Sergey Schepkin, piano at New School of Music
Pianist Sergey Schepkin has performed worldwide, and made his Carnegie Hall recital début in 1993 (at Weill Recital Hall) to an enthusiastic reception from the audience and The New York Times. He has performed for the Celebrity Series of Boston; Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; the LACMA and Maestro Chamber Series in Los Angeles; Londons Steinway Hall and Proms at St Judes; the National Concert Hall in Dublin; the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki; the Grand and Chamber Philharmonic Halls in St. Petersburg; the Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo; and the Kyoto Concert Hall, to name just a few places.
Schepkin’s vast repertoire includes solo, concerto, and chamber works written over the past four hundred years. He is a well-known interpreter of keyboard works by Johann Sebastian Bach, and was hailed by The New York Times as a formidable Bach pianist . . . [who] plays . . . with the clarity of a harpsichordist and the passion and drama of a young Glenn Gould. For over twenty years, Schepkin has been embarked on a large-scale project that aims to record Bachs entire keyboard output on the modern piano while using historical performance practice as a source of knowledge and inspiration, and he has recorded such major works as The Well-Tempered Clavier, the Goldberg Variations, the Italian Concerto, the French Overture, the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, and the French Suites. His latest album, that of Bach Partitas, was released on the Steinway & Sons label in July 2016 to enthusiastic reviews and was featured as the CD of the Week by WGBH/WCRB (Boston Public Radio). His recordings of Schumann, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Schnittke have also been warmly received.