Yegor Shevtsov enjoys a multi-faceted career as a solo pianist, chamber musician, recording artist, collaborator, and educator. His performances have been singled out for their “Mozartean elegance,” “perfect lucidity” (New York Times), and “superb musicianship” (Miami Herald). His recent engagements have included appearances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York), Ojai Festival (California), National Theater in Taipei (Taiwan), New World Center (Florida), Weill Recital Hall (New York), Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Japan), and Auditorio de Ciudad de León (Spain). Shevtsov’s recent CD release, “…avec un frisson,” featuring late piano music of Debussy and Boulez, was named by Rhapsody as one of the top 25 classical releases of 2014.
Yegor Shevtsov has performed with Mivos Quartet, American String Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, Bang on a Can, Alarm Will Sound, red fish blue fish, Red Light New Music, Argento Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Wet Ink Ensemble, and Manhattan Sinfonietta, among others. Among the composers who have heard Shevtsov perform their works are Pierre Boulez, John Luther Adams, Elliott Carter, Charles Wuorinen, Steve Reich, and George Crumb.
As a student and a Tanglewood Fellow, Yegor Shevtsov had the opportunity to be coached by some of the world’s finest musicians, such as Daniel Barenboim (at his Carnegie Hall Beethoven Sonata Workshop in 2003), Emmanuel Ax, Claude Franck, Garrick Ohlsson, James Levine, Nina Svetlanova, Ursula Oppens, Martin Katz, Jeffrey Swann, Edna Golandsky, Craig Rutenberg, Dawn Upshaw, Kristine Brewer, and Yo-Yo Ma.
Yegor Shevtsov is a dedicated educator; his piano and chamber music students have won many young artist competitions. He holds his doctoral degree from Manhattan School of Music.
Yegor Shevtsov was born in Lviv, Ukraine, where he began to play piano at an early age. Before coming to the United States, Shevtsov was a George Soros scholar in economics and a champion ballroom dancer. He currently studies flamenco in the studio of Soledad Barrio.
He has been a member of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2003.