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Evgeny Igorevich Kissin (born October 10, 1971) is a well-known Russian pianist.

Kissin was born in Moscow to a Jewish family. At age 11 months, he reportedly was able to hum along to a Bach tune his sister was playing on the piano. At age 6 he commenced his own piano studies at the esteemed Gnessin School of Music for Gifted Children. He first studied there with Anna Pavlovna Kantor and continues to study with her to this day.

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  • Avatar for smorenob
    My favourite pianist! Maestro, gurú, sensei, God.
  • Avatar for dcma2009
    Kissin is the best pianist alive today. No other pianist can match.
  • Avatar for marshmallowXpie
    My favorite pianist, without a doubt!
  • Avatar for Vram_S
    Welcome to Yerevan, maestro
  • Avatar for Siphonblast
    he's hot in his own way. It's weird.
  • Avatar for 4ever_alone
    Дело говоришь про 2 SS а играет он сверх пиздато)))
  • Avatar for hey91
    Evgeny Kissin @Teatro Colón, 8/6/2012 - 20.30hs: http://www.facebook.com/events/223089251098625/
  • Avatar for Ciacchi
    because in russian one S makes the sound of two SS in English. If you spell "Kisin" it sounds like "Kizin", so you add another S. Strictly speaking, it should be Evgenij Kisin
  • Avatar for Tchock_
    Why his name is spelt with double "s"? In transcription it will be "Eugene Kisin".
  • Avatar for lucapette
    Great performer

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