Next Concerts

Nov 30 2017

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Glasgow, Scotland - Glasgow City Halls, Grand Hall

With Alexander Vedernikov (conductor)

  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23

Dec 3 2017

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Edinburgh, Scotland - Usher Hall

With Alexander Vedernikov (conductor)

  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23

NEWS

Nov 23 2016

Debut with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Denis Kozhukhin makes his debut with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin this month in a concert at the Berliner Philharmonie on 30 November. Together with conductor Andris Poga, he will perform Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor.

Kozhukhin released Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 on Pentatone earlier this year, alongside the Grieg Piano Concerto. The recording has received outstanding reviews, and was selected as Gramophone Editor’s Choice for May. Visit Pentatone’s Soundcloud to hear the recording, and read an excerpt from Gramophone’s review below:

“Listening to Kozhukhin, you’re left with one thing: the music – incontestable, complete.”

 

Nov 03 2016

Return to Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Denis Kozhukhin returns to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for four performances of Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.2 on 17, 18, 19 and 22 November. The performances, at Chicago’s Symphony Center, are conducted by Emmanuel Krivine.

One concert will be recorded for deferred radio broadcast and streamed subsequently on csosoundsandstories.org.

Kozhukhin previously performed with the CSO in June 2015, when his performance of Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand conducted by Ludovic Morlot was praised by the Chicago Tribune:

“His firm tone, incisive attacks and supple sense of line made light of the work’s enormous technical difficulties. Especially in the formidable cadenza that closes the concerto, it was hard to believe he could deliver such commanding sound and spot-on accuracy using only five fingers. With Morlot’s sympathetic partnering, this was another winning performance… Thursday’s audience roared its approval.”

 

Oct 07 2016

Philadelphia Orchestra return as part of US tour

Denis Kozhukhin returns to the Philadelphia Orchestra for the three concerts with the orchestra and conductor Stéphane Denève on 20, 21 and 22 October 2016. Kozhukhin joins the orchestra to perform Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 at Verizon Hall.

The concerts in Philadelphia form part of Kozhukhin’s tour of North America, which opens with two recitals at Portland’s Lincoln Performance Hall on 8 and 9 October, when he performs two separate programmes: Handel, Franck, Brahms, Weber and Bartók on the first night, and Haydn, Prokofiev, Liszt, Ligeti and Rachmaninov on the second. He also gives recitals in Washington D.C. on 16 October and Miami on 17 October.

In addition to these recitals, Kozhukhin also joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Hugh Wolff for two performances of Gershwin Piano Concerto on 13 and 15 October.

Finally he rounds off his tour in Toronto, where he performs Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.4 and Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue in two concerts on 26 and 27 October with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kristjan Järvi.

Sep 08 2016

European concerts with the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra Leipzig

Denis Kozhukhin joins the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kristjan Järvi for a series of concerts this month, beginning at Meran’s Kurhaus on 9 September 2016.

Kozhukhin and the orchestra perform Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.4, part of a programme that also includes Steve Reich Variations for Winds, Strings and Keyboards and Schumann Symphony No.4. Later in the month, Kozhukhin and the orchestra perform at the Sala Radio in Bucharest on 27 September, the Suhl Congress Centrum on 1 October and the Leipzig Gewandhaus on 2 October.

Sep 01 2016

Debut with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra at the Kölner Philharmonie

Denis Kozhukhin returns to the Cologne on 2 September 2016 to make his debut with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra at the Kölner Philharmonie.

Kozhukhin performs Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 under the baton of Rafael Payare, and the concert will be broadcast on WDR on 25 September.

Following this, Kozhukhin returns to Wigmore Hall on 11 September for a solo recital, performing Handel Suite No.7 in G minor, Brahms 3 Intermezzi, Bartók Out of Doors, Weber Piano Sonata No.3 and a selection of pieces from Albéniz Iberia.

Jul 28 2016

Solo recital at International Chopin Festival in Duszniki

Denis Kozhukhin travels to Poland on 10 August 2016 for a solo recital at the International Chopin Festival, held at Chopin’s birthplace in Duszniki Zdrój in Poland.

Kozhukhin performs a programme of Haydn Keyboard Sonata in D major, Brahms 3 Intermezzi, Bartók Out of Doors, BB.89, Weber Piano Sonata No.3 and a selection from Albéniz Iberia.

Kozhukhin is a noted recitalist, attracting high praise for his recent appearance at the International Piano Series at London’s Southbank Centre:

“Unshowily but grippingly, he dispatched two Haydn sonatas and Bartók’s brilliantly condensed Out of Doors pieces, and ventured the high Romantic contrast of Liszt’s Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude. There was Brahms and encore Scarlatti, too – Kozhukhin ranged over the keyboard centuries like a duke displaying prized possessions.”
Sunday Times

“Denis Kozhukhin … played [two Haydn sonatas] with brilliance, sensitivity and wit. His subtle and dynamic approach was a joy … The Liszt was altogether exceptional – luxuriant and evocative, ideally contemplative, ravishing the senses … Denis Kozhukhin is simply one of the best pianists around.”
Classical Source

Listen to Kozhukhin perform Haydn Keyboard Sonata in D major on Soundcloud:

Jul 04 2016

Mozart at the Concertgebouw with the Munich Chamber Orchestra

Denis Kozhukhin joins the Munich Chamber Orchestra in Amsterdam on 17 July 2016 to perform Mozart Piano Concert No. 15 in B-flat major at the Concertgebouw. The programme for the concert also includes Elgar Introduction and Allegro in G, Puccini Crisantemi and Schubert Symphony No. 5.

Following the concert in Amsterdam, Kozhukhin travels to Argenton-sur-Creuse in France to perform at the Debussy Festival on 29 July, with a programme of Debussy Cello Sonata with Henri Demarquette, Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor with Vadim Repin and Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor.

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