Denis Matsuev

Since his triumph in 1998 at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition, Denis Matsuev has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic tradition and has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation.

He performs with the world’s best known orchestras and regularly appears with the most distinguished conductors. This season for example he appears with the Gewandhaus Leipzig and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Yuri Temirkanov, the New York and Munich Philharmonics and the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin, the Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics under Mariss Jansons, the London Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda, the Filarmonica della Scala and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra with Riccardo Chailly, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano and the Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo in Naples under Neeme Järvi.

He performs in recital at New York (Carnegie Hall), Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, Geneva (Victoria Hall), Vienna (Konzerthaus & Musikverein), Leipzig...

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Since his triumph in 1998 at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition, Denis Matsuev has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic tradition and has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation.

He performs with the world’s best known orchestras and regularly appears with the most distinguished conductors. This season for example he appears with the Gewandhaus Leipzig and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Yuri Temirkanov, the New York and Munich Philharmonics and the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin, the Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics under Mariss Jansons, the London Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda, the Filarmonica della Scala and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra with Riccardo Chailly, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano and the Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo in Naples under Neeme Järvi.

He performs in recital at New York (Carnegie Hall), Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, Geneva (Victoria Hall), Vienna (Konzerthaus & Musikverein), Leipzig (Gewandhaus), Madrid (Auditorio Nacional de Música), Milan (Conservatorio), Torino (Conservatorio G. Verdi), Zurich (Tonhalle), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Paris (Théâtre des Champs Elysées), Hamburg (Elbphilharmonie), Munich (Gasteig), Roma (Accademia Filarmonica Romana) and Brussels (Flagey).

He participates in different international music festivals such as Ravinia, Verbier, Lucerne, Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, Roque d’Anthéron, Stresa and Bucharest.

He is the president of the “New Names” Foundation, which supports the emerging musical generation in Russia. And he serves as Artistic Director of the Grand Piano Competition in Moscow for young pianists and Astana Piano Passion Competition.

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.

Denis Matsuev is a recipient of the Shostakovich Prize, the Russian State Prize for Literature and Arts, and the Order of Honor. He is a “People’s Artist of Russia”, UNESCO Ambassador and an Honorary Professor of the Moscow State University. In 2017 he was awarded with State Order of Honour and got the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation for “Stars on Baikal” Festival in Irkutsk. In 2019 he was awarded with Lev Nikolaev Gold Medal for his significant contribution to education and popularization of science and culture.

In 2019 the Mariinsky Label presents the recording of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 4 with Denis Matsuev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev. And consequently the box of records with all Rachmaninoff’s concertos will be released.

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

Season 2019/20

Contact

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