Oct 17 2011
This weekend the Utah Symphony will take a break from the Beethoven symphony cycle to perform a concert of early works by Russian composers. The concert will feature two young guest artists performing in Utah for the first time: Scottish conductor Garry Walker and Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin. The program will include Stravinsky’s rarely performed Symphony No. 1, op. 1, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 10, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, op. 17.
“What I like in the U.S. public is their freshness of the perception of music, great attention to what is happening on stage and huge love and respect for music and arts in general. I am really looking forward to playing in Utah, which for me is a big step to discover many new things about U.S. and its public.”
Aug 27 2011
With his love for music, pianist Denis Kozhukhin is constantly widening his repertoire.
’When I approach a new piece, it is important for me do it justice and to strike the right balance between the emotional and the intellectual, but this is just me; others will see in the same music different ideas, and this is the beauty that is in the art,” says pianist Denis Kozhukhin, who will be performing at the International Chamber Music Festival in Jerusalem next week.
“You can never say, ‘Okay, now I’ve understood it all. And at the end of the day, I want not to be ashamed of what I have done.”