Anton Batagov
"One of the most significant and unusual figures of contemporary Russian music"
Anton Batagov is a famous pianist and post-minimalist composer. Heralded as "one of the most significant and unusual figures of Russian contemporary music" (Newsweek, 1997) and "the greatest pianist of our time" (Crescendo magazine, 2017) Anton Batagov is one of the most influential Russian composers and performers of our time. A graduate of the Gnessin School and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and prize-winner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition (1986) and other competitions, Batagov introduced the music by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass to Russian audiences. Batagov is one of the closest collaborators of Philip Glass, one of the key performers of his music. He has been touring internationally with Glass for almost a decade. In January 2024 Anton brings his “Letters of Sergei Rachmaninoff” program to Chicago and Mid-West
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