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Evgeny Kissin

Although the USSR's system of identifying and training musically talented youngsters produced amazingly precocious pianists on a regular basis, Evgeny Kissin stood out from them as a talent far surpassing that of the usual Wunderkind. He has moved seemingly without difficulty to become one of the finest adult pianists on the world's concert stages.

He began playing and improvising at the piano at the age of two. At the astonishing age of six he was admitted to the Gnessin School of Music for Gifted Children. His teacher there was Anna Pavlovna Kantor, who remained his only teacher.

He debuted playing Mozart's K 466 Piano Concerto with the Orchestra of Ulyanovsky. His first solo recital was in Moscow at age eleven.

In March, 1984, when he was twelve, he played both Chopin Concertos in the Moscow Conservatory Great Hall with Dmitri Kitaenko conducting the Moscow State Philharmonic. At this age he began making his first recordings, which remain in the catalogue.

His debut in the West was in the 1987 Berlin Festival, where he played Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan. He was then sixteen, and was hailed as a remarkable and mature artist. Recording contracts with western companies resulted. He returned to Western Europe on a tour in 1988 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 his American debut vehicles with Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic. Ten days later he followed this up with a sensational New York Recital debut at Carnegie Hall. Predictions of a major piano career were common, and have been 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 six-thousand-plus seats of the Hall were sold out. ~ Joseph Stevenson
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: James Levine: Live At Carnegie Hall With Evgeny Kissin

Disc 1
Composer: Richard Wagner
Title: Lohengrin, Opera, Wwv 75
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Title: Piano Concerto No. 4 In G Major, Op. 58
Title: Rondo a capriccio For Piano In G Major ("Rage Over A Lost Penny"), Op. 129

5. Rondo a capriccio For Piano In G Major ("Rage Over A Lost Penny"), Op. 129: Rondo A Capriccio For Piano In G Major (&Quot;rage Over A Lost Penny"), Op. 129

Disc 2
Composer: Franz Schubert
Title: Symphony No. 9 In C Major ("The Great"), D. 944
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Track List: Kissin Plays Liszt

Disc 1
Title: Mephisto Waltz (I & II), For Piano No. 1 (Der Tanz In Der Dorfschenke), S. 514 (Lw A189)
Title: éTudes D'exécution Transcendante (12 Transcendental Etudes), For Piano, S. 139 (Lw A172)
Title: éTudes De Concert (3), For Piano, S. 144 (Lw A118)
Title: Gnomenreigen, For Piano (Zwei Konzertetüden No. 2), S. 145/2 (Lw A218/2)
Disc 2
Title: Liebesträume, Notturno For Piano No. 3 In A Flat Major ("O Lieb, So Lang Du Lieben Kannst"), S. 541/3 (Lw A103/3)
Title: Rhapsodie Espagnole (Folies D'espagne Et Jota Aragonesa), For Piano, S. 254 (Lw A195)

2. Rhapsodie Espagnole (Folies D'espagne Et Jota Aragonesa), For Piano, S. 254 (Lw A195): Rhapsody Espagnole

Title: Widmung (Liebeslied), Transcription For Piano (After Schumann, I & II), S. 566 (Lw A133)
Title: Ständchen, Leise Flehen Meine Lieder, Transcription For Piano (After Schubert D. 957), S. 560/7 (Lw A49/7)
Title: Das Wandern, Transcription For Piano (After Schubert, D. 795/1), S 565bis/1 (Lw A128/1)
Title: Wohin?, Transcription For Piano (After Schubert, D. 795), S. 565bis/5 (Lw A128/5)
Title: Aufenthalt, Transcription For Piano (After Schubert, D. 957/5), S. 560/3 (Lw A49/3)
Title: Die Forelle (II), Transcription For Piano (After Schubert, D. 550), S. 564 (Lw A127)

8. Die Forelle (II), Transcription For Piano (After Schubert, D. 550), S. 564 (Lw A127): Die Forelle

Title: Erlkönig (II), Transcription For Piano (After Schubert, D. 328d), S. 558/4 (Lw A42/4)

9. Erlkönig (II), Transcription For Piano (After Schubert, D. 328d), S. 558/4 (Lw A42/4): Erlkonig

Title: Soirées De Vienne, Valse Caprice For Piano No. 6 (I; After Schubert D. 969 & 779) S. 427/6 (Lw A131/6)
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Track List: The Essential Evgeny Kissin

Disc 1

4. Fantaisie, Op. 49 In F Minor

5. Nocturne, Op. 27, No. 1 In C-Sharp Minor

6. Nocturne In D-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 2

7. Mazurka, Op. 30, No. 3 In D-Flat

8. Mazurka, Op. 17, No. 4 In A Minor

9. Mazurka In D Major, Op. 33, No. 2

10. Mazurka In B-Flat Minor, Op. 24, No. 4

11. Barcarolle, Op. 60

12. Polonaise In A-Flat Major, Op. 53

Disc 2

1. Chaconne In D Minor

2. Intermezzo Op. 76, No. 7 In A Minor

3. Capriccio Op. 76, No. 2 In B Minor

7. Three Movements From Petrouchka: No. 1 - Danse Russe

8. Three Movements From Petrouchka: No. 2 - Chez Petrouchka

9. Three Movements From Petrouchka: No. 3 - La Semaine Grasse

10. The Lark

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Track List: Kissin Plays Chopin - The Verbier Festival Recital

1. Polonaise In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 26, No. 1

2. Polonaise In E-Flat Minor, Op. 26, No. 2

3. Impromptu In A-Flat Major, Op. 29, No. 1

4. Impromptu In F-Sharp Major, Op. 36

5. Impromptu In G-Flat Major, Op. 51

6. Fantaisie-Impromptu In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66

7. Polonaise In C Minor, Op. 40, No. 2

8. Polonaise In A-Flat Major, Op. 53

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Track List: Scriabin: Sonata No. 3; Five Preludes; Medtner: Sonata Reminiscenza; Stravinsky: Three Movements from Pétrouchka

Composer: Alexander Scriabin
Title: Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 15

1. Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 15: Prelude Op. 15, No. 1: Andante

2. Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 15: Prelude Op. 15, No. 2: Vivo

3. Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 15: Prelude Op. 15, No. 3: Allegro Assai

4. Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 15: Prelude Op. 15, No. 4: Andantino

5. Preludes (5) For Piano, Op. 15: Prelude Op. 15, No. 5: Andante

Title: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F sharp minor ("Etats d'âme"), Op. 23
Composer: Nikolay Medtner
Title: Sonata-Reminiscenza For Piano In A Minor, Op. 38/1
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Title: Petrushka, Movements (3) For Piano

11. Petrushka, Movements (3) For Piano: I. Danse Russe

12. Petrushka, Movements (3) For Piano: II. Chez Pétrouchka

13. Petrushka, Movements (3) For Piano: III. La Semaine Grasse

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Track List: Schumann

1. Sonata No. 1 In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: Introduzione (Un Poco Adagio); Allegro Vivace

2. Sonata No. 1 In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: Aria: Senza Passione, Ma Espressivo

3. Sonata No. 1 In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: Scherzo Ed Intermezzo: Allegrissimo

4. Sonata No. 1 In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: Finale: Allegro Un Poco Maestoso

5. Carnaval, Op. 9: Préambule

6. Carnaval, Op. 9: Pierrot

7. Carnaval, Op. 9: Arlequin

8. Carnaval, Op. 9: Valse Noble

9. Carnaval, Op. 9: Eusebius

10. Carnaval, Op. 9: Florestan

11. Carnaval, Op. 9: Coquette

12. Carnaval, Op. 9: Réplique

13. Carnaval, Op. 9: Papillons

14. Carnaval, Op. 9: ASCH - SCHA (Lettres Dansantes)

15. Carnaval, Op. 9: Chiarina

16. Carnaval, Op. 9: Chopin

17. Carnaval, Op. 9: Estrella

18. Carnaval, Op. 9: Reconnaissance

19. Carnaval, Op. 9: Pantalon Et Colombine

20. Carnaval, Op. 9: Valse Allemande

21. Carnaval, Op. 9: Paganini

22. Carnaval, Op. 9: Aveu

23. Carnaval, Op. 9: Promenade

24. Carnaval, Op. 9: Pause

25. Carnaval, Op. 9: Marche Des "Davidsbündler" Contre Les Philistins

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Track List: Pictures at an Exhibition

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Title: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue In C, Bwv 564
Composer: Mikhail Glinka
Title: The Lark (Arr. M. Balakirev)

4. The Lark (Arr. M. Balakirev): The Lark (Arr. M. Balakirev)

Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Title: Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano

5. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: Promenade I

6. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: Gnomus

7. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: Promenade II

8. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: Il Vecchio Castello

9. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: Promenade III

10. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: Tuileries

11. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: Bydlo

12. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: Promenade IV

13. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: Ballet Of The Unhatched Chicks

14. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: Samuel Goldenberg & Schmuÿle

15. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: XI. Promenade

16. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: Limoges Marché

17. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: Catacombae (Sepulcrum Romanum)

18. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: Con Mortuis In Lingua Mortua

19. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: The Hut On Fowl's Legs (Baba-yaga)

20. Pictures At An Exhibition, For Piano: The Great Gate Of Kiev

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Track List: Schumann/Liszt

1. Fantasy Op. 17 In C: Durchaus Phantastisch Und Leidenschaftlich Vorzutragen

2. Fantasy Op. 17 In C: Mäßig: Durchaus Energisch

3. Fantasy Op. 17 In C: Langsam Getragen: Durchweg Leise Zu Halten

4. Études D'exécution Transcendante: Chasse-Neige (No. 12)

5. Études D'exécution Transcendante: Harmonies Du Soir (No. 11)

6. Études D'exécution Transcendante: In F Minor (No. 10)

7. Études D'exécution Transcendante: Feux Follets (No. 5)

8. Études D'exécution Transcendante: Wilde Jagd (No. 8)

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Track List: Chopin: Volume 2 (Sonata No. 3/Mazurkas)

Title: Piano Sonata No. 3 In B Minor, Op. 58, Ct. 203

1. Piano Sonata No. 3 In B Minor, Op. 58, Ct. 203: I. Allegro Maestoso

2. Piano Sonata No. 3 In B Minor, Op. 58, Ct. 203: II. Scherzo: Molto Vivace

3. Piano Sonata No. 3 In B Minor, Op. 58, Ct. 203: III. Largo

4. Piano Sonata No. 3 In B Minor, Op. 58, Ct. 203: IV. Finale: Presto Non Tanto

Title: Mazurka, Op. 63

5. Mazurka, Op. 63: Mazurka, Op. 63, No.2

Title: Mazurka, Op. 56

6. Mazurka, Op. 56: Mazurka, Op. 56, No.2

Title: Mazurka, Op. 63

7. Mazurka, Op. 63: Mazurka, Op. 63, No.2

Title: Mazurka, Op. 30

8. Mazurka, Op. 30: Mazurka Op. 30 No.3

Title: Mazurka, Op. 68

9. Mazurka, Op. 68: Mazurka, Op. 68, No.4

Title: Mazurka, Op. 50

10. Mazurka, Op. 50: Mazurka, Op. 50, No.1

Title: Mazurka, Op. 33

12. Mazurka, Op. 33: Mazurka Op. 33 No.2

Title: Mazurka, Op. 24
Title: Mazurka, Op. 59

14. Mazurka, Op. 59: Mazurka, Op. 59, No.3

Title: Mazurka, Op. 17

15. Mazurka, Op. 17: Mazurka Op.17 No.4

Title: Mazurka, Op. 63
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Track List: Schumann: Piano Concerto

1. Concerto For Piano And Orchestra In A Minor, Op. 54: I. Allegro Affettuoso

2. Concerto For Piano And Orchestra In A Minor, Op. 54: II. Intermezzo, Andantino Grazioso

3. Concerto For Piano And Orchestra In A Minor, Op. 54: III. Allegro Vivace

4. Arabeske, Op. 18

5. Die Forelle

7. Aus Dem Karneval, Op. 19, Nr. 3

8. Ich Liebe Dich, Op. 41, Nr. 3

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Track List: Kissin In Tokyo

1. Lilacs

2. From Etudes Tableaux, Op. 39: No. 5 In E-Flat Minor

3. From Etudes Tableaux, Op. 39: No. 1 In C Minor

4. Sonata No. 6 In A Major, Op. 82: I. Allegro Moderato

5. Sonata No. 6 In A Major, Op. 82: II. Allegretto

6. Sonata No. 6 In A Major, Op. 82: III. Tempo Di Valzer Lentissimo

7. Sonata No. 6 In A Major, Op. 82: IV. Vivace

8. "La Leggierezza", No. 2 In F Minor From Trois Etudes De Concert

9. "Waldesrauschen," No. 1 In D-Flat Major From Zwei Konzertetuden

10. Nocturne In A-Flat Major, Op. 32, No. 2

11. Polonaise In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 44

12. Mazurka In E Minor, Op. 25

13. Etude In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 42, No. 5

14. Natu-Wa Kinu

15. Todai-Mori (Lighthouse Keeper)

16. Usagi (Rabbit)

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Track List: Carnegie Hall Debut Concert - Highlights

1. Abegg Variations, Op.1

2. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Thema - Andante

3. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Étude I - Un Poco Più Vivo

4. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Anhang Variation I

5. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Étude II

6. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Étude III - Vivace

7. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Étude IV

8. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Étude V

9. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Étude VI - Agitato

10. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Anhang Variation IV

11. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Anhang Variation V

12. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Étude VII - Allegro Molto

13. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Anhang Variation III

14. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Étude VIII

15. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Étude IX - Presto Possible

16. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Anhang Variation II

17. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Étude X

18. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Étude XI

19. Symphonic Études (Variations) In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13: Étude XII - Allegro Brilliante

20. Liebestraum, S. 541, No. 3

21. Rhapsodie Espagnole, S. 254

22. Transcendental Etude No. 10 In F Minor

23. Widmung

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Track List: Evgeny Kissin: Beethoven, Franck, Brahms

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Title: Piano Sonata No. 14 In C Sharp Minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2
Composer: César Franck
Title: Prélude, Choral, Et Fugue, For Piano, M. 21
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Title: Variations (28) on a Theme of Paganini, for piano, in A minor, Op. 35

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Can'T Be played much faster but not sure I would listen again
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He's pretty darn good! I kind'a like the Bach and Liszt. Everything else is AWESOME!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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This smog takes real skill to play, and you have it! Very good job!!! I love your work!
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