Ignat Aleksandrovich Solzhenitsyn (Russian: Игнат Александрович Солженицын; born 23 September 1972) is a Russian-American conductor and pianist. He is the conductor laureate of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia  and the principal guest conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. He is the son of Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn .
A winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Ignat Solzhenitsyn serves on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music. He has been featured on many radio and television specials, including CBS Sunday Morning and ABC’s Nightline. Born in Moscow, Mr. Solzhenitsyn resides in New York City.
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Mr. Solzhenitsyn is conductor laureate of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and principal guest conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. A 1994 winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, he has been featured on numerous radio and television specials. Mr. Solzhenitsyn joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2004.
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07/01/2022 · Ignat Solzhenitsyn · Shostakovich Op. 145, No. 7 | To The Exile 7. Изгнаннику Как будто чтим, а всё же честь мала. Его величье взор наш ослепило. Что чернь корить за низкое мерило, Когда пуста и наша похвала! Он ради нас сошёл в обитель зла; Господне царство лик ему явило; Но дверь, что даже небо не закрыло, Пред Данте отчизна злобно заперла.
Ignat Solzhenitsyn was born in Moscow in 1972, the middle son of the author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn who was 53 at the time of his birth. He began serious piano study in Marlboro, Vermont with Luis Batlle, and then in London with Maria Curcio, the last and favourite pupil of Artur Schnabel, and then with Gary Graffman at the Curtis Institute, where he also majored in conducting under Otto-Werner Mueller.