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Denis Matsuev performs in Moscow State University

Today you can listen to Denis Matsuev in the Assembly Hall of the Moscow State University at the public concert for the students and professors of Moscow universities. The concerts takes place in terms of the series “MSU Chancellor invites…”. Denis Matsuev and the Tatarstan Symphony Orchestra headed by Alexander Sladkovsky will perform Liszt, Piano concerto no.2, and New Year waltzes.

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New video added to Denis Matsuev's YouTube channel: Valery Gergiev and Denis Matsuev in the documentary “Symphony accompanied by the rumble of wheels”

The 10th Easter festival headed by Valery Gergiev turned into a marathon for the musicians: 18 cities, 4 borders, 2 concerts a day. The spectators perceive the festival as a festive occasion but very few of them think about what a distance have the participants covered, how long have they slept, how their instruments were transported. In the documentary “Symphony accompanied by the rumble of wheels” you can watch the festival from Valery Gergiev’s, Denis Matsuev’s and the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra’s point of view. In the movie you can hear compositions by Ravel, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Verdi. The documentary was shot in 2011. Direction and script by Alexey Burykin.

You can watch the video here.

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Denis Matsuev performed at the reception on the occasion of Russia’s accession to WTO and at the concert in terms of the “White Rose” charity project

Denis Matsuev has recently performed at several meaningful events in Russia and abroad.

December, 16, in the evening Denis Matsuev played in President Wilson hotel on the shore of Geneva lake at the reception on the occasion of Russia’s accession to WTO. The pianist and the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra performed Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich – composers, who traditionally present Russian culture on the international scale.

The next day, December, 17 Denis Matsuev and the orchestra headed by Yuri Temirkanov took part in the concert “Stars in Kremlin”, which was organized in terms of the “White Rose” charity project. The essence of the project is to build medical centers in Russia that will be diagnosing and revealing female oncological diseases at an early stage.

December, 18 there was a concert in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire dated to the release of Denis’s new album “Matsuev. Liszt”. At the concert they presented the compositions from the 1st CD of the album: Piano concerto no.1, Piano concerto no.2 and “Totentanz”. The pianist was accompanied by the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra headed by Yuri Simonov. The “Culture” channel video from the Conservatoire is available here.

At the press conference Denis Matsuev spoke about how it was to play Liszt's piano and why he is not running for presidency

December, 15 Denis Matsuev gave a press conference in the Chamber hall of the Moscow Philharmonic concerning the release of his new album “Matsuev. Liszt”. The album is dated to the famous Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt’s 200th anniversary and consists of 2 CDs that include some of the most interesting compositions by Liszt: Piano concerto no.1 and no.2, “Totentanz” and the symphonic poems “Orpheus” and “Heroic elegy”.

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December, 15 Denis Matsuev gives a press conference concerning his new album

December, 15 Denis Matsuev gives a press conference in the Moscow Philharmonic concerning the release of his hew album “Matsuev. Liszt”.

“Matsuev. Liszt”, the pianist’s sixth album, was recorded in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire in August 2011, which was dated to the famous Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt’s 200th anniversary. The album is released on the label “RCA/Red Seal” (Sony Music) on 2 CDs that include some of the most interesting compositions by Liszt: Piano concerto no.1 and no.2, “Totentanz” and the symphonic poems “Orpheus” and “Heroic elegy”.

The album was recorded with the Russian National Orchestra headed by the outstanding Russian director Michail Pletnev - People's Artist of RSFSR, laureate of 3 State awards of the Russian Federation and the "Grammy" award (2005). The sound man of the album is Philipp Nedel, laureate of 2 "Grammies" (2002, 2009), who worked with Matuev on his latest relases, including "The Carnegie Hall Concert".

“Liszt is one of my favourite composers, - says Denis Matsuev, - each of his works is connected with a certain period in my life. For example, I won the XI International Tchaikovsky competition with Liszt, Piano concerto no.1. My teacher Sergey Dorensky and me decided to perform Liszt, Piano concerto no.1 instead of Rachmaninoff, Piano concerto no.3 literally a few days before making the application. And it turned out to be the right decision”.

During 13 years after the victory the musician nurtured the idea of creating an album dedicated to the great Hungarian composer. Director Michail Pletnev helped Denis put this idea into practice: “We have been talking a lot with Michail Vasilyevich Pletnev about Liszt and his works. And, of course, we played Liszt very often together. That’s why I didn’t even think about another programme and another orchestra: Liszt – and only with the Russian National Orchestra! And by all means with “Orpheus”, which is a rarely played piece. I am sure that even the listeners who are familiar with this music will find out something new in it”.

In is notable that earlier this year, on October, 22, Denis Matsuev became the only pianist who was invited to play Liszt on the festivity day at the National Concert Hall in Budapest. Before the concert Denis was honoured a chance to touch the piano in F. Liszt Museum that once belonged to the great musician. Along with the concert Denis held a meeting in Budapest with the students and professors of the piano faculty of F. Liszt Academy and made a presentation of his new album “Matsuev. Liszt”.

December, 18, on the day when the album is released in Russia, Denis Matsuev and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra headed by Yuri Simonov will perform the programme of the 1st CD: Piano concerto no.1, Piano concerto no.2 and “Totentanz” in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire.

The international release of the album will take place on December, 26.

You can watch the album's official trailer on Denis Matsuev's official YouTube channel.

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Denis Matsuev played a series of concerts in Siberia and gave awards to the young grant holders of the "New names" foundation

Denis Matsuev’s Siberian tour is over. December, 8 the pianist gave a concert in Tyumen, December, 10 – in Omsk, December, 12 – in Nobosibirsk and December, 13 – in Krasnoyarsk. In these cities he chose to play Schubert, Grieg, Beethoven, Stravinsky and Liszt. “I love these compositions, I’ve played them many times. It is the romantic repertoire, my favourite repertoire. I feel comfortable with it, because I am in a romantic age now,” – says Denis.

In each of the cities Denis not only performed, but also gave awards to the young grant holders of the “New names” foundation. This year the “New names” project is 22 years of age. Its creator and permanent head is Honoured Art Worker Ivetta Voronova, who suggested it in 2008 that Denis Matsuev should become the president of the foundation. The “New names” foundation artistically promotes gifted children in the sphere of the classical art. During all the history of the “New names” programme more than 22 000 of young musicians have joined it. “95% of the modern Russian classical musicians come from the “New names”, - points out Denis Matsuev and recollects that his own life changed considerably after the “New names” audition in 1990: the commission said they would like to invite the young pianist to Moscow.

The “New names” foundation gives its grant holders a most versatile support: workshops with the best teachers, purchase of musical instruments, an opportunity to go to summer music school near Suzdal. There is an idea of creating an international music academy for children on the basis of the “New names” foundation. During his Siberian tour Denis Matsuev gave personal grants to the young gifted children from Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk.

The broadcast of the TV channel “Region-Tyumen” is available here.

Denis Matsuev praised by Hungarian press

October, 22 Denis Matsuev gave a performance in Budapest, dated to the 200th anniversary of the famous Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt. The piano was accompanied by Danubia Symphony Orchestra headed by Domonkos Héja. The concert, which took place in Bela Bartok National Concert Hall, brought about several publications in the Hungarian press. Here you can read the following reviews:

“Liszt and jazz” 

“Matsuev the unbeatable” 

“Beyond perfection” 

“Matsuev in the palace of arts” 

Denis Matsuev played a series of concerts in Siberia

Denis Matsuev’s Siberian tour is over. December, 8 the pianist gave a concert in Tyumen, December, 10 – in Omsk, December, 12 – in Nobosibirsk and December, 13 – in Krasnoyarsk. In these cities he chose to play Schubert, Grieg, Beethoven, Stravinsky and Liszt. “I love these compositions, I’ve played them many times. It is the romantic repertoire, my favourite repertoire. I feel comfortable with it, because I am in a romantic age now,” – says Denis.


In each of the cities Denis not only performed, but also gave awards to the young grant holders of the “New names” foundation. This year the “New names” project is 22 years of age. Its creator and permanent head is Honoured Art Worker Ivetta Voronova, who suggested it in 2008 that Denis Matsuev should become the president of the foundation. The “New names” foundation artistically promotes gifted children in the sphere of the classical art. During all the history of the “New names” programme more than 22 000 of young musicians have joined it. “95% of the modern Russian classical musicians come from the “New names”, - points out Denis Matsuev and recollects that his own life changed considerably after the “New names” audition in 1990: the commission said they would like to invite the young pianist to Moscow.


The “New names” foundation gives its grant holders a most versatile support: workshops with the best teachers, purchase of musical instruments, an opportunity to go to summer music school near Suzdal. There is an idea of creating an international music academy for children on the basis of the “New names” foundation. During his Siberian tour Denis Matsuev gave personal grants to the young gifted children from Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk.

Denis Matsuev performed Shostakovich as a tribute to his teacher, Sergey Dorensky

December 5, 2011, in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire there was a concert “Tribute to Sergey Dorensky”. Sergey Dorensky is an outstanding pianist and teacher who brought up a record-breaking number of famous musicians. Denis Matsuev performed in honour of his teacher Shostakovich, Piano concerto no.1 (parts 2,3 and 4), and then the master’s students played Varenberg in 14 hands. The video is available here.

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From the musical festival in Perm

Hello!

I am writing from Perm, where my music festival is being held now. It is one of the regional festivals that I organize in Russia, and this year it is held for the 2nd time already. Both celebrities and young musicians take part in our concerts, and the formats of the events differ as well: there is my recital, my concert with an orchestra, a chamber music concert and a charity concert of the young musicians. Along with Perm, there will be concerts in Berezniki. The programmes of the concerts will be totally different, without having anything in common.

We opened the festival on February, 9, together with the “New Russia” orchestra and conductor Alexandr Sladkovsky, the Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation. In the Great Hall of the Perm Philharmonic we played Rachmaninov, Piano concerto no.3 February, 10, during my recital I played Schubert, Beethoven, Grieg and Stravinsky – the programme of my American tour, from which I returned on January, 28. Today we had a charity concert of the young musicians, and tomorrow there is the final chamber concert.

Last year’s festival ended with a jazz concert. This time we decided not to repeat the past but to make Perm acquainted with the great musicians, my friends and colleagues, who live abroad and don’t appear in Russia too often: Serget Krylov, violin (Italy), Boris Brovtsyn, violin (UK), Julia Deyneka, viola (Germany) and Alexandr Buzlov, cello (Russia). We will play together Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and Bartok.

As always, in my regional projects the “New names” foundation make an audition for the gifted children. The best teachers from Moscow have come to Perm to listen to the children and to name the new grant holders. The grant holders will be awarded with musical instruments, invited to the creative school in Suzdal, to the showcases. Last year 12 young musicians became grant holders of the “New names” foundation. We have been watching their evolution during this year, and they have became parts of our big artistic family.

Now I am telling just a verbal story, but quite soon you will see some new videos on my site and my YouTube channel. On February, 4, I had a concert in Amsterdam in Concertgebouw, one of the most famous concert halls in the world. I played Rachmaninov, Piano concerto no.3 together with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor James Gaffigan. I have been collaborating with the orchestra for a long time, we know each other very well. While waiting for the video of this concert I suggest watching the video from my USA tour in 2010, where I perform Rachmaninov together with the orchestra headed by Vasiliy Petrenko. You can watch it here.

Also I will record a new post for my videoblog. I will record it with an I-Phone which I bought recently. See you!

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