SUDBIN TO PERFORM – The Coast Reporter – April 3, 2009

Yevgeny Sudbin, the Russian-born pianist hailed as “one of the most important talents of our time,” returns to the Coast for his second appearance with the Coast Recital Society, Saturday afternoon at the Raven’s Cry Theatre in Sechelt.

Sudbin will perform to a sell-out audience here and continue on to greet a capacity crowd Sunday at the Chan Centre in Vancouver.

“B.C. concert-goers are indeed fortunate to see such a brilliant artist with a huge, glittering musical future ahead of him. His recitals are full of revelation and his recordings magical,” says CRS Artistic Director Frances Heinsheimer Wainwright.

Sudbin is scheduled to play works by Domenico Scarlatti, Franz Joseph Haydn, Frédéric Chopin, Sergei Prokofiev and Nikolai Medtner. During his current North American tour he has appeared with symphony orchestras in North Carolina, Minneapolis, Seattle and San Francisco, with recitals in Miami, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York City, Montreal and Kansas City.

Born in St. Petersburg in 1980, Sudbin displayed exceptional musical talents from an early age. In 1987 he entered the Specialist Music School of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, continued his studies in Berlin and then moved to London (where he still lives) and to the Royal Academy of Music. His teachers include stars of the piano world such as Murray Perahia, Claude Frank, Leon Fleisher, Stephen Hough and others.