On May 11, 2022, internationally beloved pianist Evgeny Kissin performed at NEC to raise funds for Ukraine in a powerful and moving event with the NEC community.
The sold-out performance featured Mr. Kissin performing solo piano works and NEC faculty members, ensemble-in-residence the Borromeo String Quartet (Nicholas Kitchen, Kristopher Tong, and Yeesun Kim, with Nicholas Cords substituting on viola) performing Mr. Kissin’s own String Quartet Op. 3 as a display of solidarity and hope.
The event also featured Mr. Kissin in conversation with Bruce Brubaker, NEC Piano Department Chair, discussing the social and artistic responsibilities of musicians and artists to address the world's suffering.
NEC students were eager to celebrate Mr. Kissin after his performance and get autographs from the world-renowned artist.
If you are interested in donating to Ukraine relief efforts, donations are encouraged to Direct Relief.
Photos by Andrew Hurlbut / NEC