Denis Matsuev is a prominent public figure who advocates for music education and helping new talents. For his work with the charitable foundation “New Names” Denis Matsuev has been named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.
Each time when Denis Matsuev plays at Koerner Hall, the venue has sold out, with additional seats often added on stage. Audiences are pinned against their seats in rapt attention.
For his upcoming Koerner Hall appearance, Matsuev has assembled a compelling program that showcases his commanding strength, breathtaking virtuosity and sublime delicacy:
“Athletic virtuosity and steely power” – New York Times
“…Matsuev’s pianism has the heroic force and finely calibrated control…” – The Independent
Since his triumph at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998, Denis Matsuev has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic tradition and has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation.
Denis Matsuev regularly performs with the Berlin, Vienna, New York, Munich, and Israel Philharmonics; Chicago, London, Pittsburgh, and Montreal Symphony Orchestras; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. As Capel-Virtuos of the Staatskapelle Dresden during the 2017-18 season, Mr. Matsuev performed in numerous concerts in Dresden and on tour with music director Christian Thielemann, and he is continually re-engaged with the legendary Russian orchestras such as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Orchestra, and the Russian National Orchestra.