Royce Hall Welcomes Denis Matsuev, Piano Recital, Jan. 22, 2016

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Royce Hall Welcomes Denis Matsuev, Piano Recital, Jan. 22

Internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso to perform pieces by Tchaikovsky, Schuman and Stravinksy

LOS ANGELES—Cherry Orchard Festival, in cooperation with UCLA Performing Arts, brings the acclaimed piano virtuoso, Denis Matsuev, solo recital to Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($55-$95) are available now at, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office 310.825.2101.

Since taking the gold at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1998, Matsuev has flourished into one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation and has earned widespread praise from critics and fans alike. The dynamic pianist’s recital at Royce Hall will feature works including Tchaikovsky’s Seasons, Schumann’s Kreisleriana, and Stravinsky’s Petrouchka.

Matsuev’s passionate approach has garnered accolades from numerous respected critics, with the New York Times naming him, “the successor to Russian keyboard lions like Evgeny Kissin, Arcadi Volodos, and Vladimir Horowitz” and The Washington Post calling him, “an absolute powerhouse of a pianist, capable of vanquishing the most technically demanding music in the repertory.”

The Siberian-born musician trained at the Moscow Conservatory and studied under world-famous pianists Aleksey Nasedkin and Sergey Dorensky. After graduating from the Conservatory in 1999 Matsuev became known for his love of Romantic pieces, but also held a passion for jazz and went on to become the first pianist to perform a jazz concert within the Moscow Conservatory. Deemed a virtuoso, he has played for high profile audiences across the globe that include the Queen of Great Britain, the Pope, President Bill Clinton, and several other prominent figures.

Matsuev consistently performs at celebrated venues, receives frequent invitations to world famous music festivals, and had the honor of performing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He tours internationally, and has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, and with illustrious conductors including Vladimir Spivakov, Valery Gergiev, and Kurt Masur.

Tickets for Denis Matsuev’s piano recital at Royce Hall are $55 - $95 for orchestra seating, $55 - $85 for balcony seating. General tickets are available at, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 310.825.2101 or in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office located in the southwest corner of the James West Alumni Center.

Ashley Eckenweiler, The ACE Agency, (949) 285-9239,

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