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RICHARD POHL AS SPECIAL GUEST AT BORIS KRAJNY RECITAL
Opening concert of the Festival Music in Gardens and Castle in Kromeriz - Tribute to Frederic Chopin
The Czech pianist and teacher, Boris Krajný, studied at the Academy of Music in Prague with František Maxián and Ivan Moravec, subsequently winning first prize at the Senigallia competition in Italy and an honourable mention at the Queen Elizabeth competition in Brussels (1975).
Boris Krajný has performed in New York (Carnegie Hall), Washington (Kennedy Center), London (Wigmore Hall), Paris (Salle Gaveau), Berlin, Brussels, Vienna, Salzburg, Moscow (Tchaikovsky Hall), Buenos Aires (Teatro Colón), Tokyo, Sydney (Opera), Baalbek and other towns and cities on five continents. His extensive repertoire includes music of many different periods, with an emphasis on Czech works. He has frequently performed Dvorak’s Piano Concerto (including in South Africa), Ravel Concerto in G major, the entire piano works of Janácek (at the Rouen festival), Leonard Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety (Prague Spring 1990), Martinu 4th Concerto (New York), etc.
Boris Krajný teaches at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
Boris Krajný has recorded widely (for Supraphon, Panton, Bonton, CBS, etc.) including Bartók and Prokofiev concertos (with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra), works by Voríšek (with the Prague Chamber Orchestra), quintets by Dvorak and César Franck, piano works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Schulhoff, Martinu, etc. He has recorded the complete works of Maurice Ravel for Supraphon and received the Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros (Paris 1982) for his recording of French piano concertos (Arthur Honegger, Francis Poulenc, Roussel).
Programme of the Opening Festival Concert:
Boris Krajny, piano
Guest: Richard Pohl, piano
Frederich Chopin: Fantasy in F minor, op. 49, Nocturno In C sharp Minor op. posth, Mazurka op. 6/1, Mazurka op. 17/4, Grande Valse brillante E flat Major op. 18, Ballade In A flat Major op. 47, Ballade In F Minor op. 52, Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante op. 22, Polonaise As dur op. 53, Waltz in E Minor, op. posth.
Place: Archbishop Palace, Kromeriz
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