When Sam Rotman made his debut at the age of 16 with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra before an audience of 6,000 people, the Baldwin Keynote Magazine wrote, 'Sam Rotman is a pianist with abundant potential.' Mr. Rotman received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School in New York City. While a student, he was the recipient of nine awards in the form of grants, scholarships, and prizes. Subsequently, he has been among the winners in five piano competitions, both in the United States and Europe. The most prestigious award was that of Laureate Winner in the 4th International Beethoven Competition in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Rotman participated in the 6th International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, Russia. He has given over 1900 performances in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South and Central America, Africa, South Africa, Europe and Asia, totaling 57 countries. Mr. Rotman's first recording encompasses the development and grandeur of the piano literature. Each of the six compositions takes the listener from one period of piano development to the next. It begins with the most famous piano work by Mozart, followed by the first work composed by Beethoven for the piano. The Schubert Impromptu represents the pre-Romantic period and the Chopin Polanaise highlights the piano in it's full romantic splendor. The Debussy brings the listener to the Impressionistic period and the Rachmaninoff Prelude demonstrates the power of the modern piano. Mr. Rotman has released four recordings. Portrait of a Piano includes the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff, Impressions: Piano Portraits of Claude Debussy, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Rachmaninoff Piano Works, and his most recent recording is The Piano Music of Beethoven, including the Moonlight and Pathetique Sonatas.