Yegor Shevtsov

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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.

  • Claude DebussyEtudes (1915)
  • Pierre BoulezIncises (1994/2001)
  • Pierre BoulezUne page d'éphéméride (2005)
Argeo Ascani

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, Tanglewood, and the Kilkenny Arts Festival (Ireland), among others. This season, he has performed with Mark Morris Dance Group in Montpellier, France, and Tel Aviv, Israel, was a guest pianist at the Usinesonore Festival in Switzerland, performed the complete Chopin Etudes Op. 10 in New York, Alabama, and Finland, and conducted Yoav Gal’s opera Mosheh in New York City.

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, Shevtsov was praised by the Miami Herald for his “superb musicianship and evocative piano playing.”

Shevtsov was a Tanglewood Fellow in the summers of 2007 and 2008, where he had the opportunity to be coached privately and in master classes by such artists as James Levine, Garrick Ohlsson, Martin Katz, Dawn Upshaw, Renée Fleming, Emanuel Ax, Claude Frank, Ursula Oppens, and Yo-Yo Ma. In 2003, he was selected to participate in a month long intensive workshop on Beethoven’s piano sonatas with Daniel Barenboim at Carnegie Hall.

Shevtsov teaches piano and chamber music at the Manhattan School of Music. He also maintains a private teaching studio in New York. He is the recipient of the Pablo Casals Award from the Manhattan School, from where he holds a doctor of musical arts degree.

Yegor Shevtsov
Concert Hall
November 13, 2012, 7PM
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EMPAC 2012-2013 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by continuous support from the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts. Additional project support by the National Endowment for the Arts; the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the New York State Council for the Arts; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, and Fond for Utøvende Kunstner.

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NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
National Science Foundation
State of the Arts - NYSCA