New Generation Piano Recital – Dmitry Masleev
thursday 02 February 2017, 8.30 p.m.
Recital to coincide with the exhibition Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection
Dmitry Masleev, Piano
(2015 Tchaikovsky Competition Winner)
Sonate en si mineur K.27
Sonate en fa mineur, K.466
Sonate en ré mineur, K.1
Sonate en ré mineur, K.141
Sonate n°2 op.14
Sonate n°3 op. 28
Morceaux de fantaisie op.3 n°1
Morceaux de fantaisie op.3 n°2
Etudes-Tableaux op.33 n°4, op.39 n°4, op.39 n°9
Dmitry Masleev, piano
The triumphant winner of XV International Tchaikovsky Competition (2015), Dmitry Masleev took the First Prize and the international spotlight with wholehearted support from the audience, the jury, and the media. The Neue Musikzeitung reported: “His musicality of metaphysical proportions transformed the hall. There was a feeling that we entered an alternative reality. This sensation continued into the final round with the Tchaikovsky B-flat minor and Prokofiev Third Piano concertos…
The joy and relief on the faces of the jurors said it all: we have found the true winner.“ Since the competition, Mr. Masleev has been on an extensive tour, delighting his audiences in New York, London, Munich, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Beijing, and all over Russia with what The Financial Times described as “virtuoso brilliance”.
He was honored to accept Maestro Gergiev’s invitation to play Mozart D-flat minor and Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 with the Mariinsky Orchestra in St. Petersburg during the holiday season. In the coming months, Mr. Masleev will perform at the Klavierfestival Ruhr and will open the Istanbul Festival. He is looking forward to a tour of Germany with the National Philharmonic of Russia and Maestro Spivakov, and to his upcoming performances in Berlin, Paris, London, Rome, Milan, Bologna, Brussels, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Sao Paolo, Moscow, and New York. “A discovery and a brilliant pianist,” is how his senior colleague Boris Berezovsky describes Mr. Masleev; “I was sincerely happy for his success, which is absolutely deserved." In addition to the, gold medal, the distinguished jury of the Tchaikovsky Competition awarded him a special prize for his interpretation of a Mozart concerto. According to The Neva Time, “the decisions of the Piano Panel were uncompromising. There could not have been a more accurate and fair choice.” Describing the creative character of Dmitry Masleev, music critics note the impeccable technique, sense of form, brilliance, lyricism, and spontaneity of style.
Born and raised in Ulan‐Ude, a Siberian town between Lake Baikal and the Mongolian border, Mr. Masleev was educated at the Moscow Conservatory (class of Professor Mikhail Petukhov) and the International Music Academy at Lake Como. During his student years he won a number of international competitions, which lead to touring invitations in Germany, Italy, France, Romania and Russia.