Notes from The Cliburn

From 26th May till 22th June Denis was in Texas due to participation in The Cliburn Competition. He made it to the Quarter-final.

Denis performed the following program:
-Preliminary round:
Jean-Philippe Rameau — Suite in D Major (L'Entretien des Muses, Les Tourbillons, La Joyeuse)
Alemdar Karamanov — Variations for Piano
Stephen Hough — Fanfare Toccata
Sergei Rachmaninov — Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36 (1931 version)
1. Allegro agitato – Meno mosso
2. Non allegro – Lento – Più mosso
3. Allegro molto – Poco meno mosso – Presto

Robert Schumann -- Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
Alexander Scriabin -- Piano Sonata No. 5 in F-sharp Major, Op. 53
György Ligeti - Etude No. 13, "The Devil's Staircase"

Click here to watch a full version of Quarter-final with Denis Linnik and here to listen the Preliminary Round

“Congratulations to everyone involved in the singular organization and realization of the competition, each of the 30 competitors (listen to the first round, you won't believe how good all of 30 were) and people passionately supporting and following the competition, for having been equally vital part of this celebration of art, kindness and community!” – wrote Denis on his Facebook page.