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date: 15 October 2019

Kissin, Evgeny Igorevich free

Born 10 Oct. 1971; s of Igor Kissin and Emilia Kissina; m 2017, Karina Arzumanova

concert pianist

Education

Gnessin Special Sch. of Music, Moscow; Gnessin Russian Acad. of Music, Moscow

Career

Début, Moscow State Philharmonic Orch., conducted by Dmitry Kitaenko, Great Hall, Moscow Conservatoire, 1984; toured Japan, 1986; European début with Berlin Radio Orch., 1987; UK début with BBC Manchester Orch., Lichfield Fest., 1987; USA début with NY Philharmonic Orch., 1990. Has made numerous recordings. Hon. RAM 2005. Hon. DMus Manhattan Sch. of Music, 2001; Hon. DLitt Hong Kong, 2009; Hon. Dr Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem, 2010. Musician of the Year, Chigiana Music Acad., Italy, 1991; Instrumentalist of the Year, Musical America mag., 1994; Triumph Award for outstanding contrib. to Russian culture, Triumph Ind. Charity Foundn, 1997; various awards for recordings in UK, France, Holland, incl. Grammy Award, 2006

Publications

Evgeny Kissin: memoirs and reflections, 2017

Recreations

reading, long and fast walks, getting together with friends

Address

c/o Askonas Holt Ltd, 15 Fetter Lane EC4A 1BW

(020) 7400 1700