The eighteenth evening of the music program of the 63rd edition of the “Ohrid Summer” festival is reserved for a piano recital by the extraordinary young pianist Frank Dupre from Germany.
Dupre will perform at the “St. Sophia” church during the standard festival time, at 9:00 PM, and he will play classical compositions by Schubert, Schumann, Balakirev, Ravel, Debussy, and Gershwin.
This young but exceptionally talented pianist received the “Opus Classics” award for the recording of the year in the Concert category in 2018 and was a laureate at the German competition for musicians in 2014. Frank Dupre captivates the jury with his musical maturity, refined technique, and the ability to create a wide range of colors from the piano. Originally educated as a jazz percussionist, Dupre has broad horizons in the pianistic repertoire, with a particular interest in contemporary and music by current composers of our time.
His recent and upcoming engagements include collaborations with the “Kurt Weill” festival, where he is a resident artist, debuts with the Royal Northern Symphony in Newcastle, the Symphony Orchestra in Trondheim, and the Symphony Orchestra of Liechtenstein. He will return to perform at “Wigmore Hall,” “Bozar” in Brussels, and will continue to collaborate with the Stuttgart Philharmonic and the “Paulen” theater in Zwickau. Dupre is an artist firmly established on the international music scene and has performed with the London Philharmonic, as well as with orchestras in Minnesota, Malmo, Kristiansand, Auckland, the Beethoven Orchestra in Bon, and others.
In the field of chamber music, he collaborates with some of the most exciting names from his generation, such as Simon Höfele, Edgar Moreau, Daniel Lozakovitj, Timothy Ridout, Kian Soltani, and others. Additionally, he is active at the conductor’s podium and frequently appears as a soloist and conductor. Frank Dupre has worked as an assistant with Sir Simon Rattle, François-Xavier Roth, and Mario Venzago.