October 27, 2017 | Svetlanov Hall
9th Moscow Music Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites...”
Soloist - Denis MATSUEV, piano
Conductor - Vladimir SPIVAKOV
Tchaikovsky. "Romeo and Juliet", Overture-Fantasy
Rachmaninoff. Concerto No.4 for piano and orchestra in G minor, Op. 40
Prokofiev. Concerto No.2 for piano and orchestra in G minor, Op. 16
One of the brightest pianists of our time, Denis Matsuev is loved by the audience all over the world "for his phenomenal virtuosity, fiery temperament, breadth and power of his human and musician nature" (Vladimir Spivakov). Matsuev is more than a pianist, he is a born artist – it is fascinating to watch him playing. The world press calls Denis a "Siberian Liszt", a "genius of music". In Russia, his name is associated with many significant events in the current musical life. He rightfully holds the title of People's Artist of Russia, playing in all corners of the country, and also heads the Public Council at the Ministry of Culture and finds time to supervise several festivals and foundations.
The artist's tours have been scheduled for several years ahead, invariably with the best orchestras and conductors, including the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and Vladimir Spivakov. The Maestro regularly invites this charismatic pianist to cooperate for many years. At the Ninth Festival Denis Matsuev will play Piano Concertos by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff.
"It's very easy to play with Denis, because he 'bathes' in the orchestra, he hears the orchestra perfectly," - says Vladimir Spivakov. In his turn Denis Matsuev is also very appreciative: "Vladimir Spivakov is a master in accompaniment: in any musical text he finds elusive moments that the soloist can not perceive with every conductor, and it is worth a lot. Before each entrance to the stage with such legendary masters and my friends, I feel much inspired. It is the greatest happiness to play with true musicians."