New Musical Generation is presenting the debut performance of unique piano duo: Evgeni Bozhanov and Yeol Eum Son at the only one concert in Lithuania. The concert is postponed from the 18th of March 2020 to 21st of October 2020 due to Corona virus situation in the country. The all bought tickets will be actual for the new date, listeners do not need to change anything.
Piano duo Evgeni Bozhanov and Yeol Eum Son
Evgeni Bozhanov piano
Yeol Eum Son piano
October 21st 19:00
Lithuanian national philharmonic hall, Vilnius
W. A. Mozart Sonata D major
Claude Debussy La apres midi d’un Faun
Maurice Ravel La Valse
Robert Schumann 6 Studies in Canon Form
Rafael Guastavino 2 Romances
W. A. Mozart – Franz Liszt Don Juan
At the box office of Lithianian national philharmonic hall and at Tiketa
Pianist Evgeni Bozhanov – one of the greatest discoveries in the classical music world over the past decade. Dallas Morning News marks: “Evgeni Bozhanov can produce more nuances of tone in a measure of music than most pianists find in a lifetime, but everything seems so organic.” Today he is invited to perform to all major concert halls, such as Berlin Philharmonie, London’s Royal Festival Hall, Musikverein Vienna, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall among others. He appeared at the Royal Festival Hall in London with the Philharmonia under the baton of Juraj Valcuha, with the Tonkünstler Orchester and conductor Yutaka Sado at the Wiener Musikverein as well as with the Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava and the Haydn Orchester in Bolzano. He accomplished his fifth Japan tour and his return to the United States playing a recital in Miami and concerts with the Houston Symphony.
Bozhanov won prizes at most important piano competitions, including the Van Cliburn in Fort Worth, Texas, USA and the Queen Elisabeth in Brussels. “One by one jury members stopped moving, stopped writing and became absorbed like spectators at a bonfire and simply sat back, watched and listened to this extraordinary outpouring of a supremely individual musical conception.”– wrote musical critic Michael Moran from Australia, who was following Van Cliburn competition.
Although Bozhanov was one of the clear audience favorites at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw in October 2010, he was not awarded the top prize, which led to a controversial debate in the Polish press and spontaneous invitations from the major Polish concert promoters and orchestras. Bozhanov’s playing elicits keenly enthusiastic reactions from audiences and critics alike.“I never thought I would witness piano playing of this quality again,” exclaimed an elderly lady in Warsaw. “I heard Lipatti, Horowitz, Michelangeli in concert – Bozhanov is from the same planet.” “He is a true artist, so different from other pianists. He is a painter. So many colours and dynamics in his playing. Master!”– wrote other listener.
Yeol Eum Son’s graceful and timeless interpretations, crystalline touch and versatile, thrilling performances have caught the attention of audiences worldwide. Yeol Eum has collaborated with major ensembles worldwide such as Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Dresdner Philharmoniker, The Tonkunstler Orchestra at the Grafenegg Festival, Bergen Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Seoul Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Moscow Virtuosi among many others.
Yeol Eum performs with conductors such as Dmitri Kitayenko, Valery Gergiev, Vasily Petrenko, Vladimir Spivakov, Omer Meir Wellber, Susanna Mälkki, Cristian Măcelaru, Jonathan Nott, Mikko Franck, Nicholas Collon, Andrew Manze and Yan Pascal Tortelier.
Most recently Yeol Eum made her BBC Prom debut with the BBC Philharmonic (Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15) for which Mark Thomas from Bachtrack states that Son mixed serenity with calm assertion, with a delicate but confident touch and an almost dream-like quality, particularly in the Andante, while also creating breathing space amongst all of Mozart’s technical intricacies. Further significant UK debuts in the 18/19 season included appearances at King’s Place with Aurora Orchestra (Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 21) and Wigmore Hall debut for a chamber collaboration with the cellist Natalie Klein. In the 19/20 season Yeol Eum makes her debut with Liverpool Philharmonic (Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto) and tours the major concert venues in the UK with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the left hand).
Significant concerti debuts across the 19/20 season include collaborations with Budapest Festival Orchestra (Rachmaninov No. 2); Singapore Symphony (Mozart No. 27); Australian debut with West Australian Symphony Orchestra (Mozart No. 21) and New Zealand debut with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (Mozart No. 27). In Spring 2020, Yeol Eum returns to Cologne to make her debut with the principle players from WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne interpreting Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 arranged for Piano and String Quintet. Later in the year, she rejoins forces as a soloist with WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne at the RadiRo Festival in Bucharest (Rachmaninov No. 2).
Yeol Eum’s new releases include two DECCA albums: recital CD Modern Times- featuring solo piano music written between 1910-1920 by Berg, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Ravel, and Schumann and Brahms CD with violinist Clara-Jumi Kang. In 2018, Yeol Eum was appointed Artistic Director of Music in PyeongChang in her native Korea where she is responsible for programming both summer and winter festivals at the Olympic site in PyeongChang.