Denis Kozhukhin

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Jemima Pickersgill

Jemima Pickersgill

Assistant Artist Manager


General management with Askonas Holt Partner managers: Spain: Ibermúsica France: IS Artists

About Denis

Denis Kozhukhin's 2023/24 season includes returns to the Oslo Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Washington’s National Symphony and Orquestra Simfónica de Barcelona, alongside debuts with Dallas Symphony, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Melbourne Symphony. Denis will also perform recitals and chamber music at the Pierre Boulez Saal, Elbphilharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Zurich’s Tonhalle.

Highlights of the last two seasons include performances with San Francisco Symphony, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Frankfurt’s hr-Sinfonieorchester, BBC Symphony, Orchestre National de Belgique, Danish National Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and WDR Sinfonieorchester, working Rafael Payare, Alain Altintoglu, Cristian Măcelaru, Hannu Lintu, Dalia Stasevska and Santtu-Matias Rouvali among others.

Since winning the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2010, Denis has performed with the London Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic and Staatskapelle Berlin, and is a regular performer at the Verbier, Grafenegg and Lanaudiere festivals. As a Pentatone recording artist, his discography spans works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Ravel and Gershwin.

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General management with Askonas Holt Partner managers: Spain: Ibermúsica France: IS Artists

Season Highlights

Sep 2023
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington
Sergei Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40 National Symphony Orchestra Washington Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
Nov 2023
Namur Concert Hall, Belgium
Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op.16 Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège Gergely Madaras (conductor)
Dec 2023
Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
Schubert, Sonata D 960 Liszt, Sonata in B minor





  • Brahms chamber music with Janine Janson, Timothy Ridout and Daniel Blendulf

    Wigmore Hall, London
    Dec 2023
    • ***** Kozhukhin, at the centre of everything, was just fabulous. He really does have some very special qualities indeed to bring to Brahms … Kozhukhin and Janine Jansen give a lot of concerts together, and his playing aligns superbly with her quick-fire imagination, inventiveness, sense of shaping a line in a different way she plays it. The unhurried spaciousness of the beginning of the A major Violin Sonata set a tone for the evening.

    • ***** In the violin sonata, Kozhukhin’s opening was warm... Jansen and Kozhukhin contrasted well the intimate, almost prayerful opening with playful bounce in the offbeat rhythms that followed... both players carried us through its lyricism, injected with mysterious diminished piano arpeggios to its richly dramatic conclusion... Right from Kozhukhin’s thundering opening to the Third Piano Quartet, and the dark string response, it was clear this would be a totally committed performance from all four musicians. Kozhukhin set the perpetual motion that drives the finale to its wild conclusion, with the other instruments exchanging thematic material... an intensely passionate performance.

    • ...[Jansen & Kozhukhin] excelled in the central section of the second movement, which tripped along with admirable definition of those rhythms, and in the finale, where the two enjoyed a more assertive musical dialogue... This account exhibited elegance, poise and no little power... the real hero of the performance was Kozhukhin, elevating the heroic elements of a score closely associated with Goethe’s Werther while keeping the nervousness emanating from Brahms’s syncopated rhythms... This was a truly memorable performance, capping an outstanding evening of music making for which all involved should be immensely proud.