Watch: Russian pianist goes crazy at World Cup

Watch: Russian pianist goes crazy at World Cup


norman lebrecht

June 21, 2018

It’s Denis Matsuev.

He’s saying something like ‘Hurrah, Just like I said it would be, We can get to the final now!!!’


  • boringfileclerk says:

    Go RUSSIA!!!!

  • Sue says:

    “Thou shalt not have strange gods before me”.

    And I’m not religious!!

  • M2N2K says:

    He is saying “в одной восьмой финала впервые за тридцать два года” which is correct: Russia has now advanced to the round of sixteen for the first time in thirty two years. His screaming however may actually be even less subtle than his usual “musicianship”.

  • Olga Zakharova says:

    He is soccer fan and enjoys the World Cup and the advancing of Russian team after the second win. Besides he performed at classical music concert at the Red Square hold for celebrating the start of the world Cup 2018 in Russia. Netrebko, Domingo and Flores were among the performers.

  • Brian says:

    That’s intense. I do like the guy with the porn mustache next to him.

  • Tim says:

    The guy next to him is a famous russian actor and singer.