Florian Krumpöck played a seldomnly performed work created in Claude Debussy's youth in the second symphonic concert of the Schleswig-Holstein Symphony Orchestra dedicated to the theme of „French Nights“ in Husum, Rendsburg, Schleswig and Flensburg: the Fantaisie for piano and orchestra. The Flensburger Tagesblatt wrote about the concerts: „...Florian Krumpöck played sensitively and with a soft touch. It's not surprising since the student of Gerhard Oppitz, Rudolf Buchbinder and Elisabeth Leonskaja is also a conductor. Accordingly, the 39-year-old and the orchestra were able to come together in a harmonious and filigrane collaboration under the baton of music director Peter Sommerer...“ Fortunately, Deutschland Radio Kultur attended the last concert. It will be broadcast on December 3 at 20:03.read more...
The inaugural concert of Florian Krumpöck as the new Chief Conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg was defined by rarely heard repertoire.
In the first part Mozart’s Concertos for two and three pianos respectively were performed- Florian Krumpöck, as usual, excelling both as pianist and conductor. Additionally, a new piece by the Luxemburgian composer David Ianni had its world premiere.
The evening with the Orchestre de Chambre culminated in the performance of a “forgotten” masterpiece: Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 7. Every note was composed by him, each bar completely planned- merely the score wasn’t fully constructed by him, but finished by Brian Newbould.
In this piece Schubert uses trombones for the first time. The slow movement already presages Brahms. An incredible discovery!
The Luxemburger Wort writes about the pianist Florian Krumpöck:
“...his soft touch corresponds accurately to a certain Mozartian sound and in performance communed in perfect symbiosis with his partner”
“...the OCL managed to have all the elements of Schubert’s alchemy resonating”
In a concert marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation Florian Krumpöck gave his debut with the Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic (Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie). The concert took place in Gersthofen and was dedicated to the subject of „Music of Peace“. Appropriately, Felix Mendelssohns Symphony No. 5 The Reformation was performed. Additionally, two works by the Austrian composer Richard Dünser were heard for the very first time: a newly orchestrated version of the Piano quartet op.25 in G minor by Johannes Brahms arranged for Piano four hands and strings, as well as a piece written this year entitled Apocalypsis. (...) Under the baton of Florian Krumpöck the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie shone through precise noblesse and refined instrumental colors. (Augsburger Allgemeine)read more...
Big cause for celebration at the Blüthner showroom, 10 years after first opening its doors in Vienna. The festivities included a performance by Vienna State Opera singer Janina Baechle and Florian Krumpöck sharing a glimpse of their upcoming program Exiled Composers with works by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Karl Weigl and Hanns Eisler. The complete program will first be shown on Feb 25 at the Haus der Ingenieure. The director of the Vienna Volksoper, Robert Meyer, was amongst the well-wishers: together with Florian Krumpöck at the piano he treated everyone to a little excerpt from his program When Christo wrapped The Three Tenors.read more...
09-23-2017A further song recital with Angelika Kirchschlager took place at the „Inntrada“ Festival in St. Martin im Innkreis. This time the young soprano Theresa Grabner joined in for the occasion. Songs by Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, and Franz Liszt as well as duets by Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms made this evening an artistic delight.
As in the past year, Florian Krumpöck made good use of the fantastic acoustics at the Kurhaus Semmering and made several recordings during the summer months. To start with, he recorded the Sonata in B minor and the Fantaisie in F major by Frédéric Chopin in June. These pieces will be combined with a live recording of Antonin Dvorák´s Piano Concerto at the Meistersinger Hall in Nürnberg made last year under the baton of Markus Bosch. At the beginning of September Florian Krumpöck continued his work and recorded the sonatas op.2 No 1, op.2 No 2, op.31 No 3 (The Hunt), op.31 No. 2 (The Tempest) and op.13 (Pathétique) by Ludwig van Beethoven, as a start to a complete recording of all 32 sonatas by the German master.read more...
09-01-2017The new song recital program Du meine Seele, du mein Herz- Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann und Johannes Brahms: A ménage à trois? premiered during the last festival week of Kultur.Sommer.Semmering, featuring mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager. Through letters and songs of the three composers the singer, together with pianist Florian Krumpöck, entered their emotional world to reveal happiness, longing, pain and passion to the audience in an evening of song and spoken text.
08-27-2017Yet again, the joint evening’s program with the director of the Vienna Volksoper Robert Meyer was terribly amusing. In his inimitably virtuosic way, he performed excerpts of Alfred Brendel’s grotesque poetry. To honor the great pianist Florian Krumpöck played works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Liszt, that make up an integral part of Brendel’s repertoire.
Im legendären Südbahnhotel vermischten sich bei einem Liederabend mit der großartigen Staatsopern - Sängerin Stephanie Houtzeel Stimmungen aus längst vergangener Zeit mit Eindrücken aus der Gegenwart. Mit ihrem samtvioletten Mezzo - Sopran entführte die Sängerin das Publikum gemeinsam mit Florian Krumpöck am Klavier mit Liedern von Gustav Mahler, Erich Wolfgang Korngold und Albin Fries in eine Welt zwischen Traum und Wirklichkeit. Einen herzlichen Dank auch an den Komponisten Albin Fries, den wir bei diesem Konzert persönlich begrüßen durften.read more...
Bereits zum dritten Mal nimmt sich Florian Krumpöck der Mammut - Aufgabe an, die 32-Sonaten Ludwig van Beethovens zyklisch aufzuführen, dieses Mal jedoch ergänzt um eine Gesamteinspielung der Werke. Zum Auftakt dieser Pilgerfahrt zu Beethoven, die auf mehrere Jahre ausgelegt ist, erklangen heuer an zwei Abenden im Rahmen des Kultur.Sommer.Semmering die Sonaten op. 2/1, op. 2/2, op. 31/3 (Jagd-Sonate), op. 31/2 (Sturm-Sonate) und op. 13 (Pathétique). Umrahmt wurden die Abende mit Lesungen von Wolfram Berger und Burgschauspieler Martin Schwab, die mit Briefen von Beethoven sowie Richard Wagners Essay Eine Pilgerfahrt zu Beethoven dem Publikum einen wunderbaren Einblick in die Welt des großen Komponisten gaben.read more...