Konstantin Lifschitz / piano
“The most powerful pianistic interpretation since Glenn Gould’s.” Edward Rothstein for The New York Times
Konstantin Lifschitz became irresistibly attracted to the piano from a very young age, playing by ear and improvising with total absorption for hours. His aptitude for his chosen instrument was so remarkable that at age five he was accepted by the renowned Moscow Gnessin Special Middle School of Music. He continued his studies in Russia, England and Italy. The “New Names" programme brought Konstantin Lifschitz to the attention of renowned conductor Vladimir Spivakov, who immediately arranged for Lifschitz to perform Bach’s Concerto in D minor with the Moscow Virtuosi in Moscow and on a tour in Japan. At age 13, Lifschitz presented a landmark recital in the chamber hall of the Russian Academy of Music, where the crowd responded with an overwhelming enthusiasm having established him as a major artist. Lifschitz has since appeared in prestigious venues throughout the world with renowned orchestras such as the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, the SWR-Sinfonieorchester and the Theater Philharmonie Essen.