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|Yevgeny Sudbin Returns for Concerts and Recording Sessions|
|Posted: October 25, 2008|
Mr. Sudbin, who plays with a spine-tingling brilliance that has been compared to that of a young Vladimir Horowitz, is garnering lavish praise from critics and audiences around the world. He is widely recognized as one of the world’s most interesting and exciting young pianists.
Of his performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, The Times (London) said: “Once Sudbin leaps up those opening octaves, memories of [other] performances quickly fade…[he] gives us another concerto entirely: exciting, forward looking, with harmonies and structural shifts that constantly take us by surprise.”
The Daily Telegraph (London) calls him “one of the most fascinating and auspiciously talented pianists of the younger generation,” and “potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century.”
Mr. Sudbin will perform Medtner’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 50, a work he will also record as featured guest artist on the second of two compact discs the North Carolina Symphony will release under the Scandinavian classical music label BIS. In January of this year, Sudbin performed and recorded Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4, the first of the two works to be heard on this CD, due for release in 2010.
Other works on the November programs include Beethoven’s brawny Coriolan Overture and Shostakovich’s taut and energetic Symphony No. 1.
For tickets or more information, visit the Symphony website or call the box office at 919.733.2750, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.
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