World-renowned pianist Evgeny Kissin will receive Israeli citizenship in a
special ceremony Saturday evening in Jerusalem.
Kissin, 42, who has two Grammy
Awards and honorary membership in the Royal Academy of Music, will receive his
Israeli ID card from Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar, Immigrant Absorption
Minister Sofa Landver and Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky.
A year ago
Kissin told Sharansky he wants to receive citizenship to “fight for Israel not
only as a Jew, but also as an Israeli.”