Yevgeny Kutik, violin
Old world sound with a modern intellect
Performance Dates
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:30pm at Crowder Hall

Tucson Premiere

"An old-fashioned rhapsodic style, which was magnified by his rich, sweet tone." – The New York Times

With a “dark-hued tone and razor-sharp technique” (The New York Times), Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik has captivated audiences worldwide with an old-world sound that communicates a modern intellect. Praised for his technical precision and virtuosity, he is also lauded for his poetic and imaginative interpretations of standard works as well as rarely heard and newly composed repertoire. Deeply committed to fostering creative relationships with living composers in addition to performing music from the standard repertoire, Yevgeny Kutik has been involved in commissioning and premiering several new works.

A native of Minsk, Belarus, Yevgeny Kutik immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of five. He is an advocate for the Jewish Federations of North America, the organization that assisted his family in coming to the United States, and regularly speaks and performs across the United States to both raise awareness and promote the assistance of refugees from around the world.


Violin Sonata in F (1838)                                                                  Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio
III. Assai vivace

excerpts from Music from the Suitcase (2014, Marquis Classics)

Waltz from Cinderella (1946)                                                             Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
(arr. G. Fikhtengolts)

Romance in E-flat Major, Op. 44 No. 1 (1860)                                  Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)
(arr. H. Wieniawski)

Musical Moment from Children's Album (1948)                             Georgy Sviridov (1915-1998)
(arr. K. Fortunatov)

Russian Dance from Swan Lake (1875-76)                             Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
(arr. M. Goldstein)


Baal Shem (1923)                                                                               Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
I. Vidui (Contrition)
II. Nigun (Improvisation)
III. Simchas Torah (Rejoicing)

Tzigane, rapsodie de concert (1924)                                              Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

from Music from the Suitcase
Rhapsody “Hungarian Tunes” (1952)                                         Andrei Eshpai (1925-2015)

I. Lento Sostenuto 
II. Allegro non troppo   
III. Andante
IV. Allegro Vivace
V. Moderato
VI. Allegro moderato con grazia
VII. Vivo

Program subject to change

Jill and Herschel Rosenzweig

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