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Summer Pop-ups: Abigail Fischer and Yegor Shevtsov

August 06, 2017, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Abigail Fischer (mezzo soprano) and Yegor Shevtsov (piano)

Abigail Fischer

"With her dramatic tumble of red hair and cello-mello voice, Ms. Fischer sings with a passionate restraint that has no equal in her generation. You didn't want her to stop.” So said Zachary Woolf from the New York Times after Abigail Fischer's performance of George Benjamin with St. Luke's Orchestra at the New York Philharmonic Bienniel in 2014.

Versatile vocalist Abigail Fischer has made a vibrant career soloing with ensembles such as the Kansas City Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Rhode Island Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Boston Baroque, and Mercury Orchestra Houston. With the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Fischer performed semi-staged versions of Strauss' Salome and Midsummer Night's Dream.

Yegor Shevtsov

Pianist Yegor Shevtsov enjoys a multi-faceted career as a solo performer, chamber musician, recording artist, collaborator and educator. His performances have been singled out for their “Mozartean elegance” (The New York Times) and “superb musicianship” (The Miami Herald). His recent notable engagements have included appearances as a concerto soloist at Symphony Space (New York), Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Japan), the National Theater in Taipei (Taiwan), and Auditorio de Ciudad de León (Spain). Yegor Shevtsov’s numerous solo recitals have included music spanning four hundred years of keyboard music, from Couperin, Rameau and Scarlatti to many composers of his generation. In the 2012-2013 season, Yegor Shevtsov has performed across the United States at Ojai Festival (California), Present Music Season Finale in Milwaukee (WI), Rockport Chamber Music Festival (MA), as well as ShapeShifter Lab, Roulette and Barbès (New York). Most recently, he recorded …avec un frisson, an album of late piano music of Debussy and Boulez, released on New Focus Recordings (FCR132).