|Luxembourg, Cologne (Germany), Fiesole (Italy)|
|“Rising Star” of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO)15/16|
Born in Luxembourg in 1985, Cathy Krier began taking piano lessons at the Luxembourg Conservatoire at the age of five. In 1999 she was admitted to Pavel Gililov’s masterclass at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. In 2000 she recorded Beethoven’s Piano Concerto in G major with the Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra conducted by Carlo Jans. In 2003 the Prix Norbert Stelmes was awarded to her by the Jeunesses Musicales du Luxembourg and, in the following year, the IKB International Foundation Prize.
In 2005 Cathy joined Cyprien Katsaris for a four-hand performance at the inauguration of the Philharmonie Luxembourg. In 2006 she played at the Ruhr Piano Festival following an invitation by Robert Levin to join his masterclass. Further stepping stones in Cathy’s training as a professional pianist were an invitation to the Académie musicale de Villecroze and her participation in masterclasses with Dominique Merlet, Homero Francesch and Andrea Lucchesini with whom she undertook further study at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole. In 2007 Cathy performed at the «Luxembourg and Greater Region – European Capital of Culture» opening ceremony.
In the 2017/18 season, Cathy Krier performs at the production “Funeral Blues” at Grand Theatre de la Ville de Luxembourg, as well as in concerts with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.
In September 2017 her new CD “Masques” with music of Szymanowksi and Debussy was released under the label Cavi-Music / France Musique Partner.
Cathy Krier has been chosen “Rising Star” by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) for the season 2015/16. In this context she performed amongst others a piece written especially for her by the renowned German composer Wolfgang Rihm. Appearances included Bozar in Brussels, Barbican Centre in London, Philharmonie 2 in Paris, Sage Gateshead, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Palau de la musica in Barcelona, Calouste Gulbenkian Fondation in Lisbon, Palace of Arts in Budapest, Konserthus Stockholm, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Cologne Philharmonie, Casa da musica in Porto, Musikverein in Vienna, Town Hall in Birmingham and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.
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