Enjoy a Night of Live Classical Piano Music Featuring Denis Matsuev
Written By: Randa Akeel UCLA’s Royce Hall Welcomes Back Acclaimed Piano Virtuoso, Denis Matsuev
Experience a musical performance like no other when The Cherry Orchard Festival presents acclaimed piano virtuoso Denis Matsuev performing at two special West Coast engagements at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Friday, Jan. 22 and San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 24.
Matsuev’s piano recital will feature famous works including Tchaikovsky’s Seasons, Schumann’s Kreisleriana, and Stravinsky’s Petrouchka.
Matsuev has prospered as one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation, earning widespread praise from fans and critics alike after winning gold at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1998.
Matsuev has prospered as one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation, earning widespread praise from fans and critics alike after winning gold at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1998. This performance will be Matsuev’s second appearance at Royce Hall, the first was in front of a sold-out crowd in 2012.
Matsuev’s enthusiastic and passionate approach has garnered special acknowledgement from numerous respected critics: The New York Times named him, “the successor to Russian keyboard lions like Evgeny Kissin, Arcadi Volodos, and Vladimir Horowitz.” The Washington Post calls him, “an absolute powerhouse of a pianist capable of vanquishing the most technically demanding music in the repertory.” His brilliant and unique talent is evident throughout his performance.
Matsuev tours internationally, appearing before the likes of the Queen of England, the Pope and former President Bill Clinton, and has played with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony. Matsuev also had the honor of performing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The Cherry Orchard Festival, a production of the Cherry Orchard Festival Foundation, is an organization that promotes artistic activity and the exchange of views and ideas while aiming to enlighten, reveal and engage audiences through educational programs and events. The Cherry Orchard Festival’s vision is to create an ongoing connection between American audiences and international artists, thus promoting greater cultural understanding and encouraging family participation in the arts. Since the foundation held their first International Arts Festival in New York City in 2013, the festival has expanded to Boston and Washington, D.C.
The event will be held on Friday, Jan. 22, at Royce Hall at 8 p.m. You can purchase tickets at Roycehall.org or through the UCLA Central Ticket Office: 310.825.2101.
These not-to-miss recitals will be held on Friday, Jan. 22, at Royce Hall at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at Herbst Theatre.
Event: Denis Matsuev Piano Recital at Royce Hall (Los Angeles)
Date: Friday, Jan. 22
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: $55-$95 Orchestra Seating and $55-$85 Balcony Seating
Event: Denis Matsuev Piano Recital at Herbst Theatre (San Francisco)
Date: Sunday, Jan. 24
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: $95-$105 for orchestra seating, $55-$65 for balcony seating
340 Royce Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90095