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Yevgeny Sudbin to inaugurate Philharmonic’s new Steinway concert grand


Russian-German pianist Yevgeny Sudbin will inaugurate Philharmonic’s newest piano—a Steinway concert grand—at a concert held Thursday at 8 pm in the Macedonian Philharmonic Hall.

The Steinway concert grand was a gift from the Strabag construction company.

Sudbin will perform the Piano Concerto and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 16, composed by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg in 1868.

According to the Telegraph, Sudbin is ‘potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century’, and the Independent has described him as ‘a pianist of uncommon sensitivity and refinement’.

Russian conductor Daniel Raiskin will direct.

The concert program includes Denmark’s leading composer Carl Nielsen’s Overture to his comic opera Masquerade (1906), Spanish composer Joaquín Turina’s La procesión del Rocío Op. 9 (1912), and French composer Maurice Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole (1908).