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Yevgeny Kutik, violin
Program
 
 
 
STRAVINSKY

Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss

 
 
SCHNITTKE

Sonata No. 1

 
 
PROKOFIEV

Waltz from Cinderella
Sonata No. 2 in D Major

 
 
RUBENSTEIN

Romance in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 1 (arr. Wieniawski)

 
 
ANDREIA PINTO CORREIA

Litania (commissioned by Washington Performing Arts)

 
 
GITY RAZAZ

Cadenza for the Once Young (commissioned by Washington Performing Arts)

 
 

Performance Information

“Dark-hued tone and razor sharp technique” – New York Times

Distinguished Belarusian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik performs Russian miniature works drawn from a single suitcase of sheet music that his family brought to the United States when they emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1990. A onetime pupil of Roman Totenberg, Kutik has distinguished himself as an artist who combines consummate artistry with intellectual rigor and a commitment to representing stories of the displaced. His “evocative” recordings (New York Times) have garnered widespread critical recognition (including a spot on the Boston Globe’s “Best of 2016” list) and popular support—including a #5 ranking on the Billboard classical chart.

Program includes works by STRAVINSKY, PROKOFIEV, SHOSTAKOVICH, and others, as well as new works by GITY RAZAZ and ANDREIA PINTO CORREIA (commissioned by Washington Performing Arts)

Linger Longer: Following the concert, join us for a talkback with Kutik and NPR’s Nina Totenberg, who has followed Kutik’s career since his student days under her father’s tutelage.

Anna Polonsky, piano

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