By Laman Ismayilova
A world-renowned virtuoso pianist, People’s Artist of Russia, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Denis Matsuev has performed with a concert program at the Heydar Aliyev Palace.
First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva, her daughters Leyla Aliyeva and Arzu Aliyeva attended the concert.
At the concert, Denis Matsuev brilliantly performed the works of world-famous composers Ludwig van Beethoven, Sergey Rachmaninov, Frederic Chopin, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergey Prokofiev, etc.
Denis Matsuev is rightly considered as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation.
Matsuev performs with the world's best known orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, and others.
Denis Matsuev regularly appears with the most distinguished conductors on a stage today.
Since his triumph in the 1998 at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition, Denis Matsuev has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian piano tradition and has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation.
He is a frequent guest of world famous music festivals such as Verbier Festival and Lucerne Music Festival in Switzerland, BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival in Great Britain, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in Germany, Les Chorégies d’Orange and Festival de la Rogue d’Anthéron in France, etc.
Matsuev is a winner of prestigious "Shostakovich’s Prize" in Music as well as the State Prize of Russian Federation in Literature and Arts.
He is also a People’s Artist of Russia, Honorary Professor of the Moscow State University.
In February 2014, Denis Matsuev was awarded the honour of performing at the official Closing Ceremony of the 22th Winter Olympic games in Sochi and at the same year UNESCO designated Denis Matsuev as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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