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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