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Annecy music festival

From the 21st to the 31st of August the French town of Annecy will host the classical music festival. The programme will consist of symphony and chamber music concerts as well as recitals. This year the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit will have the residence at the festival. The audience should expect to hear Nikolaï Lugansky, Henri Demarquette, Sergio Tiempo, Diana Higbee, Jacques Rouvier, Klaus Häger, Claire-Marie Le Guay, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Hisako Kawamura, Bertrand Chamayou, Brigitte Fossey and, of course, Denis Matsuev – the artistic leader of the event.

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Review from Baden-Baden

Web site www.klassik.com published the following review on Denis Matsuev’s concert in Baden-Baden (July, 23):

„Der Gewinner des renommierten Tschaikowsky-Wettbewerbs 1998 hat sich mittlerweile insbesondere als Interpret des russischen Repertoires einen Namen gemacht.

Er verfügt über eine pianistische Technik, deren Umschreibung als virtuos fast untertrieben ist. Das Faszinierendste an seinem Spiel ist jedoch, wie er diese technischen Fähigkeiten dazu einsetzt, Musik zu gestalten, zu formen, manchmal regelrecht zurechtzumeißeln.

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Denis Matsuev performed in Ulyanovsk

From June, 16 to June, 20 festive events timed to the 200th anniversary of the Russian literature classic Ivan Goncharov take place in the town of Ulyanovsk. Denis Matsuev became the honourable guest of the concert on the central square on June, 18, the writer’s birthday. Denis performed Rachmaninov, piano concerto no.2. “I am delighted to meet the Ulyanovsk audience and the town itself which has changed to the best since my last visit,” – admitted the musician.

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"Audiophile audition" published a review on the Shostakovich / Shchedrin CD and gave 5 stars to the CD

SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; RODION SHCHEDRIN: Piano Con. No. 5 – Denis Matsuev, p./ Mariinsky Orchestra/ Valery Gergiev – Mariinsky

A great match up for two disparate composers, with superb performances.

SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; RODION SHCHEDRIN: Piano Concerto No. 5 – Denis Matsuev, piano/ Timur Martynov, trumpet/ Mariinsky Orchestra/ Valery Gergiev – Mariinsky multichannel SACD 0509, 73:32.

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