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 2015, he made his Chicago debut as soloist at the opening concert of the Grant Park Music Festival, performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Music Director, Carlos Kalmar. In the 2015-16 season he performs Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1 with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and with Osmo Vänskä at the Tapiola Festival. He also performs all Beethoven concerti with Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra, and has engagements in France, with L’Orchestre de Lyon under Leonard Slatkin.
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 2014-15, he debuted in Mexico, performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto with the Jalisco Philharmonic. 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.
Future engagements include concerts and recording projects with the Tapiola Sinfonetta and Osmo Vänskä as well as the BBC Symphony and Sakari Oramo, a tour of Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and extensive touring in North America. He also returns to many recital stages, including the International Piano Series at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Berlin Piano Festival and Serate Musicali (Milan).
Yevgeny was born in St Petersburg in 1980 and began his musical studies at the Specialist Music School of the St Petersburg Conservatory with Lyubov Pevsner at the age of 5. He emigrated with his family to Germany in 1990 where he continued his studies at Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule (Galina Ivanzova). In 1997 Yevgeny moved to London to study at the Purcell School and subsequently the Royal Academy of Music where he completed his Bachelor and Masters degrees under Christopher Elton. He was supported by the Hattori and Pulvermacher Foundations as well as The Wall Trust, of which he is now Vice President. In 2010, he was awarded a Fellowship by Academy and is now a Visiting Professor.
Yevgeny lives in London with his wife and two young children and, in his spare time, he is an avid photographer.
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