Next Concerts

May 30, 2024

Duo recital with Janine Jansen

Utrecht, Netherlands

Venue: TivoliVrendenburg

Link to the performance

Jun 3, 2024

Schumann Trio recital with Vilde Frang and Max Hornung

Bergen, Norway

Robert Schumann (1810-56)
Piano Trio no. 1 in D minor, op. 63
Piano Trio no. 2 in F Major, op. 80
Piano Trio no. 3 in G minor, op. 110

Venue: King Hakons Hall

Features

May 24th, 2022

For ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, Denis Kozhukhin turns a piano into an orchestra

“For me, the piano is an instrument with infinite possibility, sound, force, colors, imitation. It’s all about imagination, so all the ideas are first born in your head, in your ears.”

“We work all our lives, and we study like crazy for perfection. But what is perfection in music? What is perfection in life? Of course, you can play a concert without hitting a single wrong note, and I really admire people who can do that. It’s an achievement, of course, and this is what we all aim for. Obviously, if you have too many wrong notes, it can kind of destroy the whole picture. You can go to concerts and sit there for two hours and not hear a wrong note, but it can be boring and empty. So, this thing of playing wrong notes, it’s really overjudged sometimes, and it shouldn’t become an obsession.”

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