Cyprien Katsaris

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Cyprien Katsaris
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Background information
Born (1951-05-05) 5 May 1951 (age 63)
Marseille, France
Occupations Pianist, composer
Years active 1966–present
Labels Piano 21, Schott Music, Teldec, Telefunken, Sony Classical, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, DECCA, BMG/RCA, Pavane Records.
Website www.cyprienkatsaris.net

Cyprien Katsaris (Greek: Κυπριανός Κατσαρής; born 1951) is a French-Cypriot pianist, teacher and composer. He was born on 5 May 1951, in Marseilles, France.

Biography[edit]

Katsaris first began to play the piano when he was four, in Cameroon where he grew up. His first teacher was Marie-Gabrielle Louwerse.

He studied piano at the Paris Conservatoire with Aline van Barentzen and Monique de la Bruchollerie, and in 1969 he won the piano First Prize.[1] As well as piano, Katsaris also studied chamber music with René Leroy and Jean Hubeau, and he won First Prize for this in 1970.[2]

Katsaris gave his first public concert in Paris, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées on 8 May 1966. He performed the Hungarian Fantasy by Liszt, with the Orchestre Symphonique d'Ile-de-France conducted by René-Pierre Chouteau. Since then he has carried on to perform with many orchestras and conductors.[3]

Katsaris has recorded the complete Liszt transcriptions of Beethoven's nine symphonies, reissued by Warner Classics in 2006.[4] He has also recorded the music of Mozart, Chopin, Grieg, and other composers, including the rare piano version of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with Brigitte Fassbaender and Thomas Moser.

In 2001 Katsaris created his own recording label, Piano 21.

Awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

Comprehensive discography of recordings under the label Piano 21:[9]

  1. KR 622 : Allegro. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  2. P21 001 : Beethoven • The Creatures of Prometheus, op. 43
  3. P21 003 • (2 CD) : In Memoriam Chopin 150th Anniversary • Live at Carnegie Hall, New York City
  4. P21 004 : Sergei Bortkiewicz • Piano Works
  5. P21 007 : Bach Recital • Vol. 1 • Original Works
  6. P21 009-N : The Complete Mozart Piano Concertos • Vol. 1
  7. P21 010-N : The Complete Mozart Piano Concertos • Vol. 2
  8. P21 011-N : Live at Festival International d’Echternach (Luxembourg) • 7 July 1979 • A Film by Claude Chabrol
  9. P21 012-N : Live at Carnegie Hall, New York City • In Memoriam Chopin • 17 October 1999
  10. P21 013 : Bach & Sons • 5 Piano Concertos
  11. P21 014-A : Beethoven • Concerto No. 3 op. 37 • Sonatas Nos. 31 & 12
  12. P21 015 : A Tribute to Cyprus
  13. P21 016-A : Schumann • Vol. 1 • Live Recordings
  14. P21 017-N : Bach • Vol. 2 • Transcriptions
  15. P21 018 : Mozart Transcriptions
  16. P21 019 : The Mozart Family
  17. P21 020-A • (2 CD) : Russian Music • Vol. 1
  18. P21 021-N : The Complete Mozart Piano Concertos • Vol. 3
  19. P21 022-A : Liszt • Vol. 10 Liszt I • The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy
  20. P21 023-A • (2 CD) : Scriabin • Vol. 19 • The Complete Dances
  21. P21 024-A • (2 CD) : French Music • Vol. 2 • De Louis XIII à Boulez
  22. P21 025-N : The Complete Mozart Piano Concertos • Vol. 4
  23. P21 026-N : The Complete Mozart Piano Concertos • Vol. 5
  24. P21 027-A • (2 CD) : Mikis Theodorakis • Vol. 20 Theodorakis • Works for piano & orchestra
  25. P21 028-A : Grieg • Vol. 18 • Concerto & Piano Works
  26. P21 029-A : Live at International Tchaikovsky Competition • Vol. 21 • Moscow 1970
  27. P21 030-N : Piano Rarities • Vol. 1 • Transcriptions
  28. P21 031-N : The Complete Mozart Piano Concertos • Vol. 6
  29. P21 032-N : Album d’un Voyageur • Vol. 1 • EUROPE
  30. P21 033-N • (2 CD) : Viennese Connections • Beethoven • Schubert Hüttenbrenner • Diabelli • Liszt
  31. P21 034-N : Live in Shanghai • 4 October 2005 • The International Piano Festival of Shanghai Conservatory of Music
  32. P21 035-N : Live in Shanghai • 2 October 2007 • The International Piano Festival of Shanghai Conservatory of Music
  33. P21 036-A : Cyprien Katsaris Archives • Vol. 16 • Schumann II
  34. P21 037-N : Piano Rarities • Vol. 2 • Compositeurs français
  35. P21 038-N : Chopin, Concerto n° 2 en fa mineur, op. 21 | les 4 versions
  36. P21 039-N : The Complete Mozart Piano Concertos • Vol. 7
  37. P21 041-N : Katsaris plays Liszt • Vol. 1
  38. P21 042-A : Cyprien Katsaris Archives • Vol. 8 • Schubert
  39. P21 043-N : Katsaris plays Chopin • Live Recordings
  40. P21 044-N : Hélène Mercier/Cyprien Katsaris • Brahms : Sonata for 2 pianos • Schumann/Clara Schumann : Piano Quintet 4 hands

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