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All Events postponed due to COVID-19

Published March 20, 2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic all concerts, including the April 5 Recital with Osmo Vänskä and Erin Keefe at TMORA are postponed. The new date will be announced as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and healthy!

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"Music at the Museum" series turns 10

Published January 16, 2020

January 16 marks a 10-th Birthday of the "Music at the Museum" concert series at TMORA! Ten years ago Denis performed a sold-out inaugural solo recital featuring Mussorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition, as well as works Tchaikovsky and Chopin.

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New CD album: “American Avenues”

Published November 1, 2019

New album: “American Avenues,” released by Centaur Records is now available via Amazon or Music by Gershwin, Bernstein, Barber and Rorem performed by violinist Helen Chang Haertzen, cellist Silver Ainomäe and pianists Denis Evstuhin and Oleg Levin.


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Solo Recital at TMORA

The Museum of Russian Art | Minneapolis, MN (USA)

The 10th Anniversary Season of the "Music at the Museum" Concert Series at TMORA is coming to the end. Don't miss a piano solo recital featuring masterpieces by Russian composers of 19th and 20th Centuries.

Tony and Beth

Solo Recital at the University of Minnesota

Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, University of Minnesota | Minneapolis, MN (USA)

Denis presents a new solo program featuring music by Sergei Rachmaninov and Edward Grieg.


Celebration of Beethoven's 250th Birthday

Sundin Music Hall | St. Paul, MN (USA)

2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven and Denis Evstuhin with his colleagues and friends is ready to celebrate! The special program will be showcasing some Beethoven's piano and chamber music favourites.

Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:00 PM

Chamber Music Recital with Osmo Vänskä & Erin Keefe - RESCHEDULED

The Museum of Russian Art | Minneapolis, MN (USA)

On April 5, Denis celebrates an artistic reunion with stars of the Minneseota Orchestra's Artistic Director Osmo Vänskä, clarinet and concertmeiser Erin Keefe, violin. The program featured music by Brahms, Khachaturian, and Poulenc.

Tony and Beth
Saturday, January 4 & Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:00 PM

Chamber Music Recital with Anthony Ross & Beth Rapier

The Museum of Russian Art | Minneapolis, MN (USA)

Minnesota Orchestra's principal cello Anthony Ross with his wife and colleague Beth Rapier joins Denis for two performances at TMORA featuring music by Beethoven and Menotti.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:00 PM

A Winter Souvenir with Mlada Khudoley & Denis Evstuhin

The Museum of Russian Art | Minneapolis, MN (USA)

Celebrating 10 years of classical music programming at The Museum of Russian Art, this concert will feature works by Adam, Rimsky-Korsakov, Berlin, and a host of traditional Russian, Ukrainian, German, and American holiday songs.


Russian-born pianist Denis Evstuhin has earned international acclaim for his vibrant artistry, remarkable sound quality and brilliant virtuosity by audiences and critics alike. Denis has performed in major cities throughout Russia, Europe, and the USA. Evstuhin has appeared on stages of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Great Philharmonic Hall and the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, as well as the Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, and the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall. Denis appeared as a soloist with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Sioux City Symphony, and the Fairbanks Symphony. He worked with conductors Tugan Sokhiev, Mark Russell Smith, Henry Charles Smith, Eduard Zilberkant, Philip Mann, Sabrie Bekirova, and Vladimir Ziva, among others.

In 2011 Denis made his New York debut with a solo recital in the International Keyboard Institute and Festival's "Prestige Series" at Mannes School of Music. Later he appeared in recitals at Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in Chicago, the Chopin Society in Bern, Switzerland, and the Grand Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia. Recent performance highlights include performances at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall and the Rochester Chamber Music Society.

Evstuhin has also appeared on radio and TV stations in Russia, Europe and the US, including Russian National Television and Radio, Polish Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, National Public Radio (USA). In 2010 he appeared twice a guest artist on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” His first commercial CD featuring chamber music by American composers with violinist Helen Chang-Haertzen and cellist Silver Ainomäe was released by Centaur Classics in 2019.

Denis has earned top prizes in more than ten International piano competitions including the 1st Place at the Iowa International Piano Competition, the 3rd Place at the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition, as well as the Paderewski Intl. Competition, Andorra Intl. Competition, Balakirev Intl. Competition, Rachmaninoff Intl. Competition in Los Angeles. In 2007 he became a semifinalist of the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

Denis holds both Graduate and Post-graduate degrees in piano performance and pedagogy from the St. Petersburg Conservatory (studio of Eduard Bazanov and Elena Shishko), as well as M.M. and DMA degrees in piano performance at the University of Minnesota, where he studied with professor Alexander Braginsky. Evstuhin has participated in master classes, performing for the most distinguished pianists of our time, including Yefim Bronfman, Philippe Entremont, Elisso Virsaladze, Dmitry Bashkirov, Jerome Rose, Lev Naumov, and Mikhail Vosskresensky.

Besides his solo career Denis enjoys collaborating with singers and performing chamber music. He had appeared with acclaimed Russian singers including Ekaterina Semenchuk, Vladislav Sulimsky, Marina Poplavskaya, and Mlada Khudoley, among others.

Since 2010 Denis serves as a Music Curator and a founder of the classical music series at the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis. Within ten years he organized and participated in more than 60 programs featuring internationally acclaimed musicians, such as Minnesota Orchestra's Music Director Osmo Vänskä,
concertmaster Erin Keefe, principal cello Anthony Ross, as well as professor Tanya Remenikova, Atrium String Quartet, Duo Parnas, among others.



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Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo in B minor, Op. 20

Recorded at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall in 2010



L. van Beethoven:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5
Choral Fantasy, op. 80

J. Brahms:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, op. 83

F. Chopin:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante Op. 22

G. Gershwin:

Rhapsody in Blue

E. Grieg:

Concerto in A minor, op. 16

J. Haydn:

Piano Concerto in D Major, Hob. XVIII: 11

F. Liszt:

Piano Concerto No. 1

W. A. Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 20 K. 466
Piano Concerto No. 21 K. 467
Piano Concerto No. 23 K. 488
Piano Concerto No. 24 K. 491

S. Rachmaninov:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3
Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, op. 43

N. Rimsky-Korsakov:

Piano Concerto, op. 30

R. Schumann:

Concerto in A minor, op. 54

P. Tchaikovsky:

Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23

I. Albenis:

Evocacion and Triana (Iberia)

J. S. Bach:

Preludes and Fugues (WTC I & II)
French Suites Nos. 2 & 3
Partitas Nos. 1, 2, 3, 6
Italian concerto

M. Balakirev:

Islamey, Oriental Fantasy

L. van Beethoven:

Piano Sonatas Nos. 5-7, op. 10 Nos. 1-3
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, op.13
Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, op. 22
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, op.27/2
Piano Sonata No. 16 in G Major, op. 31/1
Piano Sonata No. 22 in F Major, op.54
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, op.57
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, op. 90
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, op.111

J. Brahms:

Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor, op. 4
Sonata No. 3 in F minor, op. 5
Rhapsody in B minor, op. 79/1
Rhapsody in G minor, op. 79/2

F. Chopin:

24 Preludes, op. 28
24 Etudes op. 10, 25
4 Ballades
3 Impromtus and Fantasie-impromtu in C-sharp minor, op. 66
Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3
4 Scherzos
Variations Brillantes, op. 12
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, op. 22
Polonaises, op. 26 Nos. 1, 2; op. 40 Nos. 1, 2; op. 44; op. 53
Polonaise-fantasy op. 61
Introduction & Rondo, op.16
Fantasy in F minor, op. 49
Barcarolle, op.60

C. Debussy:

L’Isle joyuse
Preludes (book 1)

A. Glazunov:

Prelude & Fugue in D minor, op. 62

E. Granados:

Allegro de Concierto

E. Grieg:

Ballade, op. 24
Sonata in E minor, op.7
Lyric pieces

J. Haydn:

Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI: 48
Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI: 50
Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI: 52
Sonata in E minor, Hob. XVI: 34
Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI: 23
Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI: 37

A. Khachaturian:


F. Liszt:

Sonata in B minor
Rhapsody Espagnole
Hungarian rhapsody No. 2
Mephisto-Valse No. 1
Reminiscences of Don Giovanni
Grandes etudes de Paganini
3 Transcendental etudes

W. A. Mozart:

Fantasy in D minor K. 397
Sonata in A minor K. 310
Sonata in F Major K. 332
Sonata in B-flat Major K. 333
Sonata in C Major K. 545
Rondo in A minor K. 511
Rondo in D Major K. 485

F. Mendelsson:

Serious Variations in D minor, op. 54
Rondo Capriccioso
Songs without Words

M. Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition

S. Prokofiev:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, op. 28
Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, op. 83
Romeo & Juliet: Ten pieces for piano, op. 75

S. Rachmaninov:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, op. 36
6 pieces, op. 3
Preludes op. 23; 32
Etudes-Tableaux op. 33, 39
Corelli variations, op. 42
6 Momentes musicaux, op. 16

D. Scarlatti:


F. Schubert:

Sonata in C minor, op. posth
Sonata in A minor, op. 164

R. Schumann:

Pappilons, op. 2
Carnaval, op. 9
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor, op. 11
Etudes Symphoniques, op. 13
Kinderscenen, op. 15
Kreisleriana, op. 16
Fantasy in C Major, op. 17
Arabeske, op.18
Blumenstuck, op. 19
Humoresque, op. 20
Piano Sonata No.2 in G minor, op. 22

A. Scriabin:

Sonatas Nos. 2, 3 and 4 Preludes op. 11
Etudes, op. 8

P. Tchaikovsky:

Sonata in G Major, op. 37
The Seasons, op. 37 bis
Humoresque, op. 10 No. 2
Dumka, op. 59

D. Shostakovich:

Preludes, op. 34
Prelude & Fugue in D-flat Major, op. 87 No. 15

A. Arensky:

Piano trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 32
Suite No. 1 for two pianos, op. 15

I. S. Bach:

Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord

S. Barber:

Cello sonata in C minor, op. 6

L. van Beethoven:

Violin sonatas
Cello sonatas

J. Brahms:

Piano quintet in F minor, op. 34

F. Chopin:

Rondo in C Major for two pianos, op. 73
Cello Sonata in G minor, op. 65

A. Dvorak:

Piano quintet in A Major, op. 81

C. Franck:

Violin sonata in A Major

G. Gershwin:

An American in Paris (arrangement for two pianos)

M Glinka:

Trio Pathetique in D minor
Viola Sonata in D minor

E. Grieg:

Cello sonata in A minor, op. 36

F. Liszt

Reminiscences of Don Giovanni (arrangement for two pianos)

W. A. Mozart:

Violin sonatas

M. Mussorgsky:

Songs and dances of Death

A. Piazzolla:

Le Grand Tango for cello and piano
Libertango (arrangement for two pianos)

S. Rachmaninov:

Art Songs
Cello Sonata in G minor, op. 19
Russian Rhapsody for two pianos
Six Duets, Op. 11
Suite for two pianos No. 1 in G minor, op. 5
Suite for two pianos No. 2 in C Major, op. 17
Symphonic dances, op. 45 (arrangement for two pianos)

M. Ravel:

Ma mere l'oye

N. Rimsky-Korsakov:

Piano Quintet in B-flat Major for piano and winds
Piano Trio in C minor

R. Schumann:

Piano quartet in E-flat Major, op. 47
Piano quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44

D. Shostakovich:

Concertino for two pianos, op. 94
Piano quintet in G minor, op. 57
Piano trio No. 2 in E minor, op. 67


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