Grand Piano Competition 2018: Grand Opening

With the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Sladkovsky

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Denis Matsuev — Pianist (Chairman of the Organizing Committee and Artistic Director of the Competition)

Alexander Malofeev — Pianist

Sandro Nebieridze — Pianist

State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov" (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra)

Alexander Sladkovsky — Conductor

Program notes

Don’t miss the 2018 Grand Piano Competition! Founded two years ago by Denis Matsuev, the competition highlights the talents of young pianists from around the globe. This year, 15 young virtuosos aged 10 to 16 compete for the first prize, performing some of the greatest masterpieces of the piano repertoire. They are accompanied by the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Alexander Sladkovsky and Valery Gergiev. Follow their courageous first steps, live from Moscow!

A closer look: featured composers

Further listening: featured works

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