World-renowned pianist Evgeny Kissin will give a concert at Aram Khachatryan Concert Hall on September 2.
Evgeny Kissin, one of the greatest pianists of our time, was born in Moscow in October 1971 and began to play by ear and improvise on the piano at the age of two. He came to international attention in March 1984 when, at the age of twelve, he performed Chopin's Piano Concertos 1 and 2 in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory with the Moscow State Philharmonic under Dmitri Kitaenko.
Kissin's first appearances outside Russia were in 1985 in Eastern Europe, followed a year later by his first tour of Japan. In 1987 he made his West European debut at the Berlin Festival. In 1988 he toured Europe with the Moscow Virtuosi and Vladimir Spivakov and also made his London debut with the London Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. In December of the same year he performed with Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic in a New Year's concert which was broadcast internationally, with the performance repeated the following year at the Salzburg Easter Festival. Audio and video recordings of the New Year's concert were made by Deutsche Grammophon.
He was special guest at the 1992 Grammy Awards Ceremony, broadcast live to an audience estimated at over one billion, and became Musical America 's youngest Instrumentalist of the Year in 1995. He has been granted two Grammy awards.
Musical awards and tributes from around the world have been showered upon Kissin.
He will give a solo concert in Armenia and will perform the works by classical composers, including Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn and Liszt.