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WildKat PR is thrilled to be working with Blüthner on their inaugural Piano Series. Seven virtuosi will showcase the piano with its unique Golden Tone in a series of seven recitals held at St John’s Smith Square over the 2017/18 season.

From its founding in 1853 by Julius Blüthner, the eponymous firm has remained family-run. Current CEO, Dr Christian Blüthner-Haessler, enjoyed a successful career as a cancer surgeon, before taking the reins in 1996, and being named Businessman of the Year in Germany in 2004 after just 8 years in the industry.

From its inception, Blüthner has been an innovative company, which can be seen today in its impressive range of Design Pianos, and the extraordinary PH Grand. Blüthner has also pushed boundaries exploring the mechanics of tone production, with the creation of the Aliquot string, an added fourth string which vibrates sympathetically, cylindrical soundboards, and angle cut hammers, resulting in a truly special sound.

The starry list of Blüthner advocates includes Brahms, Mahler, Bartók, Debussy, Reger, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Liberace, Stevie Wonder, and Ariana Grande.

The seven programmes held at St John’s Smith Square will be performed by outstanding talents from across the world, highlighting the versatility, depth, and character of the Blüthner instrument. Repertoire will include Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven; Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and Brahms; Stravinsky and transcriptions of Chinese music; Sjogren, Nielssen, and Nilsson. Tom Poster’s Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective will open the series performing Clara Schumann, Brahms, Schubert, and Robert Schumann.

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(Written on September 14, 2017 )

We are always thrilled when artists return to us to promote their exciting new projects. This is the case with Dmitry Masleev, one of the most promising, rising piano talents of our time. This is our third collaboration and this time Dmitry not only has concerts and debuts around the world, but will also release his highly anticipated debut album on the legendary label Melodiya.

After winning the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, he went on to fascinate audiences all over the world, playing at the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Paris Philharmonie and Carnegie Hall, amongst many others. He has been joined on stage by orchestras such as the Orchestra of Radio France, Munich Symphony and Moscow Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva, also seeking artistic friendship with, Boris Berezovsky and Gidon Kremer.

In the past two years of successful concerts, Dmitry has enjoyed performing in front of a live audience, which has not only given him invaluable experience but has also allowed him to speak and engage with concertgoers directly. It quickly became clear that they highly anticipated a debut recording so, gladly responding to the audience’s demand, Dmitry is now announcing the release of his debut album under the Russian label Melodiya this October. WildKat PR will be supporting Dmitry for this release.

This debut album titled, in pure simplicity, “Piano” will include a selection of Domenico Scarlatti’s sonatas, alongside Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major. Even though Dmitry stated in an interview that Russian music was very appealing to him because of the freedom he feels while playing it, it is no coincidence that the Italian Baroque composer Scarlatti can be found on his album. Scarlatti had an important impact on the development of Classicism, which largely shaped the way Shostakovich and Prokofiev composed.

The release of ‘Piano” will coincide with Dmitry’s debuts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and St. Johns Smith Square in London, as part of the Blüthner Piano Series. He will be touring in the US, playing at the Schloss Elma and with the Bamberger Symphoniker at the end of the year. Stay tuned for more details as it will be – yet again – an exciting year for Dmitry!

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(Written on September 11, 2017 )

Welcoming back pianist Dmitry Masleev

WildKat PR is delighted to welcome back pianist Dmitry Masleev, the triumphant winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition (2015).

In 2016, WildKat had the opportunity to support Dmitry Masleev during his successful European tour, including a great debut with the Münchner Symphoniker in Munich and a remarkable appearance at the Klavierfestival Ruhr, which was followed by invitations from the Rheingau, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Bad Kissingen festivals. Dmitry Masleev was called a pianist of “virtuoso brilliance” (The Financial Times), possessing “musicality of metaphysical proportions” (Neue Musikzeitung).

© 2017 Dmitry Masleev

© 2017 Dmitry Masleev

2017 began for Masleev with a highly anticipated Carnegie Hall début recital where he performed a “fiercely demanding” programme of Scarlatti, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt, which cemented his reputation internationally as “one of the genuinely great pianists of his generation” (New York City Informer).

WildKat is very happy to support Dmitry Masleev for his next great debut: on March 11th Dmitry Masleev will perform Rachmaninoff’s Variations on the Theme of Paganini at the Konzerthaus Berlin with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Robert Trevino. Keep checking the WildKat PR blog for updates!

© 2017 Dmitry Masleev

© 2017 Dmitry Masleev

(Written on February 28, 2017 )

Dmitry Masleev, pianist and first prize winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, brings classical music up close: using a GoPro camera, he films himself playing Nikolai Kapustin’s Concert Etude No. 3 ‘Toccatina’, a virtuosic etude that makes you wonder how he manages to achieve such a steady image while his fingers are dancing over the piano.

With GoPro cameras, normally used for spectacular sport videos, you can provide a unique, personal perspective from the performer’s viewpoint. Anne Sophie Mutter already uses it and the Royal Opera House used 31 cameras to film their performance of Rossini’s William Tell Overture and create an orchestra guide.

Get your own close-up experience, watch the video and feel like you are playing the piece yourself!

 

(Written on June 21, 2016 )

WildKat PR is delighted to introduce our latest client, Russian pianist Dmitry Masleev, winner of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition 2015.

Dmitry Masleev won first price at the International Tchaikovsky Competition and became the centre of interest with rare unanimous support from the audience, the jury and the media. The Neue Musikzeitung reported:

“His musicality of metaphysical proportions transformed the hall. There was a feeling that we entered an alternative reality. This sensation continued into the final round with the Tchaikovsky B- minor and Prokofiev Third Piano concertos… The joy and relief on the faces of the jurors said it all: we have found the true winner.“

In addition to the gold medal, the distinguished jury of the Tchaikovsky Competition awarded him with a special prize for his interpretation of a Mozart concerto. Since the competition in 2015, Masleev has toured extensively, delighting his audiences in New York, London, Munich, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Beijing and all over Russia with what the Financial Times described as “virtuoso brilliance”.

Dmitry Masleev

Dmitry Masleev

He was honoured to accept Maestro Gergiev’s invitation to play Mozart D-minor and Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 with the Mariinsky Orchestra in St. Petersburg during the holiday season.

Next season he will perform with the National Philharmonic of Russia and Maestro Spivakov and make his solo recital debut on the main stage of Carnegie Hall.

In the coming months Dmitry has a full schedule with confirmed recitals all over Germany:

  1. Klavierfestival in Ruhr (27th May)
  2. Recitals in Essen, Mannhiem and Regensburg with Spivakov and the  National Philharmonic of Russia (16th till 25th November
  3. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival (Summer 2017)
  4. His Berlin debut with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin (11th March 2017)

Other international confirmed recitals will take place in Rome, Tokyo, Sao Paolo and Moscow. He will also collaborate with the Orchestra of Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the Borodin Quartet.

Dmity Masleev was born and raised in Ulan-Ude, a Siberian town between Lake Baikal and the Mongolian border. He was educated at the Moscow Conservatory (class of professor Mikhail Petukhov) and the International Music Academy at Lake Como. During his student years he won a number of international competitions, which led to invitations to tour all over Germany, Italy, France, Romania and Russia.

We are very much looking forward to supporting Dmitry Masleev throughout the new season. Keep checking the WildKat PR blog for updates.

(Written on February 5, 2016 )