackhawk Country Club in Northern California. He also played for lifetime honorees Richard Dreyfuss and movie producer Saul Zaentz at the 2010 13th annual California Independent Film Festival gala, rendering music from time-honored films "Amadeus" and "The Competition."

Taboloff has made many concert appearances as solo artist and as guest artist with full orchestra. He is an energetic world-class performer who dazzles audiences with astonishing emotion. In 1990, he performed at the Concord Pavilion with Maestro George Cleve and the Oakland Symphony. He was also the guest soloist for the Diablo Symphony's 40th birthday celebration, with Maestro Joyce Johnson Hamilton conducting. His exciting solo performance at the 1,300-seat Gallo Center for the Arts in 2009 was as outstanding success.

A talented composer, Taboloff premièred his magnum opus, Piano Concerto No. 1, "The Russian" in 2000 at the Walnut Creek Lesher Center for the Arts with full orchestra, under the baton of Maestro James Sullivan. The Contra Costa Times lauded his premier with the headline: "Bravos Greet World Premiere before a widely enthusiastic audience. "

Taboloff has been a guest on many TV and radio programs such as TCI Cable's "Grand Piano" and KQED's "West Coast Weekend Live." He made his live television debut during the Baltimore Symphony Musical Marathon in 1986, performing Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G Minor. Dianne Nicolini of KDFC interviewed him in 1996 to showcase his "Rare Russian Masterpieces" CD, which garnered glowing reviews from the Contra Costa Times. He has produced six recordings and is a featured recording artist at Fantasy Studios in Berkley. He was also the featured pianist in the movie "Redwood Curtain," starring John Lithgow and Lea Salonga. Taboloff adjudicates many piano competitions and was a judge at the 2010 International U.S. Open Music Competition, representing contests from all over the world. An active fundraiser, he raised over $100,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation performing three piano concertos in one night at the Wente Winery in Livermore. He earned his Bachelors & Masters Degrees at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, one of his teachers was Leon Fleisher, a Kennedy Center Lifetime Awardee.