Eugene Asti

Role

Vocal Accompaniment Co-ordinator / Professorial Staff - Piano

Area of work

Professorial Staff - Piano

Contact details

Address:

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444

Website: http://www.harlequin-agency.co.uk/index.php?page=12&action=details&id=39

Biography

Much in demand as an accompanist, Eugene Asti has performed with many great artists including Dame Felicity Lott, Dame Margaret Price, Nancy Argenta and Elizabeth Connell, in places such as the Wigmore Hall, the Rome Opera House, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Vancouver, and New York. He has devised recital series for St. John's Smith Square and St. George's Brandon Hill to mark the Brahms and Mendelssohn anniversaries in 1997 and in 1999 planned a series for St. John's Smith Square to mark the Poulenc/Strauss anniversaries. For the 2002/3 season he has devised a recital series for St. John's Smith Square which will honour Robert Schumann and which will include recitals by many of today¹s leading artists. He has done much recording work for the BBC, most recently including several broadcasts for Radio 3’s ‘Voices’ programme with Sophie Daneman, Sarah Connolly, Christine Rice, Stephan Loges and Rebecca Evans.Other engagements have included recitals with Dame Felicity Lott, Alison Buchanan, Sophie Daneman, Rebecca Evans, Susan Gritton, Stephan Loges and James Rutherford, including live broadcasts from the Wigmore Hall, the Waterfront Hall in Belfast and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and at New York's Weill Recital Hall and Lincoln Center.

For more information, visit Eugene Asti's website.

Qualifications / Educational Background

Eugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York with Jeannette Haien where he earned his BMus and MA.

Creative Outputs

Recordings:
Various songs and duets by Felix Mendelssohn with Sophie Daneman and Nathan Berg (Hyperion)
Songs by Fanny Mendelssohn with Susan Gritton (Hyperion)
Songs by Eric Coates with tenor Richard Edgar-Wilson (Marco Polo)
Songs and duets by Felix Mendelssohn with Sophie Daneman and Stephan Loges (Hyperion)
Complete songs of Clara Schumann with Susan Gritton and Stephan Loges (Hyperion)

Broadcasts:
'Voices', BBC Radio 3

External appointments

Eugene also teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Awards

  • Fulbright Scholarship
  • Ferdinand Rauter Memorial Prize (Richard Tauber Competition)
  • Megan Foster Prize (Maggie Teyte Competition)

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