Pianist Yegor Shevtsov enjoys a multi-faceted career as a solo performer, chamber musician, recording artist, collaborator and educator. His performances have been singled out for their “Mozartean elegance” (The New York Times) and “superb musicianship” (The Miami Herald). His recent notable engagements have included appearances as a concerto soloist at Symphony Space (New York), Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Japan), the National Theater in Taipei (Taiwan), and Auditorio de Ciudad de León (Spain). Yegor Shevtsov’s numerous solo recitals have included music spanning four hundred years of keyboard music, from Couperin, Rameau and Scarlatti to many composers of his generation. In the 2012-2013 season, Yegor Shevtsov has performed across the United States at Ojai Festival (California), Present Music Season Finale in Milwaukee (WI), Rockport Chamber Music Festival (MA), as well as ShapeShifter Lab, Roulette and Barbès (New York). Most recently, he recorded …avec un frisson, an album of late piano music of Debussy and Boulez, released on New Focus Recordings (FCR132).

Yegor Shevtsov’s most significant artistic associations have been with Mark Morris, a world-renowned choreographer; Red Light New Music, a ground-breaking contemporary music collective; New World Symphony, America’s orchestral academy founded by Michael Tilson Thomas; American Ballet Theatre, one of the world’s premier ballet companies; Mischa Bouvier, an award-winning baritone; avant-garde composers Reiko Fueting, Yoav Gal, Andrew Noble and Scott Wollschleger. He has also appeared in concert with members of many renowned ensembles, such as the American String Quartet, Mivos Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, Bang on a Can, red fish blue fish, Alarm Will Sound, Argento Ensemble, Wet Ink Ensemble and Manhattan Sinfonietta, among others. Among the composers who have heard Yegor Shevtsov perform their works are Pierre Boulez, John Luther Adams, Elliott Carter, Charles Wuorinen, Steve Reich and George Crumb.

Yegor Shevtsov’s principal piano teachers have been Nina Svetlanova, Sergey Edelman and Edna Golandsky. Yegor Shevtsov has been coached by some of the world’s finest musicians, such as Daniel Barenboim in his Beethoven Sonata Workshop at Carnegie Hall, Emmanuel Ax, Claude Franck, Garrick Ohlsson, James Levine, Ursula Oppens, Carol Wincenc, Martin Katz, Jeffrey Swann, Andre-Michel Schub, Craig Rutenberg, Dawn Upshaw, Christine Brewer and Yo-Yo Ma.

Yegor Shevtsov was born in Lviv, Ukraine, where he began to play piano and dance competitively at an early age. After completing an Economics degree in Ukraine and the Netherlands as a George Soros International Scholar, he moved to New York, where he continued his musical training at the Manhattan School of Music and Tanglewood Music Center. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree with his dissertation on unpublished song orchestrations of Maurice Ravel, which he presents at international musicological conferences. Yegor Shevtsov is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and the MSM Precollege Division. He currently studies flamenco in the studio of Soledad Barrio.