Evgeny Kissin

Piano recital

2 March 2012 / 19:30

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Beethoven Sonata No 14 Op 27 No 2 'Moonlight Sonata'
Barber Sonata Op 26
Chopin Nocturne As-Dur Op 32 No 2
Chopin Sonata Op 58, No 3 

Evgeny Kissin piano

Evgeny Kissin: Chopin - Sonata no. 3, Scherzo

Evgeny Kissin: Chopin - Mazurka op. 33, no. 2

Evgeny Kissin: Prokofiev - Piano concerto no. 2, Andantino, Allegretto

Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin may be only 40, but such has been his astonishing career that he is already considered a legendary interpreter of acclaimed skill and insight. A child prodigy, he first recorded aged 13, and in the three decades since has embraced the monuments of the pianist's repertoire, from the Chopin with which he first made his name, to the emotional depths of Schumann and the sheer virtuosity of Liszt. Intelligent, powerful, and able to tackle even the most formidable technical demands and find within them the score's soul, Kissin has become one of our age's most remarkable musicians.

'He was presumably born with superhuman hands, but now they seem to be operated by the next generation of ultra-fast processor and versatile software.' LA Times

'He revealed an orchestral range of colors and a knack for illuminating character.' New York Times

'Kissin's pianism is dynamic and impulsive.' Boston Globe

Part of Great Performers 2011 - 2012
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