Beethoven Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, op. 110
Schumann Sinfonische Etüden Op.13 Intermission
Liszt Mephisto Waltz S.514
Tchaikovsky Meditation Op.72 No.5
Prokofiev Sonata No. 7 Op 83
Program is subject to change
About Denis Matsuev
Denis Matsuev has enjoyed a stellar career since his triumphant victory in the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and is now one of the most sought-after musicians of his generation. He appears regularly with world-famous orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh, the London Symphony Orchestra, NY Philharmonic, Philadelphia and LA philharmonic, Concertgebouw, Berliner Philharmoniker, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre. He has a successful creative partnership with the world’s most prominent conductors, including, V. Gergiev, Z. Mehta, M. Jansons, Y. Temirkanov, K. Masur, P. Jarvi, L. Slatkin, Myung-Whun Chung, A. Pappano, S. Bychkov, I. Fischer, A. Fisher, G. Noseda, J.-P. Saraste, J. Conlon, V. Spivakov, M. Pletnev, V. Fedoseyev, Y. Bashmet, Y. Simonov and others.
Mr. Matsuev is a frequent guest of world famous musical festivals such as the Ravinia Festival and the Hollywood Bowl in the United States, BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival in Great Britain, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in Germany, Chopin Festival in Poland, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Italy, Les Choregies d’Orange and Festival de la Rogue d’Antheron in France, Verbier and Montreux Festivals in Switzerland, Stars of the White Nights Festival in Russia, and has been a repeat soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic since 1995.
For many years Denis Matsuev has led numerous musical festivals and educational projects which have added to his role as a prominent public figure. Since 2004 he has organized “Stars on Baikal” in Irkutsk, Siberia (in 2009 he was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Irkutsk), and since 2005 he has been the artistic director of the music festival “Crescendo”. In 2010 he became the artistic director of Annecy Music Festival in Annecy, France. Denis Matsuev became the artistic director of International Astana Piano Passion Festival and Competition. Additionally, Mr. Matsuev is the president of the charitable Russian foundation “New Names” that supports children music education in regions of his native Russia.
In a continued momentous relationship, Denis Matsuev has collaborated with the Sergei Rachmaninoff Foundation brought on by Alexander Rachmaninoff. Mr. Matsuev was chosen by the Foundation to perform and record unknown pieces of Rachmaninoff on the composer's own piano at the Rachmaninoff house “Villa Senar” in Lucerne.
Awards include The Presidential Council for Culture and Art’s Honored Artist of Russia, the titles “People’s Artist of Republic of North Ossetia-Alania” and “People’s Artist of Republic of Adygea”. He is a laureate of prestigious Shostakovich Prize in Music and State Prize of Russian Federation in Literature and Arts, is a “People’s Artist of Russia.” Denis Matsuev is also Honorary Professor of Moscow State University and became the head of The Public Council under The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
Matsuev performed for millions of spectators around the globe when he played Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto at the closing ceremony of the Sochi Olympic Games. In April 2014, UNESCO designated Denis Matsuev as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.