Up-and-coming Russian pianist makes his Minnesota debut

by Alison Young, Minnesota Public Radio
November 14, 2006

Pianist Yevgeny Sudbin is a 20-something wunderkind. His debut disc of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti earned an "Editor's Choice" in Gramophone magazine.

Lately, he's been traveling the world, performing an eclectic choice of repertoire to high critical praise. Sudbin performed a Chopin Society recital in St. Paul on Sunday. He's scheduled to return to the Twin Cities next year for a performance with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Sudbin stopped by Minnesota Public Radio's Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio to talk with Alison Young and perform "L'Isle Joyeuse" ("The Joyous Isle") by Claude Debussy. Sudbin says he tries to ignore all of the critical praise he's been receiving lately.

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