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10th Anniversary of Crescendo festival

This year "Crescendo" celebrates its 10 years anniversary. This unique festival brings talented young musicians, who are at the beginning of their career, and eminent artists to different cities of Russia, France, Israel, USA. The list of cities changes every year, but there is only one that remains in each list every year - Pskov.

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Blog # 69. Astana Piano Passion

One of the most waited and favourite events for me is coming. Astana Piano Passion Festival-Competition, which became famous all around the world in these three years for its high level of participants, unique atmosphere, and wonderful Kazakh hospitality. The format we worked out with Imangali Tasmagambetov turned out to be absolutely successful. We decided to organize a contest for young musicians (younger than 18) in three groups (younger, middle and senior). And it was more festival, than a competition. 

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Medici.TV Became an Official Partner of Tchaikovsky Competition

We have great news! Our friends from Medici.TV will perform live broadcast of Tchaikovsky Competition this summer. I’ve told you a lot of times how Medici.TV team works, how it treats classical music more fiction than traditional concerts. They managed to find new meaning in each of the concerts they shoot. The highest rating, outstanding quality, original style of broadcasting. Once I’ve been in the sanctum sanctorum – the trailer from which the broadcasting of Medici.TV is carried out. There were  6 men and I was astonished by the creative atmosphere, tempo and quality of the recording they make. That’s just unbelievable.

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Calme et tempête à l'Auditorium de Lyon : premier opus du cycle Brahms

Qu’il est difficile de commencer un concert avec une pièce comme l’Adagio pour cordes de Barber ! Surtout lorsque la salle attend avec impatience la déferlante annoncée en la personne de Denis Matsuev. Cette œuvre de Barber est un véritable tube de la musique classique, ce qui rend l’exercice d’autant plus compliqué. On ne peut pas reprocher à l’Orchestre National de Lyon de ne pas jouer sur la fluidité et la continuité du discours, notamment dans le souffle et les silences qui ont une véritable importance dans cette musique. Alors que les coups d'archet sont censés favoriser l'échange entre les pupitres et permettre que la musique file sans accroc, ils ne sont pas ici uniformisés, à l'inverse de la plupart des pièces d'orchestre. Et pourtant, les accords à l’unisson sont d’une magnifique pureté. Un grand crescendo, puis le thème revient et disparaît comme il est arrivé, sans qu’on s’en aperçoive réellement.

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Examiner Review on the Concert in Philharmony of Paris


It wasn’t the first time they’d stood on stage together and it probably won’t be the last, but this past Sunday afternoon at the Philharmonie de Paris, Valery Gergiev, Denis Matsuev and the London Symphony Orchestra generated a little more magic than usual. It was the kind of performance where there was a crackle of electricity in the air because everyone knew they had just heard something special that wasn’t about to be replicated anytime soon.

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Digest of reviews on American tour of Denis Matsuev

Mr. Matsuev boasts a prodigious technique and interpretive flair.

…he also revealed a lyrical, reflective side. He certainly has masterly command of this formidably difficult work.

Tchaikovsky packs a lot into the short, restless, almost giddy finale, which Mr. Matsuev played with uncanny ease.

Anthony Tommasini

New York Times

 

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