In de reeks Destelbergen Classics georganiseerd door Mezzos vzw “instituut voor kunst en muziek” stellen we voor:
Het piano duo Matthieu Idmtal en Anastasia Kenner brengen een 4-handen piano concerto (a quatre mains) . U wordt ondergedompeld in 4 handen klassieke muziek gedurende 1 uur:
F. Schubert Fantasy in f minor
S. Rachmaninov 5 Morceaux op.11
C. Saint-Saens Danse Macabre
I. Friedman 5 Waltzes
A. Rosenblatt Latino Rythms
Venue: trouwzaal Ledeberg, dienstencentrum Ledeberg, Ledebergplein 30, Ledeberg 9050
Datum: zondag 19 februari 2023 om 15u
Deuren: om 14u30
“I have listened to Sofronitsky, Gilels, Richter and Ashkenazy – great Scriabin players all. Young Matthieu Idmtal has the potential to join that lofty group.” – The American Record Guide
“He plays with high sensitivity, with flair and imagination, and most of all, with a lot of poetry.” – Radio Klara
“Belgian pianist Matthieu Idmtal creates a wonderfully colorful and profound universe that not only surprised me, but even more completely captivated me. His great technical vocabulary leads to an interpretation that combines a refined sound with penetrating expressiveness in a sublime way.” – Opus Klassiek
Bio Matthieu Idmtal
As a prize winner of more than 15 international competitions, Matthieu Idmtal has been a guest at the main Belgian stages such as Bozar, Flagey, Handelsbeurs, De Bijloke, De Singel, Concertgebouw Brugge, Philharmonie de Liège,… and made part of international festivals such as the Klara Festival, Festival Musiq’3, Les Sommets du Classique (Switzerland), Palermo Classica (Italy), Musicales and Côte Chalonnaise (France), Les Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad (Switzerland), Festival Musical d’Arcangues (France), Les Festivals de Wallonie, Midis-Minimes, Brussels Piano Festival,…
In recent years, Matthieu Idmtal has established himself as a leading interpreter of the music of Alexander Scriabin, and gave several recitals entirely dedicated to the Russian composer. He often performed for the European Scriabin Society, and was praised for his emotional intensity and deeply poetic and personal interpretations. In September 2018 his first solo-CD appeared containing two major piano cycles of Alexander Scriabin, and very quickly received high critical acclaim such as: ‘This is definitely one of the better Scriabin CD’s of the last ten years’ (De Muze) or, ‘In a sublime way, he joins the beauty of sound with expression. His playing contains a variated and colourful toucher, supple phrasing, a natural rubato, pricesly elaborated dynamics, and a contagious imagination. Idmtal is a poet at the piano.’ (Magazine Stretto).
The CD received five star reviews by national radio station Radio Klara, and prestigious music magazines such as Classica.
Last seasons, Idmtal gave solo recitals and concerts with orchestra in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, Latvia and Spain. In addition to his solo concerts, he is a sought-after partner to play chamber music and won multiple awards in pianduo and piano/violin formations. Such awards include top prizes at competitions as the ‘Youth ’n Classic Prize’ (Belgium), ‘Concorso Internationale San Cristoforo’ (Italy), or the press- and publicprize at the International ‘Chamber Music Competition Almere’ (Netherlands).
In 2017, Matthieu Idmtal became ‘Supernova’, a prize given by the Belgian music critics, programmors, and classical music radio stations. The award would offer a concert tour through the whole country with his violin partner, Maya Levy. In the end of 2016, they recorded their first CD containing the complete violin sonatas of E. Grieg, which received unanimous positive reactions in the press.
The repertoire of Matthieu Idmtal ranges from the baroque period till music of nowadays, but he has always had a particular attention to (Post-) Romantic music, with Frédéric Chopin and Alexander Scriabin as main composers. His affinity with the former made him create the ‘Brussels Chopin Days’: an international concert series dedicated to F. Chopin, of which Matthieu Idmtal is the artistic director since 2013. He also makes a point of bringing lesser known works into the spotlights, and has interest in jazz music.
His experience makes him a regular guest to give masterclasses, as well as being jurymember in national and international music competitions.
Matthieu Idmtal feels an endless gratitude to his teachers Frima Nakimovitch, Maria Andreeva, and Vitaly Samoshko, and is thankful for every inspiring and marking musical encouter that influenced him to be the musician he is today.
Bio Anastasia Kozhushko
Anastasia Kozhushko was born in 1988 in Ukraine. Her professional music education she received at the Special Music school for gifted children in Kharkiv (Ukraine) with N. Rudenko and N. Melnikova.
From 2005 Anastasia Kozhushko is a student of the Royal Conservatory of Ghent under professor V. Samoshko, where she graduated from with Master Diploma with highest distinction. From 2008 in the Queen Elisabeth Chapel of Music in the soloist class of Abdel Rachman el Basha and a guest professor Dmitry Bashkirov. From 2010 till 2015 she studied in the International Piano Academy in Imola (Italy) with Boris Petrushansky and in the Lemensinstituut in Leuven (Belgium) with Timur Sergeyenia, where she received a Master Diploma with highest distinction. Anastasia is the winner of more than 20 international competitions such as 24th Smetana International Piano Competition in the Czech Republic (1st prize, 2001), “Alter Musica” International Music Competition in Spain (1st prize, 2000), International Piano Competition “Excellentia” in Brussels, International Piano Competition of Franz Schubert (2nd prize, Italy, 2011), International Piano Competition “Citta di Albenga” (1st prize, Italy, 2012), International Piano Competition “Silvio Bengali” in Val Tidone (Italy, 2013), International Piano Competition of Sergei Rachmaninov (2nd prize, Italy, 2013), International Piano Competition “Koffie bij de piano” (1st prize, Holland, 2014), International Piano Competition “Ulvenhart Klassiek” (1st prize, Holland, 2014) and others.
Since the age of 6, Anastasia has participated in various concerts and festivals throughout Ukraine, Russia, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy, France and Japan, and performed in such prestigious concert halls as BOZAR, De Singel, the operahouse of Lille, Flagey, De Bijloke, Sala Verdi (Milano), National Philarmony of Ukraine, the Kremlin of Moscow, Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, etc.
Since the age of 12, Anastasia has performed with Ukranian and European Orchestras under such conductors as Dirk Brosse, Dmitry Liss, Eduard Dyadyura, Yuri Yanko, Dmitry Morozov, Shaliko Paltadzhyan, etc.
In 2009 she recorded CD with Jan Guns with the music of Dirk Brosse and the live performance of a work of A. Rosenblatt with her pianoduo Kozhushko-Idmtal was selected for the compilation of CD of the Klarafestival 2012. Anastasia has produced a number of recordings for radio and television broadcast, and has received critical acclaim from press on both a national and international scale.
As a piano professor and accompanist, she was working as a guest professor of the Conservatory of G. Verdi in Milan (2010-2013), performed as an official accompanist at International Adolph Sax Competition in Dinant (2010, 2014, 2019), International Grumiaux Violin Competition in Brussels (2018, 2019, 2020), Leonid Kogan International Violin Competition in Brussels (2018, 2019). In 2017 she opened International Piano Academy Gent which with the support of Piano’s Maene and Yamaha produced numerous very young and talented winners of different international competitions.
Since 2016 Anastasia has Kenner Artists music management which collaborates with such artists as Roby Lakatos, Denis Matsuev, Henri Demarquette, Alissa Margulis etc. and works with the most prestigious concert halls including Queen Elisabeth Hall, BOZAR, De Bijloke and others