Denis Matsuev (piano)
Winner of the 1998 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, pianist Denis Matsuev has performed in many of the world’s prestigious concert halls, including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salle Pleyel, Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, and Carnegie Hall. His music festival appearances include the Ravinia Festival, BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, Rheingau, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Chopin Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Budapest Spring Festival, and Stars of the White Nights Festival. He has collaborated artistically with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestre National de France, London Symphony Orchestra, and the Mariinsky Orchestra, among others, under such prominent conductors as Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, Yuri Temirkanov, Kurt Masur, Antonio Pappano, Gianandrea Noseda, Vladimir Spivakov, Charles Dutoit, and Manfred Honeck. His discography includes recordings of Shostakovich’s Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2, Shchedrin’s Fifth Piano Concerto, and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 3, all recorded for the Mariinsky Label under Valery Gergiev. Denis Matsuev is the Artistic Director of the Annecy Music-Festival in France, Artistic Director of the Sergei Rachmaninov Foundation, and the president of the charitable Russian foundation which supports children’s music education, New Names.