EVGENY KISSIN

Day II: medici.tv
co-streamed by Deutsche Grammophon

17 July 2020 19:00

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Discover the programme of the Virtual Verbier Festival on medici.tv—partner of the Festival since 2007: 18 virtual days in the Swiss Alps with your favourite artists from 16 July 16 to 2 August.

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Evgeny Kissin appears courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon.

DG’s longstanding partnership with the Verbier Festival also encompasses audio releases with highlights from the Festival’s archives.

Before he was a teenager, Evgeny Kissin announced himself to the world as a musical genius, a preternaturally virtuosic pianist whose gifts have never ceased to amaze audiences and collaborators in the decades since. He is known for his unerring and ostensibly superhuman technique, which he skillfully marries with a refined artistic sensibility, a mature sense of dynamism and structure, and a lack of pretense. A notable mainstay of the Verbier Festival who participated in its very first edition in 1994, he has returned regularly to make incredible music and to listen to his idols perform.
This day devoted to the art of Evgeny Kissin gives us the perfect opportunity to revisit some of his mythical Verbier performances of years past, to marvel at his continued evolution from child prodigy to uncontested master, and to see why his name is often spoken alongside those of Horowitz, Rubinstein, and Richter.
HOSTS

CHARLOTTE GARDNER
music critic & journalist

CHRISTIAN THOMPSON
Head of Artistic Planning, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

WHAT TO EXPECT EACH FESTIVAL DAY

Hour 1
Exclusive newly recorded performances by each day’s featured artist(s) as well as interviews, stories and documentaries—old and new.

Hours 2–4
Favourite and previously unreleased footage of extraordinary Verbier Festival performances by each day’s featured artist.

Hour 5
The Verbier Festival Academy programmes take the spotlight
: interviews, masterclasses and rehearsal footage featuring each day’s featured artists.