Next Concerts

Dec 03, 2020

Brussels Recital

Brussels, BELGIUM - BOZAR

Brahms: Scherzo in c, WoO post. 2 (Sonate for violin and piano F.A.E.)
Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano no. 7, op. 30/2
Schostakowitsch: Sonata for violin and piano, op. 134

w/ Janine Jansen, violin

Dec 10, 2020

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

Yerevan, ARMENIA

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto

w/ Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

Reviews

May 24th, 2013

International Chamber Music Series, Queen Elizabeth Hall / Shostakovich Piano Trio No.2 & Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time / Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Jörg Widmann

“This was a devastatingly powerful rendition of Shostakovich’s music, all three performers marshalling the full weight of their technical and expressive forces to give a performance that was both compelling and heart-rending…

To see, and hear, four musicians so fully engaged in this timeless and transcendent music was extraordinarily powerful, and it seems appropriate to paraphrase Messiaen himself to describe the reaction of the audience: never before had we listened with such attention and understanding. The standing ovation at the end of the work was richly deserved: this was chamber music of the highest order.”

One Stop Arts, May 2013

“Most impressive was the desolate Largo. Kozhukhin gave the repeating chordal sequence a colossal weight, even when the volume shrank to pianissimo, and the two string players wound their melodic lines around it like a funeral shroud… “Normal” expressive playing seems inadequate to the task, and these performers were determined to push themselves to the limit. It was enormously impressive. ”

Daily Telegraph, May 2013

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