Some fresh critic in the Luzerner Zeitung after our performance of the Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy in KKL, Luzern.
“The piano part was performed by a young and surprising pianist Denis Zhdanov. He graduates with his Master Solo Diploma at the Hochschule Luzern this year, he has already won various prizes and played with Madrid Symphony and Helsinki Radio Symphony among others.
He brought a corresponding self-confidence to the Fantasy. The Ukrainian plays a modern Beethoven, creating nearly a film music piece from a virtuoso firework. While his playing is being dramatic in the expression, sometimes slightly tough but very clear and distinct by structure, he gives this piece a very special and fascinating character. The orchestra stays here at a more “traditional” side. The public treats the excellent ensemble of the choir and soloists with a long lasting applause at the end.”