Yegor Shevtsov is a solo pianist, writer, chamber musician, recording artist, collaborator and educator.
His performances have been singled out for their “Mozartean elegance,” “perfect lucidity” in The New York Times and “superb musicianship” in The Miami Herald.
His recent engagements have included appearances at Bergen International Festival (Norway), Fajr Festival (Iran), Lincoln Center (USA), Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Japan), the National Theater in Taipei (Taiwan), Ultima Festival (Norway) and Auditorio de Ciudad de León (Spain), as well as collaborative and solo recitals in Italy, United Kingdom, and across the United States.
His recording of the piano music of Claude Debussy and Pierre Boulez was selected by rhapsody.com as one of the top 25 classical albums of 2013. He is prominently featured on several recent recordings, Reiko Füting’s Gelöschte Namen (September 2015), Red Light New Music’s Barbary Coast (July 2015), Dmitri Tymoczko’s Rube Goldberg Variations(2017) and James Newton’s The Manual of Light (2018).
Since 2019, Yegor Shevtsov has been is a fulltime member of Arktisk Filharmoni, an innovative chamber orchestra located in Bodø, Norway. Yegor Shevtsov’s most significant artistic associations have been with Red Light New Music, a ground-breaking contemporary music collective; Mark Morris, a world-renowned choreographer; New World Symphony, America’s orchestral academy founded by Michael Tilson Thomas; American Ballet Theatre, one of the world’s premier ballet companies; Mischa Bouvier, an award-winning baritone; avant-garde composers Reiko Fueting, Yoav Gal, Andrew Noble and Scott Wollschleger. He has also appeared in concert with members of many renowned ensembles, such as the American String Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Talea, International Contemporary Ensemble, Bang on a Can, red fish blue fish, Alarm Will Sound, Argento Ensemble, Wet Ink Ensemble and Manhattan Sinfonietta, among others. Among the composers who have heard Yegor Shevtsov perform their works are Pierre Boulez, John Luther Adams, Elliott Carter, Charles Wuorinen, Georg Friedrich Haas, Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen and George Crumb.
Yegor Shevtsov has been coached by some of the world’s finest musicians, such as Daniel Barenboim in his Beethoven Sonata Workshop at Carnegie Hall, Emmanuel Ax, Claude Franck, Garrick Ohlsson, James Levine, Ursula Oppens, Carol Wincenc, Martin Katz, Jeffrey Swann, Andre-Michel Schub, Craig Rutenberg, Dawn Upshaw, Christine Brewer and Yo-Yo Ma.
Photo: Sondre Skjelvik / Bodø NU.