St Petersburg, Mariinsky II

Denis Matsuev and his friends

XIV Mariinsky International Piano Festival

Denis Matsuev (piano)
Sergei Krylov (violin)
Alexander Ramm (cello)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

An acclaimed pianist who needs no introduction, Denis Matsuev will be performing two concerts the same day during the festival – a true test for any pianist, but for such an "Atlantes" as Denis Matsuev it is just another day.
The concert begins with two, arguably ground-breaking, works by Ludwig van Beethoven – the Apassionata and his last Thirty-Second Sonata. Sonata No 32 has only recently appeared in the repertoire of Denis Matsuev and is the twenty-sixth sonata in the pianist's repertoire of the Viennese classical composer.
The evening will conclude with chamber music. The musician will be partnered by the violinist Sergei Krylov and cellist Alexander Ramm. There will be a performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio In Memory of a Great Artist, a tragic work written after the death of the composer’s friend, the brilliant pianist Nikolai Rubenstein. Tchaikovsky’s name is linked with an important stage of the artistic career of Denis Matsuev, as it was with the victory at the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition that the pianist founded his international career.

The concert will feature the use of an acoustic shell

Age category 6+

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