Yevgeny Sudbin

Piano
Yevgeny Sudbin

 

"From the opening octave cascades to the tender warmth of the first theme, and on to its filigree development, Sudbin's playing had the delicacy of the composer's own of this work, and his dynamics were calibrated with comparable finesse. Abetted by Yan Pascal Tortelier and the BBC Philharmonic, the second movement's Chopinesque mood came gracefully across, while the springtime charm of the closing allegro was irresistible."

 

Michael Church, The Independent – BBC Proms

 

“Yevgeny Sudbin is already hailed as potentially one of
the greatest pianists of the 21st century.”

 

The Daily Telegraph

 

Yevgeny Sudbin has been hailed by the Daily Telegraph (UK) as "potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century." In the midst of a 7-year and 14-album collaboration with BIS Records, his recordings have met with overwhelming critical acclaim. The International Record Review stated that Sudbin's Rachmaninov recording "confirms him as one of the most important pianistic talents of our time." His release of works by Scriabin was chosen CD of the Year by London's Daily Telegraph, CD of the Month by BBC Music Magazine, and was awarded the MIDEM Classical Award for best solo instrument CD at Cannes. Sudbin has performed in many of the world's finest venues, both in recital and with orchestra.

 


In 2009-10, Sudbin's many recitals include appearances at Tonhalle (Zurich), Wigmore Hall Master Series (London), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), San Francisco Performances, the Gilmore International Piano Festival, and ProArte Musical (San Juan, Puerto Rico). Orchestral engagements include performances of Scriabin's Piano Concerto in F Sharp Minor with the London Philharmonic under Neeme Järvi, and Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Philharmonia under Sokhiev, both at the Royal Festival Hall in London. He also performs Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and Beethoven's Concerto No. 5 with Minnesota Orchestra (which will also be recorded for BIS).

 


Summer 2009 highlights included a recital at the Singapore International Piano Festival, and a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No.12, K. 414 with Indianapolis Symphony at Conner Prairie. He also performs Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 1 with the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra and Beethoven's Concerto No. 4 with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, both under Osmo Vänskä.

 


Sudbin has appeared with many of the world's most distinguished orchestras. Recent North American engagements include performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and North Carolina Symphony. In Europe, he has appeared with the Warsaw Philharmonic and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Sudbin's performance of Rachmaninov's Concerto No. 1 at the 2008 BBC Proms was described by the Daily Telegraph as "sublime."

 


Recent recitals include appearances at Atlanta's Spivey Hall, Seattle's Meany Hall, the Harriman-Jewell Series in Kansas City, the Piano Forte Series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Aspen Music

 

Festival. He has played at venues such as the Musikhalle in Hamburg, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Schauspielhaus in Berlin, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Sala Verdi in Milan, as well as London's South Bank Centre and Wigmore Hall, where he performs annually. Sudbin has performed at music festivals throughout the world, and is a frequent participant at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. His love of chamber music has led him to collaborate with many other musicians including Alexander Chaushian, Ilya Gringolts, Hilary Hahn, and Julia Fischer.

 


In 2008-09, Sudbin embarked on recording the complete cycle of Beethoven concertos for BIS. This is a multi-year undertaking in collaboration with the Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä. During 2007-08, Sudbin recorded Rachmaninov's Concerto No. 4, in its original 1926 version, with the North Carolina Symphony under Grant Llewellyn. That work is to be paired with Medtner's Concerto No. 2, which was recorded with the same orchestra for release in summer 2009.

 


Born in St Petersburg in 1980, Yevgeny Sudbin displayed exceptional musical talents from an early age and in 1987 entered the Specialist Music School of the St. Petersburg Conservatory. In 1990 he continued his studies in Berlin and then moved to London where he has lived since 1997, and where he studied with Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music. Additionally, he attended the International Piano Foundation at Lake Como, Italy. He has taken lessons with Murray Perahia, Claude Frank, Leon Fleisher, Stephen Hough, Alexander Satz, and others. The Pulvermacher Foundation, Alexis Gregory Foundation, and Wall Trust have also played important roles in Yevgeny's career.

 

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Scriabin Recording

 

"No pianist of any generation has, in my experience, captured Scriabin's volatility so vividly as Sudbin... All these performances are flecked with personal touches and brilliances above and beyond even Scriabin's wildest demands...This, put suitably euphorically, is a disc in a million."

Bryce Morrison (Gramophone)

 

Editor's Choice

 

"From the opening octave cascades to the tender warmth of the first theme, and on to its filigree development, Sudbin's playing had the delicacy of the composer's own of this work, and his dynamics were calibrated with comparable finesse. Abetted by Yan Pascal Tortelier and the BBC Philharmonic, the second movement's Chopinesque mood came gracefully across, while the springtime charm of the closing allegro was irresistible."

 

Michael Church, The Independent – BBC Proms

 

 

 

“Yevgeny Sudbin is already hailed as potentially one of 
the greatest pianists of the 21st century.”

 

The Daily Telegraph

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