Winner of the First Prize in the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels at the age of 23, Denis Kozhukhin has established himself as one of the greatest pianists of his generation. Kozhukhin’s performances have been praised by critics as “spellbinding”, “imperious”, and “mesmerizing”.
Technically flawless, Kozhukhin combines wisely the brilliance and power of his playing with a masterful sense of form, maturity, and a very unique sensitivity.
He regularly performs under the batons of Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Jurowski, Gianandrea Noseda, Paavo Järvi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jaap van Zweden, Thomas Dausgaard, Stephan Deneve, Jakub Hrusa, Vassily Petrenko, Kristjan Järvi, Emmanuel Krivine, Jaime Martín, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Xian Zhang, Rafael Payare, Donald Runnicles, Vasilly Sinaisky and Yuri Temirkanov.
His debut recording for the label Pentatone, featuring Grieg Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin and Vassily Sinaisky was received with rave reviews, including Gramophone Editor’s Choice and Disc of the month in Fono Forum and Stereophone.
His last album, including Ravel and Gerswhin Concertos with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under K.Yamada was released in April 2018.