About

Taboloff has performed on stages throughout the world, from San Francisco to Moscow to Asia. His passion for composition started at age 13 and he has since written an overture, piano concerto, song cycles, and piano fantasies on opera and movie themes.

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Debut

The early years

Taboloff has won numerous awards and accolades since he started performing at age 15. He made his major debut at Carnegie Hall in his twenties and received critical acclaim from New York Times’ critic Tim Page, who praised his "irrepressible energy, poetry and genuine introspection.” An energetic world-class performer, Taboloff dazzles audiences with his powerfully emotive style. His “commitment to the emotional soul of the music is unmistakable,” says one critic.


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composing

magic just born

Taboloff premiered his orchestral magnum opus, Piano Concerto No. 1, “The Mystic” at the Walnut Creek Lesher Center for the Arts, under the baton of Maestro James Sullivan, and later with David Ramadanoff. The Contra Costa Times lauded his premier with the headline: “Bravos Greet World Premiere before a widely enthusiastic audience.”

showcased

imposing presence

Taboloff made his television debut in a live broadcast on WBJZ for the Baltimore Symphony Musical Marathon. He was a guest on TCI Cable’s “Grand Piano” and KQED’s “West Coast Weekend Live," broadcast to over 250 cities. Taboloff made a cameo appearance playing piano in the movie “Redwood Curtain,” starring John Lithgow and Lea Salonga. He was showcased by KDFC for his well-received “Rare Russian Masterpieces” CD, which also received glowing reviews by the Contra Costa Times. Taboloff is a recording artist at Fantasy Studios. His "Famous Classics II" album is featured in the film "Call Me Brother," coming out in 2019.


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charity

human first

Called to adjudicate piano competitions, Taboloff has judged for the prestigious International U.S. Open Music Competition. He has given Master Classes at the University of the Philippines and at other prestigious venues. An active fundraiser, Taboloff raised over $100,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, performing an impressive three piano concerti in one night at Wente Winery in Livermore. He made an amazing solo bike marathon to Oklahoma City from California to raise funds for the Oklahoma City bombing victims and concluded that trip with a benefit solo concert.

studies

sculpted from the best

Taboloff earned his Bachelors & Masters Degrees at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. His mentor, Leon Fleisher, was honored with a Kennedy Center lifetime award. Taboloff studied composition at the San Francisco Conservatory under the world-famous John Adams.


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concerts

course to success

Taboloff has made innumerable concert appearances as a solo and guest artist with full orchestra. His exciting solo debut at the 1300-seat Gallo Center for the Arts was an outstanding success. As guest artist, he debuted with the California Symphony under the baton of Maestro Robert Moody, performing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2, and performed with the Oakland Symphony under Maestro George Cleve at the Concord Pavilion. He was also the highlight artist for the Diablo Symphony’s 40th birthday celebration with Maestro Joyce Johnson Hamilton.

performance

global impact

Gregory represented the United States in two renowned international 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 in Northern California. He also played for lifetime honorees Richard Dreyfuss and movie producer Saul Zaentz at the 13th annual California Independent Film Festival gala, rendering music from time-honored films “Amadeus” and “The Competition.”