Symphony Concert 24

Orchestre National de France | Emmanuel Krivine | Evgeny Kissin

Liszt | Mussorgsky

Wed, 19348

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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Summer Festival

16.08.-15.09. 2019




    Symphony Concert 24

    Orchestre National de France | Emmanuel Krivine | Evgeny Kissin

    Emmanuel Krivine  conductor
    Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
    Mazeppa, S 100
    Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in A major, S. 125
    Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881)
    Pictures at an Exhibition

    Orchestre National de France

    Emmanuel Krivine

    Evgeny Kissin

    Evgeny Kissin was born in 1971 in Moscow; his father was an engineer and his mother a pianist. At the age of two, he began to play pieces on the piano by ear. His training started in 1977 at the Gnessin Music Academy in his native city; Anna Pavlovna Kantor, who was already giving him lessons at the time, remained his only teacher. Kissin’s extraordinary talent became apparent at an early age. He was only ten when he made his debut as a soloist in a symphony concert, and he gave his first solo recital the following year. In 1988 Kissin was invited to audition for Herbert von Karajan, who on the spur of the moment engaged him for the Berlin Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve Concert. In 1990 Kissin finally made his debut in the United States with the piano concertos of Chopin, which he performed with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. Since then Kissin, who has been a British citizen since 2002 and an Israeli citizen since 2013, has worked with all the leading orchestras and conductors. Along with these appearances and solo recitals, he also gives chamber concerts, as for example in the current season with the Emerson and Kopelman Quartets. Since 2002 Kissin has additionally performed as a reciter of Jewish and Russian poetry. His discography has garnered such distinctions as the Diapason d’Or, the Grand Prix du Disque, and the Edison Prize; his recording of Prokofiev’s Concertos No. 2 and 3 won both, a Grammy Award (2009) and an Echo Klassik Award (2010). His most recent release, which appeared in September 2017, is an album of Beethoven sonatas. Evgeny Kissin holds honorary doctorates from the Manhattan School of Music and from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music (2005), and has won the Shostakovich Prize (2003), the Karajan Prize (2005), and the Premio Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (2007).

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 30 August 1993 in the First Piano Concerto of Sergei Prokofiev, with Claudio Abbado conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.

    November 2017

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