Denis Kozhukhin began his piano studies at the age of five with his mother, studied at the Balakirev School of Music with Natalia Fish and further at the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid with Dimitri Bashkirov and Claudio Martinez-Mehner. He completed his studies at the Piano Academy at Lake Como. In recent years he has been mentored by maestro Daniel Barenboim
Winner of the First Prize in the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels at the age of 23
Frequently appears with many of the leading international orchestras, such as Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony, Staatskapelle Berlin, Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and NHK Symphony.
Performs under the batons of Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Jurowski, Gianandrea Noseda, Paavo Järvi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jaap van Zweden, Thomas Dausgaard, Stephan Deneve, Jakub Hrusa, Vassily Petrenko and many others
As a recitalist, highlights include appearances at the Concertgebouw’s Master Pianists Series, Wigmore Hall, Musikverein, Vienna Konzerthaus, Cologne Philharmonie, Verbier Festival, London’s International Piano Series, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid and Boulez Saal.
As chamber musician, he is invited to festivals such as Verbier and Rheingau, collaborating with artists as Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin, Vadim Repin, Leonidas Kavakos, Vilde Frang, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, the Jerusalem Quartet and Pavel Haas Quartet