June 10th, 2013
Denis Kozhukhin makes debuts with Adelaide Symphony, West Australian Symphony and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestras
This month Denis Kozhukhin embarks on a tour of Australia and Japan during which he will make three orchestral debuts. Kozhukhin begins the tour in Adelaide where he will give two performances of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 at Adelaide Town Hall with conductor Arvo Volmer. Kozhukhin will also make his Australian recital debut on 11 June at Elder Hall. Kozhukhin will be joined by violinist Natsuko Yoshimoto in a programme featuring works by Beethoven, Britten, Prokofiev and Brahms.
The following week Kozhukhin will travel to Perth for two performances at Perth Concert Hall. On 14 and 15 June, Kozhukhin will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and will again collaborate with Arvo Volmer. On 17 June, Kozhukhin gives his second Australian recital at the Government House Ballroom in Perth. The programme will open with Haydn Sonata in F major, HB 16/23 followed by Franck Prelude Chorale and Fugue and Wagner’s Tannhauser Overture in an arrangement by Liszt. The second half will feature Schubert Four Impromptus Op. 90 and Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 6.
The tour will come to an end in Tokyo, where Kozhukhin will make his debut with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. On 25 and 26 June he will perform Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 at both the Aichi Prefectural Art Theatre in Nagoya and at Osaka Symphony Hall under the baton of Kazuyoshi Akiyama.