Ignat Solzhenitsyn

Piano / Performance

Enjoying an active career as both pianist and conductor, Mr. Solzhenitsyn has won critical acclaim throughout the world for his lyrical and poignant interpretations.

In recent seasons, his extensive touring schedule in the United States and Europe has included concerto performances with numerous major orchestras—including those of Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Montreal, London, Paris and St. Petersburg—and collaborations with such distinguished conductors as Blomstedt, Dutoit, Gergiev, Previn, Sawallisch and Schwarz. Mr. Solzhenitsyn has given many recitals in the United States and in major musical centers of Europe and the Far East.

Mr. Solzhenitsyn is conductor laureate of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and principal guest conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. A 1994 winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, he has been featured on numerous radio and television specials. Mr. Solzhenitsyn joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2004.