Yevgeny Sudbin has been hailed by the Telegraph as ‘potentially one of the greatest pianists of the twenty-first century’. In the midst of a seven-year and fourteen-album collaboration with BIS Records, all of Yevgeny’s recordings have met with critical acclaim and are regularly featured as ‘CD of the Month’ by BBC Music Magazine or ‘Editor’s Choice’ by Gramophone. His Scriabin recording was awarded ‘CD of the Year’ by the Telegraph and received the MIDEM Classical Award for ‘Best Solo Instrument Recording’ at Cannes. It was described by Gramophone as ‘a disc in a million’ while International Record Review stated that Yevgeny’s Rachmaninov recording ‘confirms him as one of the most important pianistic talents of our time’.
Yevgeny performs regularly in many of the world’s finest venues and concert series, both in recital and with orchestra. These include the Tonhalle Zurich; Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall (International Piano Series) and Wigmore Hall (London Pianoforte Series) in London; Concertgebouw (Meesterpianisten, Amsterdam); Avery Fisher Hall (New York) and Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco). Recent engagements and tours have included performances with orchestras such as the New Zealand Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Lucerne Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. His performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.1 at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall was described by the Telegraph as ‘sublime’.
Yevgeny has collaborated with some of the world’s most influential conductors including Neeme Järvi, Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Osmo Vänskä, Hannu Lintu, Tugan Sokhiev, Mark Wigglesworth, Andrew Litton and Dmitri Slobodeniouk. His love of chamber music has led him to collaborate with many other musicians including Alexander Chaushian, Ilya Gringolts, Hilary Hahn, Julia Fischer, the Chilingirian Quartet and many others. Appearances at festivals include Aspen, La Roque d’Antheron, Mostly Mozart and Verbier. In 2009, Yevgeny embarked on recording the complete cycle of Beethoven concertos with the Minnesota Orchestra, and the first two of these recordings have consistently received rave reviews. The last instalment featuring the first and second concertos will be recorded with the Tapiola Sinfonietta (under Osmo Vänskä) in 2014.
Future engagements include extensive USA tours, national Australian tours with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Asia with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, concerts and recordings with the BBC Symphony under Sakari Oramo, as well as recitals throughout the world including a return to the International Piano Series at London’s Southbank Centre.
In its centenary year in 2013, the Critics’ Circle announced its third annual Critics’ Circle Music Award, and Yevgeny was named the recipient of the ‘Exceptional Young Talent’ award in the instrumentalist category. In 2010, Yevgeny was given a prestigious Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Music in London where he is now a Visiting Professor.