Violinist Yevgeny Kutik Gives Solo Recital at SubCulture Tonight
Twenty-eight-year-old Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, who has been recognized for his old-world sound and technical virtuosity, will perform a solo recital in celebration of his new album, Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures, at SubCulture in New York City tonight, March 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Kutik's recital will include selections from his album, which features recordings of sheet music found in one of two suitcases the Kutik family brought to the United States when they emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1990. Music from the Suitcase, which will be released by Marquis Classics on April 15, will be available for early sale exclusively for SubCulture audience members following the recital. Tickets are $15 or $25 for a ticket and CD, and are available at the door and from www.subculturenewyork.com.
Along with works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky, Music from the Suitcase includes rarely recorded works by Andrei Eshpai, Aram Khachaturian, Anton Rubinstein, and Gyorgy Sviridov, with a song by M. M. Warshawsky transcribed for violin. The album was recorded with pianist Timothy Bozarth, a Beethoven Fellow of the American Pianists Association, and includes liner notes written by Mr. Kutik. The album is currently available for preorder on Amazon.
Yevgeny Kutik made his debut in 2003 with Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops after placing first in the Boston Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition. He has since gone on to perform with many regional orchestras in the United States, including the Riverside Symphony at Alice Tully Hall and 92nd Street Y, with whom he gave the New York premiere of George Tsontakis' Violin Concerto No. 2. He has performed abroad with Germany's Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock and WDR Rundfunk Orchestra Köln, Montenegro's Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, and Japan's Tokyo Vivaldi Ensemble. He has also appeared in recital in Chicago, Miami, New York, Washington, DC, Montreal, Munich, Prague, and Tokyo and has performed at festivals including the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele (Germany), Tanglewood, and Verbier (Switzerland). Mr. Kutik is featured in episode six of Gerard Schwarz's All-Star Orchestra, a made-for-television educational classical music concert series, performing Joseph Schwantner's The Poet's Hour - Soliloquy for Violin. The series was broadcast nationally on public television and was recently released on DVD by Naxos.