Evgeny Samoyloff is a highly acclaimed Russian Concert Pianist and an alumnus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He studied with Joan Havill, Peter Katin, Martino Tirimo, Teofils Bikis, and Alexis Weissenberg and is prize winner of many prestigious International Piano Competitions such as Leeds, Prague Spring, Vianna Da Motta, Bremen Alexis Weissenberg, Vitols (Latvia) and the Ciurlionis (Lithuania).
Evgeny made his London debut with London Philharmonic Orchestra in the Barbican Hall in 1997, where he performed Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto, and his performances have been praised in the press:
“5 stars, Magical” – (The Independent, Wigmore Hall Recital) …as though Samoyloff was possessed by Beethoven……employs a brilliant technique to
pursue keyboard poetry…”
His new CD of Mussorgsky released on Quartz label in the summer of 2020 is currently on sale worldwide on all platforms. Evgeny presents two greatest hits of
the composer and received an international acclaim.
The Gramophone Magazine quotes include:” vivid characterization and bold gestures, assertive pianism serves him well. In the transcription, even more malevolent then Boris Berezovsky and making more refined virtuosity of Simon Trpceski.…produces a truly lovely tone..All in all, here is a pianist with personality who has something individual to say about this music”.
Other reviews received include: “Samoyloff successfully marries crisp articulation, structure and flights of fancy”, (International Record Review Magazine), “…technically most assured”, (Classical Source).…a gifted poet possessing wonderful inspiration and experience of the soul “, (Literature and Art Magazine), “…an independent and profoundly individual way of thinking …extraordinarily
capacious imagination...emotionally rich and unique individuality”, (Voice of Riga). He has been acclaimed in the Latvian press in Riga as “a Lion of the keyboard”.
Evgeny has also collaborated with many of the world’s leading orchestras such as, English National Opera, Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London, Prague Symphony, Shanghai Symphony, Lithuanian National Symphony, Latvian National Symphony. Conductors with whom Evgeny has worked with include Charles Hazelwood, Alexander Polyanichko, Leo Swarovsky, Juozas Domarkas, Leagh O'Hara, Peter Stark, Imant Resnis and Leon Gee.
He has appeared at International Music Festivals such as City of London (BBC Radio 3), Prague Spring, Virtuoses Da Musica (Brazil), de l'Académie Internationale & Festival d'Eté de Musique in Geneva, Ramsey, West Norfolk (UK) and the Easter Piano (France).
As a recitalist and soloist, he has played throughout Russia, England, Sweden Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, as well as France, Germany, Italy, USA, Ireland, Switzerland, Macao, Japan, South Africa and Brazil.
Evgeny has made numerous recordings for the BBC Radio 3. He has appeared several times as guest on the progamme “In Tune” as well as radio and television appearances in Switzerland, Russia (RTR-Planeta), Latvia, Lithuania, and the Czech Republic. His live performance of Prokofiev's 3rd Piano Concerto with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra won the Best Recording of the Year Award in the Nordic-Baltic Joint Concert Season and has been broadcast in all the Baltic and Scandinavian countries.
Evgeny lives in London, where he also is a highly regarded teacher and is Professor of Piano at Blackheath Conservatoire.