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Evgeny Kissin to Perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 3/24

Pianist Evgeny Kissin, who gave the first recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall in October 2003, returns Monday, March 24, at 8 pm, with a program of works by Schubert and Scriabin. The performance begins with Schubert's Sonata in D major, D. 850, then continues with music by Scriabin - Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor, Op. 19 and selections from his Twelve Études, Op. 8. The performance is part of the LA Phil's 2013/14 Colburn Celebrity Recitals series.

The Colburn Celebrity Recitals series for the 2013/14 season present virtuoso performances by world-renowned artists. Remaining recitals for the season are: pianist Yefim Bronfman and violinist/violist Pinchas Zukerman (April 4); pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque in a Minimalist Jukebox festival performance (April 8); and violinist Midori (April 23).

Evgeny Kissin's musicality, the depth and poetic quality of his interpretations, and his extraordinary virtuosity have earned him the veneration and admiration deserved only by one of the most gifted classical pianists of his generation and, arguably, generations past. He is in demand the world over, and has appeared with many of the world's great conductors, as well as all the great orchestras of the world. Kissin's recordings have also received numerous awards and accolades, having contributed significantly to the library of masterpieces recorded by the world's greatest performers. Past awards have included the Edison Klassiek in The Netherlands, and the Diapason d'Or and the Grand Prix of La Nouvelle Academie du Disque in France. His recording of works by Scriabin, Medtner and Stravinsky (RCA Red Seal) won him a Grammy in 2006 for Best Instrumental Soloist and, in 2002, he was named Echo Klassik Soloist of the Year. His most recent Grammy for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (with orchestra) was awarded in 2010 for his recording of Prokofiev's Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy (EMI Classics). Kissin's extraordinary talent inspired Christopher Nupen's documentary film, Evgeny Kissin: The Gift of Music, which was released in 2000 on video and DVD by RCA Red Seal.

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