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Eugene Asti


Eugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where he currently teaches.

One of the foremost accompanists of his generation, Eugene has performed with artists including Dame Felicity Lott, Dame Sarah Connolly, Sir Willard White, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Bryn Terfel, Angelika Kirchschlager and the late Dame Margaret Price in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Barbican, London; the Musikverein, Vienna; Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; the Kölner Philharmonie; the Megaron, Athens; the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; Symphony Hall, Birmingham; and the Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, New York. He works regularly with leading recitalists including Sophie Karthäuser, Sophie Daneman, Susan Gritton, Stephan Loges and James Rutherford, and in 2009 he became an official Steinway Artist.

In 2008 Eugene completed and published an edition of rare Mendelssohn songs for Bärenreiter, and in 2009 he devised and curated a recital series to honour the anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn for London’s Kings Place. His many recordings include the complete songs and duets by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, and the complete songs of Robert and Clara Schumann for Hyperion Records. He has also recorded for Signum, Cyprès, Chandos, BIS and Harmonia Mundi. Future recordings include a disc of Debussy mélodies with Sophie Karthäuser for Harmonia Mundi, and Schubert’s Winterreise with James Rutherford for BIS.

Recent engagements include recitals with Sophie Karthäuser at the Landeskonservatorium, Innsbruck and La Monnaie, Brussels; a recital with Sir Bryn Terfel at Dresden Music Festival; recitals at the Oxford Lieder and Spring Festivals with Dame Felicity Lott, Dame Sarah Connolly, Sophie Karthäuser, Roderick Williams, Stephan Loges and Mhairi Lawson; and he shared the platform with pianist Graham Johnson and seventeen of today’s finest young singers for the season’s final song recital at the Wigmore Hall.