Frank Dupree is honoured with a Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival “Young Elite” Artist. He shares the Ensemble award with his frequent collaborator, the violist Timothy Ridout. The prize, awarded by the NORDMETALL Foundation is endowed with 10,000 €.The award will be presented as part of a special concert weekend in September 2022.

The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival “Young Elite” Artist series was founded in 1995 as a way to promote thrilling young classical musicians at the prestigious festival. Previous honourees include Julia Fischer, Daniel Müller-Schott, Daniel Hope, Nils Mönkemeyer and Igor Levit.

Frank Dupree captivates audiences with his musical maturity, refined technique and ability to draw a wide spectrum of sound and colour from the keyboard. A “sincere, feeling and enormously interesting artist” (Emanuel Ax) who “always amazes” (PZ News) and whose “broad tonal range and sinuous rhythmic technique” (Classical Source) have earned him acclaim amongst his peers on orchestral and chamber stages.

Recent and forthcoming highlights include an exciting new collaboration with the Kurt Weill Festival as artist-in-residence, debuts with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Trondheim Symfonieorchester and Sinfonieorcheser Liechtenstein, return invitations at London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Brussels BOZAR amongst others as well as ongoing relationships with the Stuttgart Philharmoniker and Theater Plauen-Zwickau. Additional highlights include a collaboration with the Repercussion ensemble at the Cologne Philharmonie, debuts with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Ulster Orchestra, recitals at the Heidelberg Spring Festival, Lucerne Festival, London’s LSO St Luke’s, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, and Munich’s Allerheiligen-Hofkirche.

Photo: Marco Borggreve