Yegor Shevtsov work in progress concert
Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7 PM
EMPAC Concert Hall
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
As part of an artist-in-residence recording project, pianist Yegor Shevtsov presents an in-progress performance of solo works by two giants of twentieth-century music. Separated by almost a century, Debussy’s Etudes and Boulez’s Incises intersect in both their French heritage and their substantial demands on a pianist’s control and technique. Rounding out the recital is Boulez’s most recent work for solo piano, une page d’éphéméride.
Yegor Shevtsov is a Ukrainian-born pianist based in New York City. As a soloist and a collaborative pianist, he has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Whitney Museum, and Tanglewood, among others.
In 2010, The New York Times lauded the “Mozartean elegance” that Shevtsov brought to his performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9. In a performance of Ralph Vaughn Williams’ On Wenlock Edge, he was praised by the Miami Herald for his “superb musicianship and evocative piano playing.” He holds a doctor of musical arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music.
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