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Kraków | Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Cyprien Katsaris


Cyprien Katsaris, a French pianist of Cypriot origin, will perform on 7 June 2019 at 7:30pm at the Kraków Philharmonic.

Cyprien Katsaris cooperates with the most famous orchestras in the world as a soloist, he also actively works as a chamber musician. He is the founder of the Katsaris Piano Quintet, acclaimed by both the press and the audiences of the Americas, Europe and Japan. He conducted master classes in New York, Toronto, Salzburg, Mexico, Hong Kong, The Hague and Shanghai. In the years 1977-2007 he was the artistic director of the International Festival in Echternach (Luxembourg). In 1990, the artist sat on the jury of the 12th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. He has received many awards and distinctions, including the UNESCO Artist for Peace (1997). He is a member of the Artists for Peace Association. In 2012, he performed at the Chopin and his Europe Festival in Warsaw. During the concert in Krakow, he will present Piano Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach and Wanderer-Fantasie, Op. 15 D.760 by Franz Schubert (arrangement by F. Liszt).

The concert will be opened by Witold Lutosławski's Symphonic Variations of 1938, written a year after Lutosławski received a diploma of the Warsaw Conservatory. The piece was premiered by the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw under the direction of Grzegorz Fitelberg. Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss will close the evening. The Kraków Philharmonic Orchesta will perform under Charles Olivieri-Munroe.

The concert is held under the patronage of the PWM Edition as part of the TUTTI.pl project promoting the performances of Polish music.

More information at: http://filharmonia.krakow.pl/