Friday, 24_11_2017 8 p.m. | National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing | Tour

Sergei Rakhmaninov

Sergei Rakhmaninov, one of the greatest pianists of all time and one of the most outstanding melodists amongst composers, was born at Oneg, near Novgorod, on 20 March 1873 (1 April New Style), into a musical family. In 1888 Rakhmaninov began to study...  more

Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 4 in G minor, Opus 40

Peter I. Tschaikowsky

"I consider you the greatest musical talent in present-day Russia", Russian music critic Hermann Laroche is said to have told Peter I. Tschaikowsky (born on April 25th 1840 in Votkinsk). And indeed, with his emotion-laden, voluptuous music, the...  more

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74, "Pathétique"

"I could convince neither the orchestra nor the audience that this is my best work, and that I will never be able to write anything better than this symphony. Pity." said Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky in 1893, six days before his death, recalling the...

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Valery Gergiev, conductor

Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant...  more

Denis Matsuev, piano

Since his triumph in the 1998 at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition, Denis Matsuev has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic tradition and has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his...  more