Frank Dupree

Piano, Conductor

Artistic Partner, Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn


Frank Dupree, winner of the International Classical Music Award and the Opus Klassik, stands as one of the most versatile pianists and conductors of the new generation. Known for his infectious energy and unbridled enthusiasm, Dupree captivates audiences not only as a soloist, sharing the stage with renowned orchestras worldwide, but also as a play/direct artist, conductor, and the leader of his own jazz ensemble, the Frank Dupree Trio. Dupree’s recordings of Nikolai Kapustin’s piano concertos have attracted much international attention (New York Times: “One of the most entertaining and put-on-repeat recordings [of the] year”). As of 2023, Frank Dupree has been the Artistic Partner of the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn.

In the 2023-2024 season, Frank Dupree will give his solo debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra (Kapustin & Tchaikovsky / Santtu-Matias Rouvali), Malmö Operaorkester (Mozart play/direct), NDR Radiophilharmonie (Gershwin / Eiji Ōue), Staatsorchester Mainz (HK Gruber) and Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal (Gershwin / Patrick Hahn). Recitals and chamber music projects will take him to Lincoln Center in New York, London’s Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Berlin, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Brucknerhaus Linz.

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Dupree embraced the whole spectrum with unfailing insight, authority and an irresistible dash of glamour’

Peter Reed

Classical Source

As soon as the strings and wind instruments stop, he sits down at the piano, playing as clearly as he conducts. This is how he always amazes, reacting to the orchestra with the most delicate tones, chains of trills, brilliant runs’

Anita Molnafr

PZ News