Born in Irkoutsk (Russia).
Denis Matsuev has become a fast-rising star on the international concert stage since his triumphant victory at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1998, and is quickly establishing himself as one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation.
Mr. Matsuev has appeared in hundreds of recitals at the most prestigious and legendary concert halls throughout the world. Mr. Matsuev collaborating with the world's best known orchestras, such as the New-York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony, National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, WDR Symphony Cologne, BBC Symphony, Philharmonia orchestra of London, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the European Chamber Orchestra; he is continually re-engaged with the legendary Russian orchestras such as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Orchestra and the Russian National Orchestra. Denis Matsuev appears regularly with the most prominent conductors on the stage today, including Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Mariss Jansons, Yuri Temirkanov, Kurt Masur, Semyon Bychkov, Paavo Jarvi, Leonard Slatkin, Myung-Whun Chung, Antonio Pappano, Ivan Fischer, Gianandrea Noseda, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, James Conlon, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Tugan Sokhiev and others.
He is a frequent guest of World’s famous musical festivals such as Ravinia Festival in the United States, BBC Proms in Great Britain, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Leipzig’s Mendelssohn and Schumann Festival in Germany, Chopin Festival in Poland, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Mito Festival in Italy, Les Choregies d’Orange and Festival de la Rogue d’Antheron in France, Verbier and Montreux Festivals in Switzerland, Enescu Festival in Romania, Budapest Spring Festival in Hungary and Stars of the White Nights Festival in Russia.
Highlights of upcoming season include appearances with the Berliner Philharmoniker and London Symphony Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, Orchestra and Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under Zubin Mehta, Orchestre de Paris and Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra with Paavo Jarvi, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Gianandrea Noseda, Vienna Symphony Orchestra with Adam Fischer, Orchestra National de France with Kurt Masur and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Antonio Pappano.
Mr. Matsuev will tour with the Mariinsky Orchestra in the United States with Valery Gergiev, with the Orchestre de Paris in France and Spain with Paavo Jarvi, with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with Yuri Temirkanov in China and with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Antonio Pappano in Italy and Romania. Denis Matsuev also will appear with recitals at most prestigious concert halls of North America, Gewandhaus in Lepzig, Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris among others.
In December 2007, Sony BMG released a disc featuring Mr. Matsuev entitled Unknown Rachmaninoff, which has received strong positive reviews praising his execution and creativity.
Denis Matsuev's recital at Carnegie Hall in November 2007 was recorded and will be released in 2009 as an album entitled Denis Matsuev – Concert at Carnegie Hall. The New York Times praised his performance, writing, “…his poetic instincts held fast in tender moments, with trills as thrillingly precise as one might ever hope to hear.” In December 2009, the new Mariinsky Label released Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3, which Denis Matsuev recorded with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra in the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Over the past five years, Denis Matsuev has collaborated with the Sergei Rachmaninoff Foundation and its president Alexander Rachmaninoff, the grandson of the composer. Mr. Matsuev was chosen by the Foundation to perform and record unknown pieces of Rachmaninoff on the composer's own piano at the Rachmaninoff house “Villa Senar” in Lucerne. This unique program has been in high demand around the world.
After his triumphal appearance at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Michael Church of The Independent wrote: “Matsuev spent the first half of his concert proving he had an artistic hot-line to his great predecessor… He has the rare gift of letting notes expand in a surrounding stillness.”
In October 2008, at the personal invitation of Alexander Rachmaninoff, Denis Matsuev was named Artistic Director of the Sergei Rachmaninoff Foundation. As part of this partnership, he will perform in a series of gala concerts in some of the most prestigious concert halls throughout Europe and the United States. Mr. Matsuev is Artistic Director of three important International Festivals: Annecy Festival Estival & Academies in Annecy, France, “Stars on Baikal” in Irkutsk, Siberia, and “Crescendo,” a series of events held in many different international cities, such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Tel Aviv, Kaliningrad, Paris and New York City.
These remarkable festivals present a new generation of students from Russia's music schools by featuring gifted Russian soloists from around the world performing with the best Russian orchestras. The “Crescendo” festival has had incredible resonance in Russia and is under the patronage of the President of the Russian Federation. Additionally, Mr. Matsuev is the president of the charitable Russian foundation “New Names.”
Denis Matsuev on medici.tv
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