Pianist Denis Matsuev will participate in Zubin Mehta’s 80th birthday concert.
Russian pianist Denis Matsuev is coming back to Israel. On April 11, he will participate in a special concert at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv in honor of Zubin Mehta’s 80th birthday, performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
He will also perform a solo program in Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
are opening the season with "the Israeli-Siberian" orchestra, it is
fair to call it so, because it is still fresh in memory how IPO came to Irkutsk
for participation in the festival "Stars on Baikal". That was a great
event not only for Irkutsk, but the whole of Russia, as well as the diving of
Maestro Meta in the waters of lake Baikal.
excited. Musicians from IPO come to me to talk about what they remembered
during the trip, to make a declaration of love to Irkutsk and lake Baikal and
to say that they definitely want to visit Irkutsk again. Maestro Mehta said
that when we build a new concert hall, he with IPO will definitely come and
play at its opening. So that is settled. And we know that Zubin Mehta’s word is
IPO is an
outstanding, versatile team led by a unique man, Zubin Mehta, with whom I was
fortunate enough not only to perform, but also to talk and be friends. This season
opening concert in Tel Aviv for me gives the start to a series of six concerts
where I am going to perform Third Concerto for piano and orchestra by S. V.
Rachmaninoff and Third Concerto by L. Beethoven.
It was a wonderful evening at Florence’s Teatro Comunale, with Indian conductor Zubin Mehta really in great shape. On the program, Liszt’ Concert Nr. 2 for piano and orchestra, a work not so famous and much less performed than Concert Nr. 1. The soloist was young Russian Denis Matsuev, who plays with great virtuosity and subtleties.
Matsuev plays solidly, his sound is bright and rich in volume so that he can compete with the full sound of Mehta’s ensemble. Moreover, the young soloist looks for the right colours and expressivity, and shows a pianism rich in strong contrasts.
May, 20, Denis Matsuev will perform together with the Israeli
Philharmonic Orchestra headed by Zubin Mehta at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. The
concert will mark the reunion of the creative duo Matsuev-Mehta. The fact that the
Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating its 75 years this year makes the
event even more meaningful. Also this day Denis Matsuev and Zubin Mehta will
give a press conference.