Ukrainian pianist, a major artist since age 13, nominated for a Grammy for the recording of his graduation recital. Records for Denon and Palexa labels.
Konstantin LifschitzMar. 20, 2005

At 13, Konstantin Lifschitz established himself as a major artist in a landmark recital in the chamber music hall of the Russian Academy of Music. His graduation recital from the Gnessin Special Middle School of Music in Moscow at age 17 opened with Bach’s Goldberg Variations. This recording by Denon Records was released in 1996, nominated for a Grammy Award, and described by the New York Times Critic Eric Rothstein as ‘the most powerful interpretation since Gould’. Two years later Mr. Lifschitz made his first appearance in the U.S. at the Miami Festival of Discovery, and the following year saw his debut with the Chicago Symphony under the direction of Rostropovich. Major orchestral engagements and important recitals quickly followed and Mr. Lifschitz made numerous appearances in Europe and Asia, collaborating with top chamber musicians, among others violinists Kremer, Vengerov and Josefowicz, and cellists Rostropovich, Maisky and Harrell.

LMMC return engagement.

Programme:

 CHOPIN Nocturne in C sharp minor, Opus 27 No. 1
Nocturne in D flat major, Opus 27 No. 2
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Opus 61
 RYABOV The Adriatic Wave, Opus 65 No. 3
Sketches of the Temple in a Parallel World, Opus 64
 BEETHOVEN Sonata in B flat major, Opus 106 'Hammerklavier'