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Konstantin Soukhovetski, piano

Performing his own arrangements of Capriccio by Richard Strauss and La Traviataby Giuseppe Verdi (premiere).

Russian pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski presents a program of his own arrangements of music from operas by Richard Strauss, Handel, and Verdi in a staged recital directed by Tabitha Holbert.

Russian pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski is rapidly earning a reputation as a “young pianist who captivates” with his “distinctive lyricism”, “immaculate technique” and “vigor…refinement… and drama”. Before coming to the US in 1999, Mr. Soukhovetski toured France, Italy, Romania, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and North America. Prior to entering The Juilliard School where he has earned degrees under the tutelage of celebrated American pianist Jerome Lowenthal, Mr. Soukhovetski studied at the Moscow Central Special Music School under the auspices of Moscow State Conservatory with Anatoly Ryabov. Mr. Soukhovetski is a recipient of awards including: Third Prize at 2011 Bosendorfer International Piano Competition • Second Prize and Audience Prize at 2010 Ima Hogg International competition • First Prize and Audience Prize at 2007 New Orleans International Piano Competition • William Petschek Debut Recital Award • Second Prize at 2004 UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for new Americans • Third Prize at 2003 Cleveland International Piano Competition • Juilliard's Arthur Rubinstein Prize • Winner of Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer Competition • First Prize at the 2002 Hilton Head International Piano Competition • Second Prize at the 2002 Walter W. Naumburg International Piano Competition. Mr. Soukhovetski was born in Moscow to a family of artists and began his music studies at the age of four. His family resides in Moscow, Russia.