Yegor Shevtsov can be heard in New York City and surrounding area as a soloist and as a guest performer with several contemporary music ensembles, such as Alarm Will Sound, The Claremont Ensemble, Manhattan Percussion Ensemble, Tactus and others. He is the founding member of the Spirals saxophone-and-piano duo performing works written for this medium. His recent important engagements included performances of Mozart's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra K. 459, "Improvisations sur Mallarmé" by Pierre Boulez, "Music for Eighteen Musicians" by Steve Reich, and ensemble works by Schubert, Villa-Lobos, Birtwistle, Schoenberg, Crumb, Mason, as well as giving solo recitals in and around New York.
In June 2003 Yegor participated in the month-long intensive workshop on Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas with the legendary pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim at Carnegie Hall. As a winner of Artists International Debut Award, Yegor presented a solo recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in February 2005. His upcoming scheduled performances include a solo recital at the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, DC, a chamber music appearance at Merkin Hall, New York City, a piano sonata evening for the Hudson Valley Piano Club, and a performance of György Ligeti’s Piano Concerto with the Tactus Elsemble.
Mr. Shevtsov was born in Lviv, Ukraine. He began to play piano at an early age and started taking lessons at the age of eight. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Lviv State University, Ukraine, and was selected to be one of the two George Soros Foundation Scholars at the University of Amsterdam in 1995-1996. He graduated cum laude with the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and is now a doctoral student there. Currently Yegor is on the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division.