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Pianist Konstantin Lifschitz was born in 1976 in Kharkov, Ukraine. He began his studies at the Gnessin Special Music School in Moscow and continued his education in Russia, England, and Italy under such musicians as Alfred Brendel, Hamish Milne, Leon Fleisher, and Charles Rosen. Since his debut in Moscow, Lifschitz has performed with numerous renowned orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and London Symphony Orchestra, under conductors including Mstislav Rostropovich, Sir Neville Marriner, Bernard Haitink, Sir Roger Norrington, Mikhail Yurovsky, and Marek Janowski. He also performs solo recitals at major festivals and in the most important concert halls worldwide.
Konstantin Lifschitz’s diverse repertoire is reflected in his extensive discography, which includes Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto and Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 18, K. 456, under Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He won the German Echo Klassik award already with his debut recording, featuring music by Bach, Schumann, Medtner, and Scriabin. Many of his CDs have received exceptional reviews. Lifschitz has also appeared as a conductor with such ensembles as the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Wernigerode, the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra of Vilnius, Musica Viva of Moscow, Lux Aeterna and the Gabrieli Choir of Budapest, Moscow Virtuosi, Solisti di Napoli of Naples, Dalarna Sinfonietta of Falun, and the Chamber Orchestra Arpeggione of Hohenems. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London and has been a professor at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts since 2008.Music@Menlo Debut