Following his extraordinary debuts as a pianist, while he was still a child (everyone can picture the 12 year-old boy playing Chopin with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dimitri Kitaenko), Evgeny Kissin is considered one of the greatest pianists of our time. His perfect virtuosity, the lyricism of his interpretations but also his phenomenal charisma made him one of the most beloved artists of his generation.
This programme features works for solo piano by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt, some of his favourite composers.
Picture: Evgeny Kissin © Aline Paley
The first solo piano recital in the BBC Proms's history (1997)