Evgeny Kissin – Classical Pianist

Published Date   07th Jun. 2019, 12:06 pm  Update Date: July 19th, 2019  10:18 pm
Evgeny Kissin – Classical Pianist
Quick Info
Birth Name: Evgeny Igorevich Kissin
Birth Place: Moscow, Russia
Birth Sign: Libra
Father: Igor Kissin
Mother: Emilia Kissin
Spouse: Karina Arzumanova
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Date of Birth: 10/10/1971
Age: 52 years old
Nationality: Russian
Net Worth: $1 million

Evgeny Igorevich Kissin was born on October 10, 1971, in Moscow. He is a Russian Classical pianist. He is best known for his interpretations of the works of the romantic era like those of Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Evgeny Kissin‘s net worth is estimated at $1 million. His father is Igor Kissin, an Engineer and his mother is Emilia Kissin, a piano teacher. He has an elder sister Ella Kissin, who is a piano player herself. Evgeny is married to his wife Karina Arzumanova, his childhood friend.

Net Worth And Earnings

As mentioned earlier, Evgeny Kissin’s net worth is estimated at $1 million. He has amassed the wealth from his travels, tours, and performances. Moreover, some sources suggest that he takes several thousand for one concert and double or more for some private corporate concerts.

Pianist Evgeny Kissin

Young Evgeny Kissin with his piano. Image Source: Andrew Solomon.

Kissin made his debut performance at the age of ten. In 1985, Kissin made his first appearance out of Russia and went to Eastern Europe. After a year, he made his first tour to Japan.

Kissin was recognized as a child prodigy. And, he takes music as one of the biggest mysteries in the universe. Kissin began studying piano at the Gnessin State Musical College in Moscow. Kissin’s teacher was Anna Kantor and remains the only piano teacher of Kissin.

Evgeny Kissin and his teacher Anna Kantor

Anna Kantor is the only piano teacher of Evgeny Kissin. Image Source: Andrew Solomon.

Kissin gave his first piano recital in Carnegie Hall’s centennial season. He gave the first solo piano recital in the history of The Proms in London in 1997.

Kissin played Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Herbert von Karajan at the Berlin Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve Concert which was broadcast internationally. From all of his profession, Kissin must have amassed a huge amount of sum.

Evgeny Kissin Current Status

As of 2019, Kissin is in his late forties. And the recent reviews remark changes on Kissin’s playing. Nevertheless, his reputation that he gained as the youngest of the biggest talents pertains.

Evgeny Kissin at Barbican Hall in London

Evgeny Kissin at the Barbican Hall in London. Image Source: Blouin Artinfo.

But some say Kissin has adopted a monochromatic approach and lost the sense of a bigger musical picture. Yet all of them sense “a relaxed player delivering refinement and gravitas”.

Achievements And Contribution In Other Fields Of Music

The talented pianist has been bestowed with many musical awards and tributes from all around the globe. He also received the Crystal Prize of the Osaka Symphony Hall for the best performance of the year in 1986. Furthermore, he was a special guest at the 1992 Grammy Awards Ceremony. Kissin also became Musical America’s youngest Instrumentalist of the Year in 1995.



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Kissin excels at classical music. But he has also given recitations of Yiddish and Russian poetry. His String Quartet (2016) was recorded by Kopelan Quartet on Nimbus Records.

Relationships And Family

As for relationships, Kissin married his childhood friend, Karina Arzumanova on 10 March 2017. The wedding took place in Prague.

Evgeny Kissin with his wife

Evgeny Kissin married his childhood friend,  Karina Arzumanova on 10 March 2017. Image Source: Hayernaysor

Kissin is the son to the wonderful parents, Emilia Kissin and Igor Kissin. Kissin’s mother Emilia taught piano to local children. While Kissin’s father Igor was a hardworking Engineer. His elder sister is Alla, ten years older than him. Like Kissin, Alla is also an accomplished pianist.

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