Denis Matsuev

Denis Matsuev has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation, since his triumphant victory in the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

Denis Matsuev is a laureate of “Shostakovich’s Prize” in Music as well as the State Prize of Russian Federation in Literature and Arts. He also is a “People’s Artist of Russia”, Honorary Professor of the Moscow State University and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

Mr. Matsuev’s performances in the most prestigious concert halls of the world are always an unfailing success and 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, Vienna, Berlin Philharmonic orchestras, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the Russian National Orchestra. He works with the world’s most prominent conductors including Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Yuri Temirkanov, Mariss Jansons, Christian Thielemann, Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Kent...

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Denis Matsuev has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation, since his triumphant victory in the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

Denis Matsuev is a laureate of “Shostakovich’s Prize” in Music as well as the State Prize of Russian Federation in Literature and Arts. He also is a “People’s Artist of Russia”, Honorary Professor of the Moscow State University and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

Mr. Matsuev’s performances in the most prestigious concert halls of the world are always an unfailing success and 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, Vienna, Berlin Philharmonic orchestras, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the Russian National Orchestra. He works with the world’s most prominent conductors including Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Yuri Temirkanov, Mariss Jansons, Christian Thielemann, Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Kent Nagano, Riccardo Chailly, Antonio Pappano, Gianandrea Noseda, Mikhail Pletnev.

He performed at the closing ceremony of the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014.

Mr. Matsuev is the president of the “New Names” foundation and director of the Grand Piano Competition in Moscow and Astana Piano Passion Competition for young pianists. For many years Denis Matsuev has been the Artistic Director of the Sergei Rachmaninov Foundation. In 2021 he becomes the artistic director of renewed Rachmaninoff Competition in Moscow with three nominations: pianist, composer and conductor. In 2021 he becomes the artistic director of renewed Rachmaninoff Competition in Moscow with three nominations: pianist, composer and conductor.

In 2017 Denis Matsuev was awarded with State Order of Honour and got the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation for “Stars on the Baikal” festival in Irkutsk. As the Ambassador of FIFA World Cup Russia Denis organized the unique globally broadcasted concert with participation of Valery Gergiev, Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo and other stars of classical music at the Red Square in Moscow on 13th of June 2018.

In 2019 Denis Matsuev was awarded with Lev Nikolaev Gold Medal for his significant contribution to education and popularization of science and culture.

In 2021 ICMA awarded Denis Matsuev with the prize for Video Performance of the Rachmaninoff's Third concert with Riccardo Chailly and Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

Denis Matsuev was the Chairman of the jury for XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in the piano category.

Contact

Carole Terrettaz
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