One of the world’s leading interpreters of Bach, pianist Sergey Schepkin has earned a reputation as an artist of remarkable technical ability with a passionately enthusiastic spirit. Schepkin has performed in many of the world’s great halls, making his Carnegie Hall recital debut in 1993′ a performance which garnered accolades from the New York Times. He has played with many renowned instrumentalists throughout his career, including the Borromeo, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, New Zealand and Vilnius string quartets, as well as the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, of which he was a founding member. Schepkin is also a member of the Boston-based Trio Amici, where his partners are violinist Lucia Lin and cellist Owen Young, both members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Some of Schepkin’s awards include the first prize in the 1999 New Orleans International Piano Competition, top prizes in the 1988 Crown Princess Sonja and 1985 All-Russia piano competitions as well as first prize in the 1978 International Competition for Young Musicians in Prague. In 2003, he was awarded the Maestro Foundation Genius Grant. Schepkin’s recordings of Bach’s Partitas were nominated for the Indie Award in 1997 and 1998, and in 2001, International Piano magazine selected his recording of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier I as one of the best ever made. The Russian-born pianist grew up in St. Petersburg, studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Alexandra Zhukovsky, Grigory Sokolov and Alexander Ikharev. After his 1990 move to Boston, Schepkin studied with Russell Sherman at New England Conservatory, where he earned an Artist Diploma in 1992 and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1999.
‘a formidable Bach pianist . . . [who] plays with the passion and drama of a young Glenn Gould.’
‘ The New York Times
BACH: The Complete Partitas for Keyboard