Russian Piano Virtuoso Denis Matsuev Makes his Denver Debut

Thursday, September 01, 2016
Recital to Include Works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Liszt, Beethoven, and Schumann.

“For here is a virtuoso in the grandest of grand Russian traditions.” Gramophone

“Mr. Matsuev, wielding his athletic virtuosity and steely power, gave a chiseled, hard-driving yet transparent performance…The ovation was enormous.” The New York Times

“Even in today’s overrun piano virtuoso market, Denis Matsuev stands out...he possesses an epic technique, playing with seemingly superhuman speed, power, and agility...Matsuev can also produce the kind of singing tone and silvery pianissimo most pianists only dream about.” Boston Globe

AUGUST 29, 2016 – NEW YORK, NY – Denis Matsuev, the Russian piano virtuoso whose technique is “equaled only by a dozen or so pianists on the planet” (Philadelphia Inquirer) will perform in recital concert on Tuesday, October 18th at 8pm at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, marking his Denver debut. The tickets for the performace ( $58-$88) are available at the Newman Center Box Office ( Address: 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80208, Hours of operation: Monday-Friday — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) or online at Students are eligible for the 20% student discount. Please call for details at 303.871.7720.

Following “in the tradition of Gilels, Richter, and Horowitz" (Los Angeles Times), Matsuev employs “superhuman speed, power, and agility" (The Boston Globe) and yet remains “an artist who can put the depth and plushness of his sound to as good use in crystalline, intimate moments as in bravura ones” (The Ann Arbor News). One of the most in-demand pianists of his generation, this performance in Denver is part of a lengthy and prestigious international appearance schedule, including stops at Maison symphonique de Montréal and Carnegie Hall. The recital program being performed at Gates Concert Hall features works by Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofiev.

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