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Do not park at Benaroya. It takes a long time to leave at the end of the show. Park at the Art Museum, half a block away. And it is less expensive.
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Plan extra time for getting around downtown. Parking is available in the building for moderate price. Elevator takes you right inside, so you don't have to go outside in the rain.
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Pianist Denis Matsuev
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3 events
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attended Jan 22 2012

Great performance !!!! Highly recommend to everyone who likes classic music.

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10 events
1 review
6 stars
attended Jan 22 2012

Seattle, congratulation! We had genius Denis Matsuev!

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Quotes & Highlights

“Mr. Matsuev, wielding his athletic virtuosity and steely power, gave a chiseled, hard-driving yet transparent performance.” —The New York Times
“Fundamentally tasteful performance, showing breathtaking virtuosity.” —The Washington Post
Visit Denis Matsuev’s website for music, photos, videos and more.


Russian virtuoso pianist Denis Matsuev returns to the United States as part of a massive worldwide tour through Europe, Asia, Israel and beyond. The pianist received critical acclaim for his sold-out Carnegie Hall recital in early 2010 — an evening about which The New York Times noted, “he superbly offered a primal performance … [the] atmosphere was electric.” Known for his breathtaking virtuosity and clear artistic identity, Matsuev is one of the most sought-after pianists on the international concert stage and has performed with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berliner Philharmoniker with Valery Gergiev, The London Symphony Orchestra with Semyon Bychkov and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin. For his appearance at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, Matsuev will perform a program of works by Schubert, Beethoven, Grieg and Stravinsky.

This event is not recommended for children under 5 years of age.

*Program: *

Franz Peter Schubert, Piano Sonata No. 14 in A Minor, Op. 143, D. 784

Ludwig Van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata”

Edvard Grieg, Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 7

Igor Stravinsky, Three Movements from ballet Petrushka (arranged for piano)