Russian Champion Pianist Plays Concerto Classics
Why We Recommend it
The Queen Elisabeth Competition 2010 winner Denis Kozhukhin (b. 1986, Russia) performs Schnittke, Haydn and Rachmaninov classics at Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s Great Piano Concertos series.
Praised as the soloist “giving a performance of crystalline clarity that downplayed the sentimentality in favour of understated lyricism, but with plenty of bravura power where it was needed” by The Guardian, the Russian pianist established himself as one of the greatest pianists of his generation by winning the prestigious Brussels championships at the young age of 23. Kozhukhin frequently appears with many of the leading international orchestras, such as Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony, Staatskapelle Berlin, Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic, among other.
Conducted by Ken Lee, Music Director of both Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the piano concerto programme comprises of a classic line-up: Schnittke’s Polyphonic Tango (1979) (Asian première), Haydn’s Symphony No. 60 in C, Hob I:60, “Il Distratto”, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor, Op 30.