“As a composer, Roman Turovsky-Savchuk largely limited himself to the instrumental idiom of the Baroque lute and the torban, eventually producing numerous instrumental and vocal compositions, some of which were premiered by Luca Pianca at several international festivals (Salamanca, Lisbon, Schwetzingen, Vilnius, Vicenza, Urbino, Metz and Paris), Roland Ferrandi in Corte, Simon Paulus at Wolfenbüttel and Jindřich Macek in Přibyslav. He also collaborated with Paulo Galvão and Hans Kockelmans in a series of experimental works composed jointly. His works have been recorded by Robert MacKillop, and Christopher Wilke on lute, as well as Angelo Barricelli on guitar, and Ernst Stolz on viola da gamba.
As a performer he appeared as a lute soloist and continuo player in the Early Music line-up of Julian Kytasty's "New York Bandura Ensemble". Roman Turovsky is a recipient of the 2008 NYSCA grant for the purpose of study of kobzar art with Julian Kytasty.
Roman Turovsky-Savchuk is a founding member of Vox Saeculorum and The Delian Society, two international groups devoted to preservation and perpetuation of tonal music.
Since 1996 he has signed his musical works as "Sautscheck", a German transliteration of the second part of his surname, with various first names such as Joachim Peter, Johann Joachim, and Konradin Aemilius. His musical works achieved wide circulation under this allonym. This also caused irritation for a few musicologists who perceived his works as a malicious hoax because of their ostensibly baroque style, and led to a coinage of a new German word, "Sautscheckerei", which denotes a musical or literary hoax.
"Cantiones sarmaticae et ruthenicae", a collection of nearly 300 pieces based on Ukrainian folk melodies by Turovsky, was published under the allonym "Ioannes Leopolita. ..“ (Wikipedia)
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