Kirill Richterofficial Classical:NEXT 2018 showcase

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  • Alena Zinovieva (violin)
  • August Krepak (cello)
  • Kirill Richter  (piano)
  • country:
    Russian Federation
  • label:
    not signed
  • type:
    Solo, Composer/Songwriter, Trio
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Russian pianist Kirill Richter is a star in ascent. Richter’s shows have an atmosphere like a crowded club show. His audiences are ready to mob the stage at any moment, carried away by exuberance. Case in point: at an outdoor performance in St. Petersburg last summer a rapt audience sprang into action when rain began falling, shielding Richter and fellow performers with umbrellas while staring bug-eyed at the musicians.

Richter doesn’t offer the wildest, most outlandish shows. He’s no musical libertine. What makes Richter’s music so affecting, and effective, is a steadfast commitment to presentation. Every moment is taut. A repeated figure always leads somewhere. Intervals of repose last long enough – as long as a drawn breath – to make subsequent bombast stunningly effective.

It’s still early days in Kirill Richter’s career, but clearly great things lie ahead. Even road-hardened musicians should take note of Richter’s compelling blueprint.



  • Kirill Richter

    date:17 May 2018
    type:Classical:NEXT 18 Showcase

Kirill Richter


by Igor Klepnev

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