Evgeny Rivkin


Evgeny Rivkin was born in Russia and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he studied with Professor Evgeny Malinin. He has been the recipient of many major awards, including top prizes in the USSR National Piano Competition in 1977, the Sixth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Bayerische Rundfunk Competition in Munich, in 1985, as well as the L. MacMahon International Competition in Lawton, Oklahoma. He has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in Italy, France, Hungary, Germany, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Yugoslavia, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and other countries in live performances as well as radio and TV broadcasts, always earning enthusiastic praise for his exciting pianism and sensitive artistry.  Mr. Rivkin has made symphonic appearances and presented solo recitals in many world-famous halls, such as the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Great Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society, Hercules-Saal in Munich, Gewandhaus Hall in Leipzig,, Wagner Hall in Riga, Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Weill Carnegie Hall in New York and others.  His repertoire includes all the keyboard concertos of J.S.Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and the piano concertos of Schumann, Liszt, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Brahms, Grieg, etc., and the major solo literature from the Classical and Romantic eras.  Mr. Rivkin has recorded for A-RAM and Melodiya labels in Russia, Sintez Records of Latvia, and the United States, and ACA Recordings. “Treat yourself to this fine rendition,” wrote Fanfare magazine about his recording of Tchaikovsky’s G major Piano Sonata and The Seasons, adding that Rivkin brings out the best of this music. Mr. Rivkin has been a Professor of Piano at the University of Georgia since 1995.