Denis Matsuev receives applause during his recital of Tchaikovsky piano music at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall as part of the 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Photo: courtesy Hong Kong Arts Festival

Russian pianist Denis Matsuev brings technical brilliance, emotional intimacy to Tchaikovsky recital

  • The Seasons called for poetry and finesse from Matsuev, which he delivered in spades
  • Composer’s Grand Sonata, which he called ‘dry and complicated’, was by turns lyrical, spikily rhythmic and exuberant in pianist’s hands
Topic |   Classical music

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Denis Matsuev receives applause during his recital of Tchaikovsky piano music at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall as part of the 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Photo: courtesy Hong Kong Arts Festival
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Soloist Zee Zee (Zhang Zuo) is applauded by the audience in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall after her performance of Ravel’s Piano Concerto with Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Estonian chief conductor Paavo Järvi, part of the 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Photo: Hong Kong Arts Festival

Chinese pianist Zee Zee dazzles in Ravel concerto, NHK Symphony Orchestra nails Prokofiev’s 6th

  • Soloist’s breathtaking technique was on display in performance of Ravel’s jazz-infused Concerto in G
  • Japanese orchestra under Paavo Järvi played with power and precision in Prokofiev’s demanding and sometimes excruciating Symphony No. 6
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Soloist Zee Zee (Zhang Zuo) is applauded by the audience in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall after her performance of Ravel’s Piano Concerto with Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Estonian chief conductor Paavo Järvi, part of the 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Photo: Hong Kong Arts Festival
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