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Evgeny Igorevich Kissin (Russian: Евге́ний И́горевич Ки́син, Evge'nij I'gorevič Ki'sin) (born October 10, 1971) is a Russian classical pianist and former child prodigy
Kissin was born in Moscow to a Jewish family. At age 11 months, he was reputedly able to hum along to a Bach tune his sister Alla was playing on the piano. At age 6 he commenced his own piano studies at the esteemed Gnessin School of Music for Gifted Children. There, he became a student of Anna Pavlovna Kantor, who was Kissin's only piano teacher outside of his family.