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Cyprien Katsaris

Cyprien Katsaris

Cyprien Katsaris, the French-Cypriot pianist and composer, was born in Marseilles in 1951. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire where he studied piano with Aline van Barentzen, Monique de la Bruchollerie, he won the International Young Interpreters Rostrum-UNESCO (Bratislava 1977), the First Prize in the International Cziffra Competition (Versailles 1974) and he was the only western-European prize-winner at the 1972 Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Competition.

His major international career includes performances with the world’s greatest orchestras: Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Philharmonia (London), NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo), Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra ... He has collaborated with conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, Myung Whun Chung, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Simon Rattle, Antal Doráti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Charles Dutoit, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Christoph von Dohnányi … and Karl Münchinger, who on the festive occasion of his farewell concert in 1986, with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, personally invited Mr. Katsaris to perform the Haydn D major Concerto.

Mr. Katsaris has recorded extensively for Teldec (Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin, Warsaw 1985; Grand Prix du Disque Franz Liszt, Budapest 1984 and 1989; British Music Retailers Association’s Award 1986; Record of the Year 1984, Germany, for the 9th Symphony of Beethoven/Liszt), Sony Classical, EMI, Warner Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, BMG/RCA, Decca, Pavane, and now on his own label, PIANO 21.

In addition to the standard repertory, such as the complete Concertos by Mozart, recorded live and performed in Salzburg and Vienna with Yoon K. Lee and the Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie, he has revived long lost works such as the Liszt/Tchaikovsky’s Concerto in the Hungarian style which he has recorded with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

In 1992, the Japanese NHK TV produced with Cyprien Katsaris a thirteen-program series on Frédéric Chopin which included masterclasses and his own performance. On 17 October 1999, the New York concertgoers offered Mr. Katsaris a standing ovation in Carnegie Hall for his recital dedicated to Frédéric Chopin, performed on the day of his 150th death Anniversary. On 27 January 2006, the day of the 250th Anniversary of Mozart’s birth, he was the soloist at the inaugural concert of the Mozart Orchestra Mannheim founded and conducted by Thomas Fey. In March 2006 Cyprien Katsaris was the first pianist ever to give masterclasses in Franz Liszt’s house in Weimar since Liszt, who taught there for the very last time in 1886, the year of his death. In August 2008, he was invited to give two concerts on the occasion of the Beijing Olympic Games at the National Center for the Performing Arts. On 10 July 2014 Cyprien Katsaris performed in the first concert at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

Cyprien Katsaris is "Artist of UNESCO for Peace" (1997), "Commandeur de l’Ordre de Mérite du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg" (2009) and "Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters" (France 2000). He also received the "Médaille Vermeil de la Ville de Paris" (2001) and the "Nemitsas Prize" (Cyprus, 2011).

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Auf Flügeln des Gesanges - Romantic songs and transcriptions

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges - Romantic songs and transcriptions

Cyprien Katsaris | Christoph Prégardien

Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Leopold Godowsky, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Transcriptions by Karol A. Penson

Transcriptions by Karol A. Penson

Cyprien Katsaris

Various
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Grande Fantaisie sur Zorba - une Rhapsodie Grecque

Grande Fantaisie sur Zorba - une Rhapsodie Grecque

Cyprien Katsaris | Mikis Theodorakis

Cyprien Katsaris, Mikis Theodorakis
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Russian Ballet Transcriptions for Four Hands and Two Pianos

Russian Ballet Transcriptions for Four Hands and Two Pianos

Cyprien Katsaris / Etsuko Hirose

Aram Khachaturian, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Igor Stravinsky, Alexander Borodin
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