Konstantin Lifschitz Piano Recital Date: Venue:
Nov 7 — 8 pm Shenzhen Nanshan Culture Theatre At the age of 5, Lifschitz came to the Gnessin Specialized Music School in Moscow. Tatiana Zelikman was his most important teacher. When he was 13 he gave his first recital at the House of the Unions in Moscow that was greeted with enthusiasm. At the final exam in 1994 he played the Goldberg Variations, Gaspard de la nuit and works by Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin. His other teachers were Teodor Gutman, Vladimir Tropp, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Fou Ts’ong, Alfred Brendel, Leon Fleischer, Rosalyn Tureck, Hamish Milne and Charles Rosen. Lifschitz did not participate in any piano contests. After the Perestroika he started to give concerts in major European cities. Among the orchestras he played with are I Solisti Veneti, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductors were Andrey Boreyko, Bernard Haitink, Eliahu Inbal and Marek Janowski.