Next Concerts

Aug 04 2018

Aurora Orchestra

Saffron Walden - Saffron Hall

With Nicholas Collon (conductor)

  • Shostakovich Concerto No.2

Aug 06 2018

BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall

London, United Kingdom - Royal Albert Hall

Aurora Orchestra
With Nicholas Collon (conductor)

  • Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2

REVIEWS

Apr 15 2016

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 / Philharmonia Orchestra cond. Ashkenazy

“Technically flawless and musically imperious … the outrageous first-movement cadenza was astonishing, no holds barred … this was something special. Throughout, Kozhukhin’s attention to detail and articulation was immaculate, and his daredevil playing was thrilling … Kozhukhin was a knockout.”
Classical Source, April 2016

Feb 23 2016

BBC Radio 3 Wigmore Hall lunchtime recital / Haydn, Brahms, Liszt, Bartók

“Kozhukhin combined poise, grace and a brilliant witty clarity … with sensitive lyricism … He brought a full, rounded tone to [the Brahms], his fortes and fortissimos muscular and colourful rather than simply loud.”

“[In the Liszt, he allowed us] to bask in sweet sonorities and ravishingly spacious phrases, creating a sense of relaxed ecstasy … his delicacy of touch and dynamic shadings made one believe the piano had lost its hammers as sounds shimmered and fluttered around the hall.”

“[The encores] further demonstrated his ability to segue apparently effortlessly between myriad styles and genres of music.”
Bachtrack, February 2016

Jan 22 2016

Celebrity Series of Boston recital / Haydn, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Franck, Prokofiev

“… one of the most absorbing piano recitals I have attended in some time… The performance stood as a monument—totally engrossing from graceful start to concluding climactic flourishes.”
Classical Scene, January 2016

Nov 30 2015

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 / Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR cond. Shokakhimov

“… it’s as if the young piano star Denis Kozhukhin was specifically created to be a sensitive interpreter of Rachmaninov.

[Kozhukhin] gave the astounding impression that the virtuoso piece had played itself. Under his hands, the Steinway piano wasn’t pushed to its limits, but instead displayed the extraordinary virtuosity of this exceptional pianist, playing from memory and bent over the keyboard, conveying the most tender emotions with concentrated energy.”
Augsburger Allgemeine, December 2015

Oct 14 2015

International Piano Series / Haydn, Brahms, Liszt, Bartók

“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, October 2015

“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, October 2015

Sep 29 2015

Auditorium du Louvre / Beethoven, Debussy, Berio, Bartók

“a pianist of obvious talent and with a radiant future”
ResMusica, September 2015

 

Jun 01 2015

Chicago Symphony Orchestra début

“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.”
Chicago Tribune, June 2015

“Soloist Denis Kozhukhin made a bracing CSO debut… [he] brought concentrated power and fresh, limpid poetry to the arc of this single-movement work, keeping the contrasts in skillful alignment.”
Chicago Classical Review, June 2015

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