In the 2015/16 season, the Luxembourg pianist Cathy Krier (www.cathykrier.com)was celebrated as the “ECHO Rising Star” at numerous internationally renowned concert halls, where she caused a great stir with her programmes of classical and modern music, including works by Rameau, Schubert Ravel and Berg, as well as a commissioned composition by Wolfgang Rihm. Cathy Krier, born in Luxembourg in 1985, began her piano studies at the Luxembourg Conservatory at the age of five. In 1999 she joined the master class of Pavel Gililov at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. In 2000, she recorded Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto N° 4 with the Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra conducted by Carlo Jans. In 2003 the Jeunesses Musicales du Luxembourg awarded her the Prix Norbert Stelmes. One year later she received the prize of the IKB International Foundation.
At the opening of the Philharmonie Luxembourg in 2005, Cathy Krier played four hands together with the pianist Cyprien Katsaris. A year later she performed at the Ruhr Piano Festival, where she accepted an invitation to attend Robert Levin’s master class. Further master classes with Dominique Merlet, Homero Francesch and Andrea Lucchesini, where she completed her studies at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole continued, and an invitation to the Académie musicale de Villecroze completed her musical education. In 2007 she was involved in the opening of “Luxembourg and Greater Region – Cultural Capital of Europe”. Cathy Krier gave successful concerts at the Bozar in Brussels, the Barbican Centre in London, the Philharmonie 2 in Paris, the Sage Gateshead, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Palau de la musica in Barcelona, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Fondation in Lisbon, the Palace of Arts (Mupa) in Budapest, Konserthus Stockholm, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Cologne Philharmonie, Casa da musica in Porto, Musikverein Vienna, Town Hall in Birmingham, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden as well as at the Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern.
In September 2017 she released her new CD “Masques” under the label Cavi Music / France Musique Partner with music by Szymanowski and Debussy, which received excellent reviews from the press.
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