Eugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York with Jeannette Haien where he earned his BMus and MA. Eugene now teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is Vocal Accompaniment Coordinator at Trinity College of Music. He regularly gives masterclasses both in the UK and abroad.
Much in demand as an accompanist, he has performed with many great artists including Dame Felicity Lott, Dame Margaret Price, Sir Willard White and Angelika Kirschschlager in places such as the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Megaron in Athens, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Symphony Hall in Birmingham and both Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York.
He also works regularly with many of the leading young recitalists of today including Sarah Connolly, Sophie Daneman, Susanna Andersson, Alison Buchanan, Rebecca Evans, Susan Gritton, Sophie Karthäuser, Stephan Loges and James Rutherford.
He has done much recording work for the BBC, having featured regularly on Radio 3’s “Voices” programme with Sarah Connolly, Sophie Daneman, Rebecca Evans, Susan Gritton, Jared Holt, Christine Rice, Stephan Loges, Kate Royal, articles and James Rutherford.
In 2009 he devised a recital series to honour the anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn, for London’s newly opened concert venue King’s Place. He has also completed an edition of Mendelssohn songs for Bärenreiter which was published in 2008.
Highlights last season include a concert with Sir Willard White at the Mariinsky theatre in St Petersburg, a recital at the Naantali Music Festival in Finland with Dame Felicity Lott, a recital with Sarah Connolly at the Wigmore Hall, a recital with Sir Thomas Allen and Dame Felicity Lott at the Bath Mozartfest and recitals with Sir Willard White at the Edinburgh International Festival and the Buxton Festival. Engagements this season include a recital with Sir Willard White at the Oxford Lieder Festival, a Wigmore Hall recital with Sarah Connolly and a recital with Sophie Karthäuser at Carnegie Hall in New York.
His many recordings for Hyperion include songs and duets by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn and the complete songs of Clara Schumann, all receiving much critical acclaim.
Other recordings include a live recital disc with Sarah Connolly for Signum Records that has been widely praised, the complete Mozart songs with Sophie Karthäuser and Stephan Loges for Cyprès, and most recently a disc of Schumann Lieder entitled Songs of Love and Loss with Sarah Connolly for Chandos. Future releases include a recital of English song for BIS with James Rutherford, and a French song disc for Cyprès with Sophie Karthäuser.
In 2009 Eugene became an official Steinway artist.