Konstantin Soukhovetski is rapidly earning a reputation as a “young pianist who captivates” with his
“distinctive lyricism”, “immaculate technique” and “vigor…refinement… and drama”.
This season marks Mr. Soukhovetski’s debuts with the Houston Symphony, TX and The Manchester Music Festival Orchestra, VT as well as critically acclaimed debut recital at London’s Wigmore Hall. Mr. Soukhovetski returns this season to perform with the Asheville Symphony, NC and Austin Symphony, MN. This season’s recitals include The Steinway Hall, NYC; Piano en Valois Festival in Angoulême, France; Southampton Cultural Center, NY; Ridotto Series in Huntington, NY and Music for Youth, Southport, CT among others. Mr. Soukhovetski is the Silver Medal and Audience Prize winner of 2010
Ima Hogg International Competition in Houston, TX and is recipient of the Bronze Medal at the 2011 Bosendorfer International Piano Competition in Tempe, AZ.
Winner of the prestigious William Petschek Debut Recital Award, Mr. Soukhovetski appeared last season with The Louisiana Philharmonic, LA; Kennett Symphony, PA; Baton Rouge Symphony, LA and Acadiana Symphony. Among his solo recitals were Evelyn Miller Series in Knoxville, TN; Gala for Auburn Symphony Orchestra, Auburn, CA; Manchester Music Festival, VT, 21-Century Club, Cleveland, OH; The Prizery, South Boston, VA and at Loyola University’s Roussel Hall presented by the Music Society of New Orleans. Following his 2006 William Petschek Debut Recital Award performance at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NY The New York Times headlined its review “Romanticism so intense it warms up Philip Glass.”
Mr. Soukhovetski has worked with an array of distinguished conductors, among them: Daniel Meyer, Gérard Korsten, Rebecca Miller, James DePriest, Emmanuel Siffert, Jahja Ling, François-Xavier Roth, Doron Salomon, Timothy Muffitt, Conrad von Alphen, Michael Goodwin, Steven Ramsey, Mary Woodmansee Green, Enrique Bátiz, Alan Stephenson, David Scarr, Omri Hadari, Andrew Grams and Emil Tabakov.
Career Highlights of the past several seasons include: Asheville Symphony, NC; Juilliard Symphony, NYC; Auburn Symphony Orchestra, CA; Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, LA, 14-performance tour of South Africa in March 2007, Rockefeller University, NYC; Louvre Museum, Paris, Pianofest Gala at Music Academy of The West, Santa Barbara, CA, Amman, Jordan and Beirut, Lebanon; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; Pro Arte Musical, San Juan, Puerto Rico Mr. Soukhovetski also performed on Regent’s Seven Seas Voyager with the members of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. ”. His radio appearances have included a one-hour live performance on NPR’s Performance Today hosted by Fred Child; a feature on WQXR’s Young Artist Showcase and TV appearances on South Carolina’s Talk of the Town and Lowcountry Today talk-shows.
Mr. Soukhovetski’s Johannesburg Debut Recital was voted the third of ten top most important cultural events of the years 2005 and 2007 by South African National Newspaper Die Burger.
During New York Winter Salon at Steinway Hall, December 2007, Mr. Soukhovetski debuted as a composer presenting two world premieres: transcription of the last scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin for violin and piano and choreographed scene for piano, soprano and a dancer Olympian Dream.
This year Mr. Soukhovetski will make his film debut starring in two independent feature films to be released in 2011 and 2012 respectively: Dishonorable Vendetta and Andrei.
Before coming to the US in 1999, Mr. Soukhovetski toured France, Italy, Romania, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and North America. Prior to entering The Juilliard School where he has earned his BM, MM and AD degrees under the tutelage of celebrated American pianist Jerome Lowenthal Mr. Soukhovetski studied at the Moscow Central Special Music School under the auspices of Moscow State Conservatory with Anatoly Ryabov.
Mr. Soukhovetski is a recipient of over 15 awards including:
Third Prize at 2011 Bosendorfer International Piano Competition • Second Prize and Audience Prize at 2010 Ima Hogg International competition • First Prize and Audience Prize at 2007 New Orleans International Piano Competition • William Petschek Debut Recital Award • Second Prize at 2004 UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for new Americans • Third Prize at 2003 Cleveland International Piano Competition • Juilliard's Arthur Rubinstein Prize • Winner of Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer Competition • First Prize at the 2002 Hilton Head International Piano Competition • Second Prize at the 2002 Walter W. Naumburg International Piano Competition.
Mr. Soukhovetski was born in Moscow to a family of artists and began his music studies at the age of four. His family resides in Moscow, Russia