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16 - Oct
(Nearby Event: Arts & Theater)
Where:The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20009

Denis Kozhukhin is a Russian pianist with an unusually international background. After childhood lessons in Russia, he studied at the Queen Sofia Conservatory in Madrid and subsequently at the International Piano Academy at Lake Como, where his teachers included Menahem Pressler, Charles Rosen, Andreas Staier, Peter Frankl, and Boris Berman. He was a prizewinner at the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006, and in 2010 he won the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. He has given recitals and concerto performances all over Europe and the Americas, and his solo recordings include music by Prokofiev and Haydn.

PROGRAM:

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
Suite No. 7 in G minor, HWV 432 (1720)
     Ouverture: Largo - presto - largo
     Andante
     Allegro
     Sarabande
     Gigue
     Passacaille

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
3 Intermezzi, Op. 117 (1892)
     Andante moderato
     Andante non troppo e con molto espressione
     Andante con moto

BÉLA BARTÓK (1881-1945)
Out of Doors, Sz. 81, BB. 89 (1926)
     With Drums and Pipes
     Barcarolla
     Musettes
     The Night's Music
     The Chase

Intermission

CARL MARIA VON WEBER (1786-1826)
Piano Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 49; J. 206 (1816)
     Allegro feroce
     Andante con molto
     Rondo: Presto con molto vivacita

ISAAC ALBÉNIZ (1860-1909)
Selections from Iberia  (1905)
     El Corpus en Sevilla (Book 1)
     Triana (Book 2)
     Eritaña (Book 4)

Denis Kozhukhin's playing is characterised by an extraordinary technical mastery balanced by a sharp intelligence, calm maturity and wisdom. Kozhukhin has that rare and special gift of creating an immediate and compelling emotional connection with his audience.

Since winning First P

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