Born in Kharkov, Ukraine in 1976, at the age of five, Konstantin Lifschitz was enrolled in the Gnessin Special School of Music in Moscow as a pupil of Tatiana Zelikman. After graduating he continued his studies in Russia, England and Italy where his teachers included Alfred Brendel, Leon Fleisher, Charles Rosen, Fou T’song and Rosalyn Tureck.
Since his sensational debut recital at the age of 13, Konstantin Lifschitz performs solo recitals at major festivals and the most important concert venues worldwide and appears with leading international orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg or RAI National Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist Konstantin Lifschitz has collaborated with leading conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Spivakov, Bernard Haitink, Sir Roger Norrington, Marek Janowski, Mikhail Jurowsky, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Alexander Rudin and Christopher Hogwood. As a chamber musician, Konstantin Lifschitz has collaborated with such artists as Gidon Kremer, Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Repin, Misha Maisky, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Daishin Kashimoto, Sol Gabetta and Eugene Ugorski. Konstantin Lifschitz appears as a conductor with such ensembles and orchestras as Moscow Virtuosi, Century Orchestra Osaka, St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Vilnius. Leading from the piano, he released all of Bach’s seven keyboard concertos with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra which led to another European tour.
As a prolific recording artist, he has been releasing numerous CDs and DVDs, many of which have received exceptional reviews. Amongst them are several recordings for the Orfeo label including the complete Bach Concertos for keyboard and orchestra with the Stuttgart Kammerorchester (2011), Goldberg Variations (2015) and “Saisons Russes” with works of Ravel, Debussy, Stravinsky and Jakoulov (2016). In 2020 to celebrate the Bethoven’s 250 years jubilee Lifschitz released CD and Vinyl Box of Beethoven’s Complete 32 Piano Sonatas with Alpha Classics (Live recordings).
Konstantin Lifschitz is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London and has been appointed a professor of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts since 2008.