Instrumentalist - Piano | North American Representation

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.


Posted: Sep-18-2015
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Read an interview with Yevgeny Sudbin on The Guardian, in which the pianist discusses how he listens to music, the first record he ever bought, his most memorable experience as an audience member at a concert, and more. 

Posted: Apr-26-2016
Latest Acclaim

"While Sudbin’s family left Russia when he was ten years old and initially was based in Germany, he is completely a pianist in the Russian tradition. His easy virtuosity, transparency and beautifully calibrated dynamic range are redolent of the most legendary pianists born there during the 20th century.... In a word, this disc is outstanding. It stands easy comparison with rivals past and present (Horowitz to Hewitt, and more), and should be a strong contender for a range of awards during 2016."

Posted: Apr-17-2016
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Includes sonatas, fairy tales and other pieces by Nikolai Medtner as well as selected preludes by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Having previously released recordings of Medtner's three piano concertos as well as three of Rachmaninov's five concertante works, Yevgeny Sudbin on the present disc combines solo pieces by the two friends and fellow-composers. From Sergei Rachmaninov's rich and varied production he has chosen six of the celebrated preludes, including 'Alla marcia' in G minor (Op.23 No.5) as well as the much-loved Prelude No.12 in G sharp minor from the Op.32 set. But Sudbin, who is a great admirer of Nikolai Medtner, opens his new disc with a generous selection of that composer's solo piano music. This section begins with the Prologue from Stimmungsbilder, the eighteen-year-old composer's Opus 1, and closes with Sonata tragica, composed shortly before Medtner left Russia in 1921, never to return. It also includes three of the thirty-some Fairy Tales that Medtner composed throughout his life. ‘No one tells such tales as Kolya’, Rachmaninov used to joke affectionately, and with these pieces Medtner created his own, unique genre. He himself used the Russian word skazka or German Märchen to describe them, and in his liner notes Yevgeny Sudbin suggests that the creative impulse came not only from folklore but also from such diverse sources as Push­kin, Shakespeare and even the Bible.

Posted: Dec-1-2015
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Posted: Sep-10-2014