Rising-Star Violinist Yevgeny Kutik Gives Stirring Performance in Prague Debut Recital Held at Lobkowicz Palace
Russian-American concert violinist Yevgeny Kutik made his Prague debut in a recital for the members of The Lobkowicz Collections at Lobkowicz Palace on 23 May. The superbly talented Mr. Kutik, whose reviews from the United States to Europe are unanimous in praise of a rhapsodic style reminiscent of the Romantic masters, performed a demanding sixty-four minute program featuring Beethoven’s Sonata No. 3 in E Flat Major, Op. 12 No. 3, Ernst Bloch’s Nigun from ‘Baal Shem’, Leoš Janáček’s Romance, Henryk Wieniawski’s Polonaise No. 1 in D Major, Ravel’s Kaddish and Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108.
Accompanied on the piano by Martin Levický, one of the Czech Republic’s most gifted young pianists, Mr. Kutik’s moving performance brought the full Concert Hall to its feet moments after the final notes sounded. Beckoned back multiple times by the audience’s sustained applause, Mr. Kutik and Mr. Levický delighted attendees by playing one final piece – Claude Debussy’s Beau Soir.
This Members Event was made possible in part by Mr. Herb Burtis and The Ferris Burtis Music Foundation. Special thanks also go to Monika Havlová and Daniel Havel. To read more about the Lobkowicz Collections Membership Program, please visit our website. To become a member or to inquire further about the program, please write to email@example.com.
About Mr. Kutik
Born in 1985, Mr. Kutik made his debut with the Boston Pops and Maestro Keith Lockhart in 2003, playing Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto as the recipient of 1st prize in the Boston Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition. His performances have included highly successful appearances in the United States, Asia and Europe, where he has performed with the Tokyo Vivaldi Ensemble in Japan, as part of the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago and at the esteemed Verbier Festival in Switzerland. The 2011–2012 season has also featured his debuts with The Riverside Symphony at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall (New York) and with Germany’s Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock.