Evgeny Igorevich Kissin was widely recognized as a child prodigy at age six. Born in Moscow, he is a Russian concert pianist and composer. In 2002, he became a British citizen, and an Israeli citizen in 2013.
He came to international fame as a child prodigy. He began piano studies at the Gnessin Music School in Moscow. There, he studied under Anna Kantor, who is still his only piano teacher.
Kissin has a wide repertoire and known for his interpretations of the works of the Romantic era, particularly those of Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, and Ludwig van Beethoven.