Yevgeny Sudbin

Biography

Born: 1980; St. Petersburg, Russia  
Yevgeny Sudbin has in a few short years etched out a career as one of the leading pianists to have emerged from post-Soviet Russia. Although he plays Rachmaninov and other virtuosic repertory, Sudbin has garnered much attention for his Scarlatti sonatas and other Baroque-era works. In general, too, he has eschewed the blood-and-thunder standards from the Romantic and post-Romantic eras, favoring instead programs that offer healthy doses of Read more Scriabin, Medtner, and even Vainberg. And when he does play Rachmaninov it is usually, to paraphrase Roy Harris, the "mud" not the "sugar" side of the composer, as evidenced by Sudbin's highly praised recording on BIS Records of the Second Sonata and his concert performances of the Corelli Variations. Sudbin, London-based since 1997, has had mostly non-Russian teachers and is thus not in the mold of the Russian piano tradition. That said, he possesses the equipment and interpretive sensibilities of some of the finest pianists Russia has produced, like Richter and Gilels. Sudbin has had several recordings released since 2005, all on the BIS label.

Yevgeny Sudbin was born in St. Petersburg, Russia (the former Leningrad, USSR) in 1980. By age seven he exhibited an extraordinary talent and was admitted to St. Petersburg Conservatory under a special program for gifted youths. He won an international competition in 1990, the year his parents moved the family to Berlin.

Sudbin studied there at the Hochschule für Musik Berlin (today the Berlin University of the Arts). In 1997 he relocated to London and began studies at the Purcell School and later at the Royal Academy of Music. At both institutions his most important teacher was Christopher Elton. Other teachers over the years include Murray Perahia, Claude Frank, Stephen Hough, Leon Fleisher, Stephen Kovacevich, Alexander Satz, Dmitri Bashkirov, Maria Curcio, and Fou Ts'ong.

By the early 2000s, Sudbin's career was well established in England and throughout Europe, with appearances at the major venues in Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, Paris, and London. His first recording was released in 2005, a collection of Scarlatti sonatas that received nearly unanimous critical acclaim.

In 2006 he toured the U.S. and Canada, scoring particular critical success with his New York debut at the Frick Collection. The following year he achieved further critical acclaim on his tours of Austria, Italy, Brazil, U.S. (Aspen Festival), Spain, Denmark, and France. His recordings include a 2007 BIS CD of sonatas and other works by Scriabin. Read less
Scriabin, Medtner: Piano Concertos / Sudbin, Litton
Release Date: 02/10/2015   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 2088   Number of Discs: 1
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Tchaikovsky, Medtner: Piano Concertos / Sudbin, Neschling, São Paulo State SO
Release Date: 03/27/2007   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1588   Number of Discs: 1
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3; Mozart: Piano Concerto No 24 / Sudbin, Vanska
Release Date: 02/25/2014   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1978   Number of Discs: 1
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D. Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas / Yevgeny Sudbin
Release Date: 03/29/2005   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1508   Number of Discs: 1
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Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No 2, Etc / Sudbin
Release Date: 10/25/2005   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1518   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: 1980; St. Petersburg, Russia  
Yevgeny Sudbin has in a few short years etched out a career as one of the leading pianists to have emerged from post-Soviet Russia. Although he plays Rachmaninov and other virtuosic repertory, Sudbin has garnered much attention for his Scarlatti sonatas and other Baroque-era works. In general, too, he has eschewed the blood-and-thunder standards from the Romantic and post-Romantic eras, favoring instead programs that offer healthy doses of Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Allegretto
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Ondine
II. Le gibet
III. Scarbo
Introduction: Allegro vivace
Variation 1: Precedente
Theme: L'istesso tempo
Variation 2: L'istesso tempo
Variation 3: L'istesso tempo
Variation 4: Piu vivo
Variation 5: Tempo precedente
Variation 6: L'istesso tempo
Variation 7: Meno mosso, a tempo moderato
Variation 8: Tempo I
Variation 9: L'istesso tempo
Variation 10: Poco marcato
Variation 11: Moderato
Variation 12: Tempo di minuetto
Variation 13: Allegro
Variation 14: L'istesso tempo
Variation 15: Piu vivo scherzando
Variation 16. Allegretto
Variation 17: (Allegretto)
Variation 18: Andante cantabile
Variation 19: A tempo vivace
Variation 20: Un poco piu vivo
Variation 21: Un poco piu vivo
Variation 22: Un poco piu vivo (Alla breve)
Variation 23. L'istesso tempo
Variation 24: A tempo un poco meno mosso
I. Lento - Allegro moderato
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Andante
IV. Allegro mosso
I. Allegro
II. Pastorale: Andante dolce
III. Maestoso - Presto (abridged version)
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Vivace
I. Allegro
II. Adagio un poco mosso
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Andante
II. Presto
I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
II. Andantino
III. Allegro con fuoco
Allegro -
Tranquillo, meditamente -
Tempo I -
Coda: Allegro molto
Theme - Var. 1-10
Var. 11, 13-18
Var. 19-22
I. Allegro agitato
II. Non allegro - Lento
III. L'istesso tempo - Allegro molto