Evgeny Kissin has spent most of his life in the public eye, living one of classical music's most inspiring success stories as a preternaturally gifted child prodigy who has more than lived up to his promise. With a technique as breathtaking as ever and an artistic sensibility that has only grown more refined over the years, Kissin continues to sell out venues all over the world to music lovers who know that every Kissin performance is a capital-e Event. Here at the storied Musikverein in Vienna, the virtuoso performs an era-spanning program beginning with Bach's ingenious Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, continuing with Mozart's sparkling Sonata in D and one of Chopin's stormiest Polonaises, and finishing with a selection of masterpieces by Rachmaninov, the great Russian Romantic whose music Kissin evidently feels in his soul.
Berliner Philharmoniker: 2011 New Year's Concert
Royal Albert Hall
Verbier Festival 2014