International sensation treats audience to monumental program
at the Chan Centre
Show One Productions proudly presents Russia’s unequaled piano virtuoso, Denis Matsuev, in his hotly anticipated return to the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC, October 20, 2016 at 8pm. The internationally celebrated soloist, famed for his inimitable interpretations of esteemed piano masterworks, will perform a sublime program of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Schumann, and Prokofiev.
“As part of our ongoing mission to bring peerless performers to Canada, we are thrilled to welcome Denis Matsuev back to Vancouver,” said Svetlana Dvoretsky, Founder & Executive Producer of Show One Productions. “Representing one of Russia’s preeminent cultural exponents, and touted as one of the most sought-after musicians of his generation, Matsuev will take the Chan Centre stage as part of his current North American tour. With recent tour engagements at major venues in Eastern Canada and the US receiving rave reviews, audiences will not want to miss this riveting evening of piano genius at its finest.”
Denis Matsuev captured the world’s attention following his triumphant win at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He has since become legendary for his mastery over a staggering breadth of piano works with signature technique in a league of its own. Known for his poetic instinct, and ability to put his own distinct mark on each masterpiece he conquers, Matsuev was recently hailed by the Montreal Devoir as, “a pianist without equal on the planet and with few equals in the history of the piano.”
As a first rank soloist, Matsuev is regularly called to perform in sold out recitals at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington, Salle Gaveau in Paris, and Royal Albert Hall in London. The prodigious keyboardist has enjoyed successful collaborations with such illustrious conductors as Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel, Yuri Temirkanov, Maris Jansons, Vladimir Spivakov, and Zubin Mehta.
At home in Russia, Matsuev remains one of the nation’s most revered cultural icons. He is a recipient of the Shostakovich’s Prize in Music, as well as the Russian Federation’s State Prize in Literature and Arts. In February 2014, Matsuev was honoured to perform before millions of viewers at the official Closing Ceremony of the XXII Winter Olympic games in Sochi.
In addition to the vast musical contributions Matsuev has made over his career, he has been an avid supporter of music education. Matsuev serves as President to the charitable Russian foundation New Names, an organization that discovers and nurtures young talent. Through New Names, 10,000 children have received monetary grants and/or opportunities to perform at the professional stage. In recognition of his humanitarian efforts, UNESCO designated Matsuev as its Goodwill Ambassador in April 2014.
About Show One Productions (showoneproductions.ca)
Show One Productions is a full service production company presenting concerts with high-profile classical musicians, opera stars, and orchestras, as well as great dance and theatre companies. Formed in 2004 by Svetlana Dvoretsky, Show One has brought some of the world’s greatest names before Canadian audiences, including Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires, María Pagés, Saint-Petersburg State Ballet on Ice, and Imperial Ice Stars, among others.
Show One Productions Presents: Denis Matsuev at the Chan Centre
Date & Time:
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 8pm
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
University of British Columbia
6265 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
604-822-2697 / chancentre.com
In person at the Chan Centre ticket office
Open Tue-Sat, 12pm-5pm