Tuesday April 7th 2020 2.00 pm
Lucas Krupinski (piano)
Chopin: Nocturne Op 62 no 1
Chopin: Étude in B minor Op 25 no 10
Liszt: Transcendental Étude no 8 in C minor "Wilde Jagd"
Mendelssohn: Variations Sérieuses Op 54
Rachmaninov: Sonata no 2 in B flat minor Op 36
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
London-based Polish pianist Lucas Krupinski is the winner of the 7th International Piano Competition in San Marino in 2016. He was a finalist of the International Competition of Ferruccio Busoni in Bolzano in 2017 and the winner of International Piano Competitions in Aachen (2016) and Hannover (2015). As a semi-finalist, Lucas found himself amongst the best 20 pianists of the 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition, Warsaw in 2015. In 2017 his debut album Espressione was released, including compositions by Haydn, Chopin and Scriabin, inspired by his musical travels to Italy. The CD has been nominated for the International Classical Music Awards 2018 alongside Krystian Zimerman and Evgeny Kissin and received excellent press reviews in Pizzicato Magazine, MDR Kultur, Radio Luxembourg, Radio France and Gramophone.
In 2018 Lucas held his debut recital at Carnegie Hall / Isaac Stern Auditorium and has since received invitations to play with Chicago Philharmonic and Buffalo Philharmonic. During the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Lucas performed during a special recital in PyeongChang. He has recently performed in Royal Albert Hall in London, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, La Verdi in Milano, Merkin Hall in New York with recitals in Paris, Tokyo and Sydney, to name a few. He has twice been a laureate of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prize for remarkable artistic accomplishments (2013, 2014).
Lucas was born in Warsaw in 1992, and previously studied at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where he graduated with a “Magna cum Laude” distinction. He continued his studies at Hannover University of Musik, Drama and Media (2017-2018) and with Professor Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music in London (2018-2019). Lucas Krupinski is represented by Ludwig van Beethoven Association and Madam Elzbieta Penderecki.
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