Russian piano master, Denis Matsuev, returns to the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on October 20 in a program of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Schumann, and Prokofiev. Here are five reasons we think you should go:

1. A Russian Cultural Export

One of Russia’s proudest cultural exports, Denis Matsuev is among the most sought-after musicians of his generation.

2. Playing the World’s Grandest Concert Halls

Denis Matsuev

Matsuev has played some of the most prestigious venues around the globe including sold out recitals at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington, Salle Gaveau in Paris, and Royal Albert Hall in London.


3. Of Olympic Proportions

Denis Matsuev

Viewers of the official closing ceremony at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi will recognize Matsuev who was honoured as a featured solo musician.


4. A Poets Instinct

Matsuev is known for conquering the greatest piano masterpieces with a distinct poetic instinct that puts him in a league of his own.

5. North American Tour

Denis Matsuev

This concert is part of Matsuev’s latest North American tour, which is already receiving rave reviews.