Yevgeny Sudbin has been hailed by London’s Daily Telegraph as “potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century.” He has appeared with distinguished conductors and symphony orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand including London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic and BBC Scottish orchestras, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, Bergen, Czech and Warsaw philharmonics, Budapest, Belgium and Tampere philharmonic orchestras and the European Union Orchestra. In the US, he has appeared with the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, Utah, New Jersey, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and the Vancouver Symphony in Canada. In the 2014-15 season, he debuts in Mexico, performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto with the Jalisco Philharmonic. In June 2015, he makes his Chicago debut as soloist at the opening concert of the Grant Park Music Festival, performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 under Music Director, Carlos Kalmar.
His recitals have found him performing annually in Wigmore Hall’s Master Series, in concert halls such as Zurich’s Tonhalle, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and recital series in Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, New York City, Kansas City, Seattle, Cincinnati, Puerto Rico, and Montreal, also the International Piano Series (Southbank Centre, London) and the Serate Musicali (Milan). He has played at many festivals including Aspen, the Gilmore and Singapore music festivals, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, BBC Proms, and the Verbier Festival (Switzerland).
Mr. Sudbin has an ongoing exclusive recording contract with the Swedish label BIS, with numerous solo CD’s already released featuring, to date, repertoire by Scarlatti, Haydn, Chopin, Scriabin (awarded the MIDEM Classical Award for best solo instrument CD at Cannes), Rachmaninoff and Liszt/Saint-Saëns/Ravel. He has recorded with Sao Paulo Symphony, Singapore Symphony and the Bergen Philharmonic, with Andrew Litton conducting the Scriabin Piano Concerto and Medtner Piano Concerto No. 3 (released in 2015).
In the 2008-09 season, Yevgeny Sudbin embarked on recording (for BIS) the complete cycle of Beethoven piano concertos with the Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä. The first and second releases, Concertos Nos. 4 and 5, and Piano Concerto No. 3, coupled with the Mozart Concerto No. 24. Both have received great critical acclaim. The cycle will be completed with the final CD of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, currently scheduled to be recorded with Finland’s Tapiola Sinfonietta under Osmo Vänskä.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1980, Yevgeny displayed exceptional musical talent from an early age and, in 1987, he entered the Specialist Music School on the Conservatory in that city. In 1990, his family moved to Berlin where he continued his studies, and in 1997 he moved to London to study with the eminent Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music, from which he graduated with highest honors.
The Pulvermacher Foundation, Alexis Gregory Foundation and Wall Trust have played important roles in Yevgeny Sudbin’s career. He makes his home in London with his wife and two young children.
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