Cyprien Katsaris
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Cyprien Katsaris is  „UNESCO Artist for Peace"“ (1997) |
Recordings with L. Bernstein, E. Ormandy (Philadelphia Orchestra), K. Masur (Gewandhausorchester Leipzig) | Oktober 17, 1999: Rememrance concert: 150th anniversary of the death of Chopin at Carnegie Hall, New York 
Cziffra in Versailles | Internationale Tribüne Junger Interpreten-Unesco in Bratislava | Queen Elisabeth Competition
Sony Classical | EMI | Deutsche Grammophon | BMG-RCA | Decca | Pavane | PIANO 21 | Teldec
Short Biography
Cyprien Katsaris, a French-Cypriot pianist and composer, graduate of the Paris Conservatoire where he studied piano with Aline van Barentzen, Monique de la Bruchollerie, and chamber music with René Leroy and Jean Hubeau, he won the International Young Interpreters Rostrum-UNESCO (Bratislava 1977), the First Prize in the International Cziffra Competition (Versailles 1974).

His major international career includes performances with the world’s greatest orchestras: The Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, The Philharmonia (London), The NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo), Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. He has collaborated with conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, Myung Whun Chung, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Simon Rattle, Mstslav Rostropovich, Charles Dutoit, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Christoph von Dohnányi and Karl Münchinger.

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 Retailer’s Association’s Award 1986; Record of the Year 1984, Germany, for the 9th Symphony of Beethoven/Liszt), Sony Classical, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, BMG-RCA, Decca, Pavane, and now on his own label, PIANO 21.

He has been a member of the jury for several International Competitions and was appointed Artistic Director of the Echternach International Festival (Luxembourg) from 1977 to 2007.

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