Frank Dupree Makes His Philharmonia Orchestra Debut with UK Premiere of Kapustin’s Piano Concerto No. 5

6 Mar 2024

Pianist Frank Dupree makes his debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra and its Principal Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali, in a trio of concerts on 6-8 March in Basingstoke, London and Manchester. Dupree will perform the UK premiere of Kapustin’s Piano Concerto No. 5 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The programme also features Borodin’s Symphony No. 2. More information and tickets are available here.

“The astonishing Frank Dupree”, a pianist whose playing “make[s] you smile and shake your head in disbelief” (Gramophone), has made it his mission to bring Kapustin’s music to a wider audience, and it’s well worth discovering. The energy of big band jazz meets virtuosic orchestration and solo piano writing of such freedom and creativity that it feels like improvisation.

Photo Credit: Marco Borggreve