Next Concerts

Jun 24, 2024

Brisbane solo recital

South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Franz Schubert: Sonata in B flat Major D. 960
Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor

Venue: Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio

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Jun 27, 2024

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Jaime Martin

Southbank, Australia

Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila: Overture
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2
Dvořák Symphony No.8

Venue: Hamer Hall

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High Voltage with Altinoglu, Kozhukhin and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

March 24, 2023

“Ravel’s Concerto in G takes us to completely different worlds. From that suggestive, almost hypnotic evocation of Debussy, we move on to a piece full of vitality, smiles, light-heartedness and, as its author intended, fun. Exultant fun from beginning to end, with hardly any respite, barely in the second movement, which never ceases to smile charmingly, albeit in a calmer way. Music that fits like a glove to the vitalistic nerve of the French maestro, who put all the rhythmic voltage into a vibrant accompaniment for the Russian soloist Denis Kozhukhin, who in turn demonstrated his excellent level once again.

As has been appreciated on previous occasions, the Russian’s sound is beautiful and has sufficient presence, although it does not dazzle. He shades beautifully and handles the pedal with general restraint, only occasionally overstepping that balance. He translated the fast-paced score apolloniously and with impeccable momentum, with a good dose of panache and fantasy, very successful realisation of the music’s jazzy resonances, and enviable intensity, connecting very well with the baton in a reading in which the rhythmic energy shone through.”

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