Even in Moscow, Mikhail Pletnev's solo concerts are a rather rare occurrence, and at the Platonov Festival, the recital of this outstanding pianist will be held for the second time.
Mikhail Pletnev — People's Artist of Russia, winner of the Grammy and Triumph awards, as well as the Platonov Prize "for the depth and harmonious interpretation of the world musical heritage". One of the most extraordinary musicians of our time, which combines the outstanding talents of a pianist, conductor and composer.
As a pianist, Mikhail Pletnev performs on the best stages of the world with solo programmes, as well as with famous bands. The audience, colleagues and professional critics are invariably admired by his impeccable technique, a subtle sense of style, and the freshness of his performing interpretation.
In 1980, Mikhail Pletnev made his debut as a conductor. In 1990, he founded the Russian National Orchestra, which, under his leadership, entered the top twenty best orchestras in the world, according to Gramophone magazine.
"Pletnev performs each composition as his own, his interpretations are astounding — hardly any other pianist can do this".
BBC Music Magazine