Next Concerts

Oct 24, 2019

Manchester, UK

Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall

with BBC Philharmonic
Joanna Carneiro (conductor)

Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1

Oct 31, 2019

Paris, FRANCE

Paris, FRANCE - Auditorium de Radio France

with Orchestre National de France
Cornelius Meister (conductor)

Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1

NEWS

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.

Jun 10 2016

Return to the Hamburg Symphony with Jeffrey Tate

Following a performance with the Hamburg Symphony in January that was described as “an injection of energy” by the Hamburger Abendblatt, Denis Kozhukhin returns to the orchestra for another concert at the Laeizhalle on 26 June 2016.

Conducted again by the orchestra’s Chief Conductor Jeffrey Tate, Kozhukhin performs Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2, part of a programme that also features George Benjamin Ringed by the Flat Horizon and Schubert Symphony No.8 in B minor ‘Unfinished’.

May 04 2016

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra season finale with Dausgaard & Runnicles

Denis Kozhukhin joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for the closing concerts of their 2015/16 season from 12 May 2016. Kozhukhin first performs Brahms Piano Concerto No.1, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard, at Glasgow City Halls and Edinburgh Usher Hall on 12 and 15 May, with the former concert being broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. He then rejoins the orchestra at Glasgow City Halls on 19 May to perform Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 in Donald Runnicles’ final concert as Chief Conductor of the orchestra.

Later in the month Kozhukhin returns to London for a recital with the Pavel Haas Quartet at Wigmore Hall.

Apr 27 2016

Grammophone Editor’s choice

Denis Kozhukhin’s debut concerto CD, recorded with Pentatone, who have named him their Artist of the Season, has been receiving widespread critical acclaim, including being picked as Gramophone Editor’s Choice for the month.

The disc of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 and Grieg Piano Concerto, recorded with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin (conducted by Vassily Sinaisky), has received a glowing review from Gramophone and was also named as their Editor’s Choice for May:

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

He has also received praise from radiobremen.de:

“Kozhukhin’s piano playing has an endless amount of facets and sound colours … Very few pianists have such a musical breadth. Denis Kozhukhin is already one of the greats of the black and white keys.”

Listen to a preview of the CD and buy it here.

Apr 21 2016

Prokofiev’s 125th anniversary

Denis Kozhukhin joins Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra on 23 April as part of a week-long celebration in St Petersburg and Moscow of 125 years since the birth of Prokofiev.

At 11.30am on Saturday 23 April, Kozhukhin performs Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1 in the Moscow Tchaikovsky Concert Hall under Maestro Gergiev and the Mariinsky. Violinist Leonidas Kavakos will also perform Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1.

At 3pm, Kozhukhin then performs Prokofiev Piano Sonata No.5 as part of a full sonata cycle alongside pianists Daniil Trifonov, Katya Skanavi and Iliya Rashkovsky – more details.

 

Apr 19 2016

Return to the Intonations Festival, Berlin

Denis Kozhukhin returns to the Intonations Festival in Berlin this month, giving a series of three concerts from 19 to 21 April 2016 at the Jewish Museum. For the first concert, Kozhukhin is joined by Emmanuel Pahud (flute) and Danele Damiano (bassoon) to perform Beethoven Piano Trio with Flute and Bassoon WoO 37, followed by Martinů Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano with Pahud and cellist Timothy Park.

The second concert sees Kozhukhin performing Busoni Fantasia Contrappuntisticawith Kirill Gerstein (piano), Stravinsky The Soldier’s Tale: Suite with Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin) and Pascal Moraguès (clarinet), after which he rejoins Gerstein to perform Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances, Op.45. In the final recital, Kozhukhin will be joined by Michael Barenboim (violin) in a performance of Schönberg Fantasy for violin and piano, Op.47.

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