Wednesday 30 September 2015

Denis Kozhukhin signs exclusively with PENTATONE

Press release: Baarn, The Netherlands, 30 September 2015


PENTATONE is delighted to announce the launch of its collaboration with rising star, pianist Denis Kozhukhin.


"By his final encore, the audience was lying at the feet of Denis Kozhukhin… Kozhukhin has already shown that he belongs to the vanguard of pianists… Kozhukhin certainly must return more often in the Master pianists Series.”

(De Volkskrant)


Since winning the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2010, Denis Kozhukhin has been steadily developing a very successful international concert career. He has already performed at many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, both as a recitalist and as a soloist performing with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and the Mariinksy Orchestra. This announcement comes on the day on which Kozhukhin returns for a recital at the Cologne Philharmonie and ahead of a season which includes recitals at the Concertgebouw’s Master Pianists Series, Vienna Konzerthaus, Lucerne Festival, the Southbank Centre’s International Piano Series, Boston Celebrity Series and Wigmore Hall. Future orchestral engagements include the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestre National de France, Netherlands Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Brussels Philharmonic and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.

With the signing of an exclusive contract, PENTATONE welcomes Denis Kozhukhin amongst the realm of the young generation of top performers already present on its roster, such as violinist Arabella Steinbacher and cellist Johannes Moser. The collaboration will be launched with the recording of Tchaikovsky and Grieg Piano Concertos, together with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Vassily Sinaisky within a few weeks in October.

Denis Kozhukhin says about the collaboration:

“It is an honour to embark on this relationship with Pentatone, a label with a clear artistic vision and a commitment to excellence. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to record repertoire that has played a significant part in my musical life and to join a roster of artists whom I greatly admire. I am excited to be joining the Pentatone team and look forward to our musical collaboration.” – Denis Kozhukhin