Evgeny Kissin

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Date of Birth October 10, 1971
Place of Birth Moscow, Russia
Age 49 years old
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Evgeny Kissin

Evgeny Igorevich Kissin is a Russian concert pianist and composer. He became a British citizen in 2002 and an Israeli citizen in 2013. He first came to international fame as a child prodigy. He has a wide repertoire and is especially known for his interpretations of the works of the Romantic era, particularly those of Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Ludwig van Beethoven. He is commonly viewed as a great successor of the Russian piano school because of the depth, lyricism and poetic quality of his interpretations.

Born: October 10, 1971, Moscow, Russian SFSR
Nationality: Russian, British, Israeli
Occupation: Musician
Years active: 1982–present
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About Evgeny Kissin

Classical artist who gained international fame as a child prodigy and garnered critical acclaim for his mastery of Romantic-era composers.

Before Fame

He entered the Gnessin State Musical College for Gifted Children when he was six.

Achievement

His performance and recording work extended beyond classical music. He was known for his recitals of Yiddish and Russian poetry.

Family Life

He was born in Moscow and grew up in a Russian Jewish family.

Associations

He performed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor with the Ulyanovsk Symphony Orchestra for his debut when he was 10.

Information related to Evgeny Kissin

  • Soviet classical pianists
  • Gnessin School of Music alumni
  • British classical pianists
  • EMI Classics and Virgin Classics artists
  • Deutsche Grammophon artists
  • Child classical musicians
  • Musicians from Moscow
  • Honorary Members of the Royal Academy of Music
  • Russian classical pianists
  • Jewish classical pianists
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