Evgeni Kissin

Biography

Born: October 10, 1971; Russia  
Although the U.S.S.R.'s system of identifying and training musically talented youngsters produced amazingly precocious pianists on a regular basis, Evgeny Kissin stood out from the rest for a talent far surpassing that of the usual Wunderkind. He has become, seemingly without difficulty, one of the finest adult pianists on the world's concert stages. His life was marked by early milestones. At two, he began playing and improvising at the piano. Read more At six he was admitted to the Gnessin School of Music for Gifted Children. Anna Pavlovna Kantor was his teacher at the Gnessin School, and she remained his only teacher, even traveling and living with his family. At ten, he debuted playing Mozart's Piano Concerto, K. 466, with the Orchestra of Ulyanovsky. His first solo recital was in Moscow at age 11. In March 1984, when he was 12, he played both Chopin concertos in the Moscow Conservatory Great Hall with Dmitri Kitaenko conducting the Moscow State Philharmonic, which also became his first recording.
An appearance at the 1987 Berlin Festival, where he played Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan, was his debut in the West. He was then 16 and was hailed as a remarkable and mature artist. Recording contracts with western companies were soon to follow. He returned to Western Europe for a 1988 tour with the Moscow Virtuosi, Vladimir Spivakov conducting. In the same year he debuted at the BBC Promenade Concerts with David Atherton conducting, and closed out the year at the traditional Berlin Philharmonic New Year's Eve concert under Karajan.
The two Chopin concertos were the vehicles for his American debut with Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic. Ten days later he followed this with a sensational New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall. Predictions of a major piano career were common, and have since been entirely borne out.
His amazing finger dexterity and power are coupled with an electrifying stage personality. His performances are dramatic and beautifully judged, musically. He tours widely, and his records are eagerly awaited. He appeared on the 1992 Grammy Awards ceremony, and in 1995 became the youngest person ever awarded the Musical American Instrumentalist of the Year. In 1996, the Russian government granted him the Triumph Award for Excellence, one of its highest honors for culture. In 1997 he was the first ever to give a solo piano recital as one of the BBC Proms concerts. The more-than-6,000 seats of the hall were sold out. Read less

Biography

Born: October 10, 1971; Russia  
Although the U.S.S.R.'s system of identifying and training musically talented youngsters produced amazingly precocious pianists on a regular basis, Evgeny Kissin stood out from the rest for a talent far surpassing that of the usual Wunderkind. He has become, seemingly without difficulty, one of the finest adult pianists on the world's concert stages. His life was marked by early milestones. At two, he began playing and improvising at the piano. Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
1. Allegro brioso
2. Andante assai
3. Allegro scherzando
1. Andante - Allegro
2. Tema con variazione
3. Allegro ma non troppo
1. Fragilite
2. Prelude
3. Poème ailé
4. Danse languide
Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor K466: I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor K466: II. Romanze
Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor K466: III. Rondo (Allegro Assai)
Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat major K595: I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat major K595: II. Larghetto
Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat major K595: III. Allegro
Schubert: Fantasy In C Major "Wanderer" - Solo Piano, D 760 - Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
Schubert: Fantasy In C Major "Wanderer" - Solo Piano, D 760 - Adagio
Schubert: Fantasy In C Major "Wanderer" - Solo Piano, D 760 - Presto
Schubert: Fantasy In C Major "Wanderer" - Solo Piano, D 760 - Allegro
Brahms: Fantasias (7 Piano Pieces), Op.116 - 1. Capriccio In D Minor
Brahms: Fantasias (7 Piano Pieces), Op.116 - 2. Intermezzo In A Minor
Brahms: Fantasias (7 Piano Pieces), Op.116 - 3. Capriccio In G Minor
Brahms: Fantasias (7 Piano Pieces), Op.116 - 4. Intermezzo In E Major
Brahms: Fantasias (7 Piano Pieces), Op.116 - 5. Intermezzo In E Minor
Brahms: Fantasias (7 Piano Pieces), Op.116 - 6. Intermezzo In E Major
Brahms: Fantasias (7 Piano Pieces), Op.116 - 7. Capriccio In D Minor
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15: I. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15: II. Largo
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15: III. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19: I. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19: II. Adagio
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19: III. Rondo: Allegro molto
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37: I. Allegro con brio No. 3 in C minor Op. 37: I. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37: II. Largo
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37: III. Rondo (Allegro)
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Op. 58 [cadenzas unspecified]: I. Allegro moderato
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Op. 58 [cadenzas unspecified]: II. Andante con moto
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Op. 58 [cadenzas unspecified]: III. Rondo (Vivace)
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat 'Emperor' Op. 73: I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, 'Emperor', Op. 73: II. Adagio un poco moto
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat, 'Emperor', Op. 73: III. Rondo: Allegro, ma non troppo
Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor K.491 (Cadenzas are by Kissin): Allegro
Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor K.491 (Cadenzas are by Kissin): Larghetto
Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor K.491 (Cadenzas are by Kissin): Allegretto
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54: Allegro affetuoso
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54: Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54: Allegro Vivace
Schubert: Fantasy In C Major "Wanderer" - Solo Piano, D 760 - Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
Schubert: Fantasy In C Major "Wanderer" - Solo Piano, D 760 - Adagio
Schubert: Fantasy In C Major "Wanderer" - Solo Piano, D 760 - Presto
Schubert: Fantasy In C Major "Wanderer" - Solo Piano, D 760 - Allegro
Brahms: Fantasias (7 Piano Pieces), Op.116 - 1. Capriccio In D Minor
Brahms: Fantasias (7 Piano Pieces), Op.116 - 2. Intermezzo In A Minor
Brahms: Fantasias (7 Piano Pieces), Op.116 - 3. Capriccio In G Minor
Brahms: Fantasias (7 Piano Pieces), Op.116 - 4. Intermezzo In E Major
Brahms: Fantasias (7 Piano Pieces), Op.116 - 5. Intermezzo In E Minor
Brahms: Fantasias (7 Piano Pieces), Op.116 - 6. Intermezzo In E Major
Brahms: Fantasias (7 Piano Pieces), Op.116 - 7. Capriccio In D Minor
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23 - 3. Allegro con fuoco
Sonata in C Major for Piano Four Hands, D812, "Grand Duo": Allegro moderato
Andante
Scherzo: Allegro vivace
Allegro vivace
Five Preludes, Op. 15: No. 1 - Andante
No. 2 - Vivo
No. 3 - Allegro Assai
No. 4 - Andantino
No. 5 - Andante
Sonata No. 3 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23: Dramatico
Allegretto
Andante
Presto con fuoco
Three Movements from Petrouchka: No. 1 - Danse russe
No. 2 - Chez Petrouchka
No. 3 - La semaine grasse
I. Molto moderato
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Scherzo - Allegro vivace con delicatezza
IV. Allegro, ma non troppo
Allegro maestoso
Andante espressivo
Scherzo: Allegro energico
Intermezzo: Andante molto
Finale: Allegro moderato ma rubato
Introduzione (un poco Adagio); Allegro Vivace
Aria: Senza passione, ma espressivo
Scherzo ed Intermezzo: Allegrissimo
Finale: Allegro un poco maestoso
Carnaval, Op. 9: Préambule
Pierrot
Arlequin
Valse noble
Eusebius
Florestan
Coquette
Réplique
Papillons
ASCH - SCHA (Lettres dansantes)
Chiarina
Chopin
Estrella
Reconnaissance
Pantalon et Colombine
Valse allemande
Paganini
Aveu
Promenade
Pause
Marche des "Davidsbündler" contre les Philistins
Prelude
Intermezzo (Adagio)
Fugue
Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade
Gnomus
Promenade
Il vecchio castello
Promenade
Tuileries
Bydlo
Promenade
Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
Samuel Goldenberg & Schmuÿle
Promenade
Limoges marché
Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum)
Con mortuis in lingua mortua
The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yaga)
The Great Gate of Kiev
Prelude No. 1 in C
Prelude No. 2 in A Minor
Prelude No. 3 in G
Prelude No. 4 in E Minor
Prelude No. 5 in D
Prelude No. 6 in B Minor
Prelude No. 7 in A
Prelude No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor
Prelude in E Major, Op. 28, No. 9
Prelude No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor
Prelude No. 11 in B
Prelude No. 12 in G-Sharp Minor
Prelude No. 13 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 28
Prelude No. 14 in E-Flat Minor
Prelude in D-Flat Major, Op. 28, No. 15
Prelude No. 16 in B-Flat Minor
Prelude No. 17 in A-Flat
Prelude No. 18 in F Minor
Prelude No. 19 in E-Flat
Prelude No. 20 in C Minor
Prelude No. 21 in B-Flat
Prelude No. 22 in G Minor
Prelude No. 23 in F
Prelude No. 24 in D Minor
Sonata No. 2, Op. 35, in B-Flat Minor: Grave; Doppio movimento
Scherzo
Marche funèbre: Lento
Finale: Presto
Sonata Op. 27 No. 2: Adagio sostenuto
Allegretto
Presto agitato
Prélude, Choral and Fugue: Prélude
Choral
Fugue
Variations on a Theme of Paganini Op. 35: Book I: Theme
Book I: Var. I
Book I: Var. II
Book I: Var. III
Book I: Var. IV
Book I: Var. V
Book I: Var. VI
Book I: Var. VII
Book I: Var. VIII
Book I: Var. IX
Book I: Var. X
Book I: Var. XI
Book I: Var. XII
Book I: Var. XIII
Book I: Var. XIV
Book II: Var. I
Book II: Var. II
Book II: Var. III
Book II: Var. IV
Book II: Var. V
Book II: Var. VI
Book II: Var. VII
Book II: Var. VIII
Book II: Var. IX
Book II: Var. X
Book II: Var. XI
Book II: Var. XII
Book II: Var. XIII
Book II: Var. XIV
Adagio
Finale. Allegro - Meno allegro - Allegro Molto
Adagio ma non troppo
Marcia, assai vivace - Allegro
Allegretto, ma non troppo (quasi Andante)
Presto
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Rondo, Molto allegro
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 "Emperor": I. Allegro
II. Adagio un poco mosso (attacca)
III. Rondo. Allegro
Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen
Mäßig: Durchaus energisch
Langsam getragen: Durchweg leise zu halten
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Finale. Presto
Piano Sonata in A minor, D 784: I. Allegro giusto
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivace
Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
Adagio
Presto
Allegro
1. Capriccio In D Minor
2. Intermezzo In A Minor
3. Capriccio In G Minor
4. Intermezzo In E Major
5. Intermezzo In E Minor
6. Intermezzo In E Major
7. Capriccio In D Minor
1. Allegro brioso
2. Andante assai
3. Allegro scherzando
1. Andante - Allegro
2. Tema con variazione
3. Allegro ma non troppo
Moderato - Allegro
Adagio sostenuto
Allegro scherzando


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