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Cyprien Katsaris

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Mozart: Fantasia for Piano in D Minor, K. 397 Cyprien Katsaris 05:55
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 7, Träumerei Cyprien Katsaris 02:56
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005: III. Largo Cyprien Katsaris 02:45
Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: No. 5 in F-Sharp Minor Cyprien Katsaris, Hélène Mercier 02:07
Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974: II. Adagio Cyprien Katsaris 03:29
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: III. Andante Cyprien Katsaris 04:29
Capriccio in C Major, K. 395 Cyprien Katsaris 03:34
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: No. 1, Allegro molto in G Minor Cyprien Katsaris, Hélène Mercier 02:39
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: I. Morning Mood (Piano Version) Cyprien Katsaris 04:08
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: No. 1, Morning Mood Cyprien Katsaris 04:05

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Cyprien Katsaris is a French-Cypriot pianist and composer who has achieved international fame as a refined performer of works by Bach, Chopin, Mozart and Schumann. He has performed with most of the world's most famous orchestras and released many albums on various labels, and since 2001 on his own label Piano 21. His albums cover the solo works of masters such as Liszt and Tchaikovsky, and he has taught masterclasses at universities in New York, Toronto, Mexico City and Shanghai.

Born in Marseille, France, he grew up in Cameroon where he learned to play the piano at a very young age. He attended the Paris Conservatoire and won several prizes ahead of his debut concert in 1966 playing Liszt at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in the French capital. Since then, he has performed with orchestras from Berlin to Birmingham, and Cleveland to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tokyo and Shanghai. Collaborators have included Leonard Bernstein, Mstislav Rostropovich, Neville Marriner and Simon Rattle.

Katsaris's canon of recordings feature Beethoven, Brahms, and Mahler and on the Piano 21 label he has released several albums of 'The Complete Mozart Concertos' and many others including 'Piano Rarities', 'Live in Shanghai' and 'Katsaris Plays Chopin - Live Recordings'. French film-maker Claude Chabrol made a concert documentary titled 'Cyprien Katsaris' in 1979.