May 6-15, 2011

Denis Matsuev, Piano Recital

May 6-15, 2011
Strathmore Hall, Music Center at Strathmore, Washington, DC
Sanders Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, California

“Perhaps he is the new Horowitz.” – London Times

“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.” – Gramophone

Russian pianist Denis Matsuev is widely regarded as one of the most talented virtuoso pianist performing today for his breathtaking virtuosity and clear artistic identity, which have won him consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences worldwide for his solo recitals and orchestral engagements.

Denis Matsuev has collaborated with the world’s finest orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic, symphony orchestras of Vienna , Chicago , Bavarian Radio, BBC, and Frankfurt Radio; the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Royal Scottish National, Budapest Festival, Rotterdam Philharmonic and Berliner Philharmonic Orchestras; and leading orchestras in France and Italy . He is continually engaged by such legendary Russian orchestras as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Mariinsky Orchestra, and appears at major European and U.S. festivals.

This season sees Matsuev in eastern and western Europe, the U.S. and China with conductors Valery Gergiev, Paavo Järvi, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Spivakov, and Yuri Temirkanov.

Artistic Director of the Sergei Rachmaninov Foundation since 2008, Matsuev recorded Unknown Rachmaninov, hitherto unknown works, on the composer’s piano at the Rachmaninov house in Lucerne . His Sony BMG CD was praised for his execution and creativity.


Schubert, Sonata A Minor, op. 143
Beethoven, Sonata F Minor #23, op. 57 (Appasionata)
Liszt, Mephisto Waltz #1, S.514
Rachmaninoff, Sonata B-flat Minor #2, op.36 Second Edition

Venue: Strathmore Hall, Music Center at Strathmor

The Music Center at Strathmore, a 2,000 seat state-of-the-art concert hall, brings world-class performances and arts education to Montgomery County, Maryland. Strathmore holds performances by major national artists including folk, blues, pop, jazz, show tunes, and classical music. The Music Center at Strathmore provides top-notch acoustics for classical, pops, holiday and summer concerts. The Music Center at Strathmore opened its doors in February, 2005.

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