Artist in Residenceseason 2016/17
Frank Dupree | pianist
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Artist in Residence of the German Philharmonic Orchestra Rhineland-Palatinate

Frank Dupree is the new Artist in Residence of the Deutschen Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz. Together with the ECHO award-winning “Orchestra of the year 2015” he will perform in twelve concerts in the season 2016/17 as soloist, conductor, chamber musicians and as a jazz performer.

Artist in Residence der Deutschen Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz He will take curatorial lead in a new concert series entitled CONNECT IT!, featuring him play/directing all five Beethoven concerti from the keyboard. This innovation fascinates the classical audience as well as youngsters. CONNECT IT! combines classical master pieces with contemporary music and jazz – a absolutely new point of view without barriers.

Artist in Residence 2016/17: Frank Dupree – Concert overview

28th October 2016
Karlsruhe, Konzerthaus
Mainz, Rheingoldhalle

1. MAINZER MEISTERKONZERT Frank Dupree, conductor and pianst
Works by Aribert Reimann and Ludwig van Beethoven

31st October 2016
Mannheim, Capitol
CONNECT IT! „Revolution“ Frank Dupree, conductor and pianist; Jan Prax Quartet

Works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Jan Prax

30th March 2017
Pirmasens, Festhalle

31st March 2017
Worms, Das Wormser
TCHAIKOWSKY & RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Manuel López-Gómez, condcutor
Frank Dupree, piano

Works by Peter I. Tchaikovsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

21st April 2017
Kaiserslautern, Fruchthalle

22nd April 2017
Ludwigshafen, Konzertsaal im Pfalzbau
1st Philharmonic Concert Alejo Pérez, conductor
Frank Dupree, piano

Works by Aribert Reimann, Edvard Grieg and Ernest Chausson
23rd April 2017
Ludwigshafen, Philharmonie
Frank Dupree, piano
Members of the German Philharmonic Orchestra Rhineland-Palatinate

Works by Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Aribert Reimann, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Aribert Reimann and Robert Schumann

11th June 2017
Mainz, Rheingoldhalle
ORCHESTRA SUMMIT RHINELAND-PALATINATE In cooperation with the Landesmusikrat Rhineland-Palatinate
Frank Dupree, conductor

18th June 2017
Mannheim, Capitol
CONNECT IT! „Like a bird“ Frank Dupree, conductor and pianist
Olivia Trummer Trio

Works by Arthur Honegger and Ludwig van Beethoven

7th July 2017
Weilburg, Schloss
WEILBURGER SCHLOSSKONZERTE I Frank Dupree, conductor and pianist

Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and George Gershwin

8th July 2017
Weilburg, Schloss
Arabella Steinbacher, violin

Works by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel, Pablo de Sarasate and Sergei Rachmaninoff


German pianist Frank Dupree has recently come to international prominence as the laureate prize winner of the 2014 Deutscher Musikwettbewerb in Bonn, having enamoured the judges with his musical maturity, refined technique, and ability to draw a wide spectrum of sound and colour from the keyboard. Renowned pianist Emanuel Ax has remarked that he is "a sincere, feeling, and enormously interesting artist, whom no doubt will be a major presence amongst the leading musicians of his generation".

Initially trained as a percussionist, Frank celebrates the breadth and depth of the piano repertoire, ranging from baroque to classical to contemporary. He is an enthusiast for new music especially, having already worked closely with composers such as Péter Eötvös and Wolfgang Rihm, the latter of whose work Con Piano? Certo! was given its world premiere by Frank with conductor Justin Brown and the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe in June 2015.

Highlights of Frank's past engagements include concerts with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Minnesota Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Vestfold Symphony Orchestra (Norway), and other orchestras in Germany including the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, Baden Baden Philharmonic, and the Meininger Hofkapelle. Frank is also an active chamber musician and was most recently invited on scholarship to the Chamber Music Academy of the Heidelberg Spring Festival and the Verbier Festival Academy. more