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Anyone who attended last season’s concert by the Mariinsky Orchestra came away talking about one thing: the astonishing piano soloist Denis Matsuev, whose extraordinary performance of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto had the audience buzzing in the lobby at intermission, immediately after the performance, and for weeks beyond the concert hall. UMS immediately pursued a date for a solo recital and is pleased to deliver what is sure to be one of the most talked-about events of the season. “[The] Russian pianist Denis Matsuev brought …legendary Herculean strength and terrifying technique that Rachmaninoff and his famous octave-and-a-half hand span was said to have embodied. Matsuev was up to the task. Not only did he throw down thunderous octaves and navigate flurries of notes and trills, he had the endurance to consider the greater picture of the work at all times…It was a performance of formidable dexterity and structural clarity.” (Pittsburgh)

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