Musicians

Ignat Solzhenitsyn

Ignat Solzhenitsyn Piano

Ignat Solzhenitsyn enjoys an active career as both conductor and pianist, He is in his sixth season as Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. He also serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. His recent guest soloists in Philadelphia have included singer Sylvia McNair, violinist Cho-Liang Lin, cellist Steven Isserlis and violnisit Leila Josefowicz. In recent seasons, his extensive touring schedule in the United States and Europe has included concerto performances with numerous major orchestras, including those of Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles and recital appearances at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, St. Paul’s Ordway Theatre, San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre, among others. Mr. Solzhenitsyn has also given numerous recitals in Europe and the Far East in such major musical centers as London, Milan, Zurich, Moscow, Tokyo, and Sydney.

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Solzhenitsyn has collaborated with the Emerson, Borodin, Brentano, St. Petersburg and Lydian String Quartets, and in four-hand recital with Mitsuko Uchida. A winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Ignat Solzhenitsyn serves on the piano faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music. Born in Moscow, Mr. Solzhenitsyn resides in the United States with his wife and three children.