San Francisco Performances is proud to present renowned pianist Evgeny Kissin, who returns to the Bay Area for his first appearance in six years.
The concert begins with three pieces from Prokofiev's famous score to "Romeo and Juliet," Opus 75, and continues with his powerful "Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Opus 84." This will be followed by Chopin's brilliant "Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Opus 61," and three of his striking Mazurkas: "C-sharp minor, Opus 30, No. 4," "A-flat Major, Opus 41, No. 4," and "A minor, Opus 59, No. 1." The evening concludes with Chopin's technically challenging "Etudes, Opus 10" and "Etudes, Opus 25."
A gifted pianist at an early age, Moscow-born Kissin has been showered with music awards and tributes from around the world. His recording of works by Scriabin, Medtner and Stravinsky won him a Grammy in 2006 for Best Instrumental Soloist and, in 2002, he was named Echo Klassik Soloist of the Year.
San Francisco Performances presented Kissin's Bay Area recital debut in 1991. Now, at 37, he is one of the most recognized and revered pianists of our time.
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