Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music 273 Bloor St W Toronto
This concert is Sponsored by BMO Financial Group
DENIS MATSUEV, piano
“Perhaps he is the new Horowitz.” – London Times
“A virtuoso in the grandest of Russian traditions who returns us to the great days of Emil Gilels… He literally possesses the sort of technique which begins where others end” – Gramophone
Ever since his triumphant victory at the 1998 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Matsuev has been establishing himself as one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation.
His combination of stunning virtuosity and clear artistic identity consistently win him critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences worldwide, whether in his solo recitals and orchestral performances. He has appeared at the world’s finest concert halls, including New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington, and the Salle Gaveau in Paris. He regularly collaborates with such major conductors as Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel, Yuri Temirkanov, Maris Jansons and Vladimir Spivakov. Following his glorious sold-out Canadian recital debut last year, he returns with a program that is both ambitious and sublime.