Pianissimo is the first piano evening of its kind that opens the year of Stravinsky in Russia and starts a new musical tradition in St. Petersburg.
Today's generation chooses modern classics. A modern performer is perfectly capable of combining a suit with sneakers and Kanye West with Igor Stravinsky in the same playlist. But Stravinsky won't be the only composer whose music we'll hear at Pianissimo. We’ve included pieces by Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rakhmaninoff, Claude Debussy and Leonid Desyatnikov.
On June 24, Manege is holding an event involving two classical pianists – Dmitry Masleev and Andrey Gugnin. It’s a rare find: two popular young performers at the same event.
Dmitry Masleev is the biggest recent musical discovery and a triumphant winner of the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition (2015). He’s a true favorite of both the capricious audience and the picky press that have nicknamed him a “future great pianist” (La Croix) of “virtuoso brilliance” (The Financial Times) and “musicality of metaphysical proportions” (Neue Musikzeitung). You can enjoy his performance at a number of festivals in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. Dmitry Masleev played alongside with orchestras conducted by Valery Gergiev, Yuri Bashmet and Vladimir Spivakov. January this year Dmitry Masleev debuted as solo pianist in Carnegie Hall (New York). And now we’ll welcome him in St. Peterburg Manege.
Andrey Gugnin is the winner of international competitions in Italy (2014) and in Sydney (2016), as well the Golden Medal at Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions in Salt Lake City (2014). He enjoyed applause of the Carnegie Hall, Auditorium de Louvre and the Musikverein in Vienna. Two piano concerts by Dmitry Shostakovich played by Gugnin for Delos International are featured in the Oscar nominated Spy Bridge by Steven Spielberg. And the solo album of Andrey Gugnin is an absolute must for a millennial’s playlist.
Get your tickets online or in Manege ticket offices. Limited amount of tickets available.