In the following year a scholarship from the Russian Culture Foundation enabled him to realize engagements in Milan, Munich, Paris and other European music centers. In 1994, Lifschitz played at the completion of his study Bach's Goldberg Variations. Shortly thereafter, he recorded for Denon the first CD. In 1995, Lifschitz was distinguished for it in Germany with the Echo Classic Prize in the category "Budding European Artist of the Year," and in 1996 the recording received a Grammy Award nomination. Konstantin Lifschitz plays today in all important music centers of the world. He was soloist at the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under Rostropowitsch, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields under Sir Neville Marriner, Moscow Philharmonic under Yuri Simonov and numerous other important orchestras. Many of his recordings have won prizes. Konstantin Lifschitz recorded on Bechstein "Art of the Fugue" for Orfeo Bachs in 2009.
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