Denis Matsuev, Piano Recital
January 22-27, 2012
Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington
Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, New York
“For here is a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian traditions who returns us to the great days of Emil Gilels… He literally possesses the sort of technique which begins where others end”
“Perhaps he is the new Horowitz”
Franz Peter Schubert, Piano Sonata No. 14 in A Minor, Op. 143, D. 784
Ludwig Van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata”
Edvard Grieg, Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 7
Igor Stravinsky, Three Movements from ballet “Petrushka” (arranged for piano)
Ever since his triumphant victory at the 1998 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Russian pianist Denis Matsuev quickly established himself as one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation. Mr. Matsuev has appeared in hundreds of recitals at the most prestigious and legendary concert halls throughout the world, where his breathtaking virtuosity and clear artistic identity have won him consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences worldwide.
Highlights of Mr. Matsuev’s upcoming seasons include appearances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, and the Nederlandse Programma Stichting. Mr. Matsuev will return for a third time to Carnegie Hall for a recital in January 2012 on a tour that will include Seattle and Los Angeles. Other recitals will take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan and La Jolla, California. Denis will also join Maestro Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra in early 2012 for a tour of Asia. In summer 2012, Denis will make an appearance at the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
In December 2009, the new Mariinsky Label released Mr. Matsuev’s Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3, with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra. In December 2007, Sony BMG released a CD of Mr. Matsuev, Unknown Rachmaninoff, and garnered strong positive reviews praising his execution and creativity. His Carnegie Hall debut recital in November 2007 was recorded live by Sony BMG and is entitled Denis Matsuev – Concert at Carnegie Hall.
The show is co-presented by Russian American Cultural Heritage Center (RACH-C)
Venue: Benaroya Hall
Music lovers and non-aficionados will agree that this grand home of the Seattle Symphony isn’t just for symphonic music. The architecturally stunning Benaroya Hall, houses two auditoriums, the Grand Lobby, an elegant Founders Room.