It sure is exciting that newer, young, talented musicians come on the scene all the time. I heard Eugene Ugorski for the first time a few days ago, and I liked what I heard!
In 1998, at the age of eight, Russian-born Ugorski made his orchestral debut with the San Diego Symphony and since then has performed regularly in North and South America. Memorable performances include the Boston Pops’ opening concert of the 2004/5 season in Boston Symphony Hall with Keith Lockhart, a visit to the Winnipeg Symphony, a series of concerts at the Sao Paolo International Festival in Brazil, and a tour of the Western USA with the Utah Symphony.
I heard him play the “Melodie” by Tchaikovsky, and I was struck by the musical feeling he brought to the piece, and the fact that he was able to express beautifully the composition’s build-up to a lovely musical climax. Eugene Ugorski produces a beautiful sound, has a strong technique, and an excellent stage presence.
Here he plays “Melodie” by Peter Tchaikovsky:
And here he is playing the Presto Agitato movement from the Brahms Sonata #3: