Next Concerts

Nov 14, 2019

London, UK

London, UK - Royal Festival Hall

with Philharmonia Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor)

Maurice RAVEL: Piano Concerto in D Major (for the left hand)

Nov 22, 2019

Vienna, AUSTRIA

Vienna, Austria - Wiener Konzerthaus

with Wiener Symphoniker
Robert Trevino (conductor)

Franz LISZT: Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1 Es-Dur S 124 (1848)

Reviews

June 18th, 2019

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / cond. Vasily Petrenko

“Kozhukhin uses an immaculate technique to keep it all within bounds, only busting out with impressive tirades of double octaves. He’s a pianist who tunes in to what’s going on around him – that was even more evident in a fabulous performance of Prokofiev’s concertante-style Fifth Piano Concerto with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the Ciy of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Basingstoke a month ago. To hear him build Brahms’s elaborate piano treatment of the first movement’s lovely lyrical counter-subject second time around was a masterclass in subtle musicianship. Uniquely crystalline in the Adagio’s more troubled meditation, Kozhukhin was underpinned by silky-strong cellos and basses full of presence. Petrenko knows how to manipulate atmosphere, even if the orchestral introduction nearly fell through sinkholes in its craggy landscape. What a flawless masterpiece this is, though, its endless thematic inventiveness seeming to flow from a pure spring. Kozhukhin took us right back to the source in the ineffable vanishing act of his tiny encore, Grieg’s “Arietta”, announcement of which brought a shriek of approval from what I presume was a Norwegian in the audience.”
Read the full review on TheArtsDesk.com

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