CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Evgeny Kissin, Piano
Part of: Keyboard Virtuosos II
Evgeny Kissin, Piano
CHOPIN Nocturne in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1
CHOPIN Nocturne in G Major, Op. 37, No. 2
CHOPIN Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2
SCHUMANN Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 14, "Grande Sonate"
DEBUSSY Selections from Préludes, Book I and Book II
·· Danseuses de Delphes
·· Les collines d'Anacapri
·· Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest
·· La fille aux cheveux de lin
·· La sérénade interrompue
·· La Cathédrale engloutie
·· Général Lavine - eccentric
·· Feux d'artifice
SCRIABIN Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 30
SCHUMANN "Träumerei" from Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 7
DEBUSSY "Golliwogg's Cakewalk" from Children's Corner, L. 113, No. 6
CHOPIN Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 34, No. 1
Event DurationThe printed program will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.
Evgeny Kissin’s musicality, the depth and poetic quality of his interpretations, and his extraordinary virtuosity have earned him the veneration and admiration deserved only by one of the most gifted classical pianists of his generation and, arguably, generations past. He is in demand the world over, and has appeared with many great orchestras and conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Christoph von Dohnányi, Carlo Maria Giulini, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, and Seiji Ozawa.
Mr. Kissin was born in Moscow in October 1971 and began to play piano by ear at the age of two. At six years old, he entered a special school for gifted children, Moscow’s Gnessin School of Music, where he was a student of Anna Pavlovna Kantor, who has been his only teacher. At the age of 10, Mr. Kissin made his concerto debut playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466, and gave his first solo recital in Moscow one year later. He came to international attention in March 1984 when, at the age of 12, he performed Chopin’s First and Second piano concertos in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dmitri Kitayenko. This concert was recorded live by Melodiya, and a two-LP album was released the following year. Given the astounding success of this recording, Melodiya released five more LPs of Mr. Kissin’s live performances in Moscow.
During the 2018–2019 season, Mr. Kissin has given solo recitals in Vancouver and San Francisco before embarking on an extensive tour of Asia that included recitals in Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Yokohama, Tokyo, and Osaka, as well as a tour of Japan with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and an appearance with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. In Europe, he performs with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, and Berliner Philharmoniker, among others. In addition to touring major European and North American cities with a solo recital program of Chopin, Schumann, Debussy, and Scriabin, Mr. Kissin partners with Itzhak Perlman for duo recitals in Boston, Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC.