Roman Salyutov was born in 1984 in Leningrad, USSR. At the age of 10, he entered the Special Music Lyceum at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory (main focus piano, conducting), and after graduating, he studied at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory (Diploma with honours, 2008) and at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne (Master with honours, 2010). He got his PhD with a dissertation on the piano work of César Franck in 2011 at the University of Paderborn.


Roman Salyutov’s artistic activity includes appearances solo, with ensembles and orchestras, and leads him, among many recitals in Germany, to Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Israel, USA, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. He is also frequently invited to leading piano master-classes. As such, he was invited as a professor to give a master-course in the Franz Liszt Society Switzerland-Japan (Japan, 2016),  the Franz Liszt Society in Wroclaw (Poland, 2017), the Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand, 2018), and the University of New Mexico (USA, 2018).


For almost 10 years, he is leading the concert series "The Work of Great Composers" at various cultural centers in Germany. In these performances, he gives musicological lectures and additionally plays thematically accordant concert programs. As a musicologist, he appears with lectures in different German and foreign universities.


Since 2013, Roman Salyutov is Chief Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Bergisch Gladbach (near Cologne).

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In 2018, he founded the first German-Israeli orchestra, the Yachad Chamber Orchestra: Besides German appearances, the orchestra appears on international stages, such as Israel, Lithuania, Poland and France.


Roman Salyutov is also involved in different cultural projects. He is board member of a new opera team of the city, working on a rebirth of the local opera house. In this context, he launched an opera project with a production of Mozart's Don Giovanni in 2018, conducting the performances. Moreover, he co-organized the first national Max Bruch Music Festival 2013 and was the initiator and Artistic Director of the Festival for the 25th Anniversary of German Reunification in 2015, the Youth Cultural Festival, and the German-French Culture Festival in 2017,  and the German-Israeli Culture Festival in 2018 in Bergisch Gladbach. He is now chairman of the cultural society “Musik- und KulturFestival GL e. V. ”,  developing different musical projects and promoting actively the network of international cultural exchange of the region (


In 2018, Roman Salyutov was awarded with the badge of honour of the city of Bergisch Gladbach for his substantial cultural voluntary work (info here).