Friday 30th April, 2010, from 7 to 10pm
Evgeny Ukhanov was born in the Ukraine in 1982 and from the age of 11 has given concerts, both solo and with orchestras in Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Australia, France, England, Japan, Germany and the USA. In 1998 Evgeny came to Australia on a music scholarship.
Evgeny has played regularly with orchestras in Australia such as Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Sinfonia Orchestra, Sydney Youth Orchestra, SBS Orchestra and many others. He has also appeared several times on ABC television and ABC FM radio station, including “Rising Stars” programme in 2006 and 2008, on SBS television “Prodigy” in 2001, and 2MBS FM. Evgeny performs regularly in Cairns and annually at the Western Sydney Festival of Piano alongside other high-profile pianists such as Roger Woodward and Leslie Howard.
In 2001 he had an honor of being invited to play at the Governor’s Reception for Australia Day and perform a Gershwin “Rhapsody in Blue” with an orchestra. Evgeny played for the German Prime Minister in Magdeburg in 2002. In 2004 he performed at the Chinese Australian Forum with a special Guest of Honour, Leader of the Federal Opposition Kim Beasley, in 2005 for the Governor of Queensland – Her Excellency Quentin Bryce at the Parliament House in Brisbane, and recently for Her Excellency the Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir at Government House. He has also performed at numerous charity events including Red Cross International.
Evgeny has participated in several Festivals in Australia and abroad including Rachmaninov and Chopin festivals in Sydney. In 1999 he took part in a “Prom” Concert as part of the Festival of Sydney at Sydney Town Hall.
Evgeny has performed a lot of chamber works, and worked with some of the leading violinists and cellists in Sydney, such as Julian Smiles and Dene Olding, members of the Golden String Quartet. In 2003 he was an official accompanist for the “Master Performers of Australia” Competition in Sydney.
His last performance at the Sydney Opera House in 2005 was sold out and received great reviews.
Recently Evgeny has recorded chamber music for ABC Classic FM in Melbourne, and completed a series of recitals for the “Fireside Festival”, Canberra Region, and is planning to record CD of contemporary works.