The Kulturverein Semmering purchase of a Bösendorfer 280 VC concert grand piano has sent an important signal about how culture can be fostered for the future in a region that was once so steeped in history. The resort where Alma Mahler, Stefan Zweig, Arthur Schnitzler among others spent once their summer months is now set to flourish especially during the summer’s cultural months. It was a great honour for Florian Krumpöck, as artistic director of Kultur.Sommer.Semmering, to make his own contribution to this development with a benefit concert entirely dedicated to the music of Beethoven at the legendary Südbahnhotel Semmering to help refinance the wonderful instrument.read more...
The second evening of the Pilgerfahrt zu Beethoven [Pilgrimage to Beethoven] cycle at the MuTh in Vienna was dedicated to Beethoven’s youth, his separation from his difficult father and his first successes. Wolfram Berger captivated the audience with his incarnation of the genius composer, thrilling the audience with his exciting and emotionally stirring insights into the Viennese beginnings of one of the greatest composers of all times with a selection of texts by Karin Sedlak. Also on the program were Beethoven’s first two sonatas dedicated to Josef Haydn as well as the virtuoso and popular Sonata "The Hunt" op. 31/3. The multi-year cycle will resume next season at the MuTh with Gerti Drassl and Johannes Krisch among other guests. Subscriptions are already available!read more...
On the second evening of the cycle dedicated to all of Franz Schubert’s completed piano sonatas, Florian Krumpöck played two epic monumental works: the "Fantasy Sonata" in G major D 894 and the Sonata in A major D 959. The popularity of the latter due largely to its disturbingly tragic "Andantino". The concert was also the occasion for a real premiere: the Bösendorfer 280VC concert grand piano, personally selected by Florian Krumpöck, was heard in concert for the first time. The instrument will be heard from 2020 on at the new Kasematten Concert Hall in Wiener Neustadt.read more...
03-20-2019After devoting himself to Karl Weigl’s “Piano Concerto for the Left Hand” in 2015, Florian Krumpöck made a recording on the Capriccio label dedicated to chamber music from this unjustly forgotten composer. The CD includes the Piano Trio, a violin sonata, two pieces for violin and piano as well as two pieces for cello and piano played together with the wonderful David Frühwirth (violin) and Benedict Klöckner (cello).
Florian Krumpöck had four premieres in a single evening this February: his first time at the side of star tenor Piotr Beczala, his first time in the Great Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus, his first concert as part of the renowned "Great Voices" cycle, and his first time conducting the Bohuslav Martin? Philharmonic Orchestra. Some of the most famous tenor arias of the repertoire were framed by various overtures and symphonic works by Verdi, Puccini and Bizet. The sold-out concert ended with a standing ovation.read more...
Zum 300-jährigen Landesjubiläum stand Florian Krumpöck erneut am Pult des SOL in Liechtenstein. Neben dem 2. Violinkonzert von Sergei Prokofjew mit der hochvirtuosen Solistin Sara Domjanić wurde hierbei eine zu unrecht vergessene Rarität wieder zum Leben erweckt: die grandiose und monumentale „Wallenstein-Sinfonie“ von Joseph Rheinberger. Verewigt wurde das imposante Werk mit einer Aufnahme des Labels „Ars-Produktion“, das von der ICMA bereits als „Label des Jahres“ ausgezeichnet wurde. Die CD soll bereits im Mai dieses Jahres erscheinen.read more...
Die bereits in Toulous am Théâtre du Capitol gefeierte Ballett-Produktion „Dans les pas de Noureev“ fand gemeinsam mit Florian Krumpöck im Jänner 2019 seine Fortsetzung in der wunderschönen französische Stadt Montpellier. Bei frühlingshaften südfranzösischen Temperaturen wurde die beeindruckende Ballettproduktion im Rahmen des Tanzfestivals „Montpellier Danse“ innerhalb zweier restlos ausverkaufter Vorstellungen in der akustisch beeindruckenden Opéra National Montpellier vor knapp 4.000 Gästen neuerlich gezeigt und ebenso frenetisch bejubelt, wie man es bereits in Toulouse erleben durfte.read more...
The new year began with the Symphony Orchestra of St. Gallen and works from the Strauss dynasty at the St. Gallen Tonhalle.
The arrival of the new year offers the opportunity to look back, but also to look ahead, to reflect on events of the past year and to look forward to what is to come. 2018 was a year full of enriching musical moments and encounters, some of which were particularly memorable: the debut at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse (resulting in an immediate invitation for the 2019/20 season with a new production of Janá?ek’s opera Jenufa with, among others, the magnificent soprano Angela Denoke); the wonderful collaboration with the piano company Bösendorfer (combined with the opportunity to record and give concerts on their three Bösendorfer concert grand pianos); performances of the complete Beethoven and Schubert sonata cycles including CD recordings; another collaboration as a conductor with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra; and the beginning of an intensive musical collaboration with star tenor Juan Diego Flórez. The new year begins with two major debuts: the ballet production Dans les pas de Noureev at the Opéra National de Montpellier and the gala concert with Piotr Beczala as part of the “Great Voices” cycle in the Great Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus. In between, I look forward to conducting the Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra again with two symphony concerts and a recording session.
The last concert of the year, the second installment of a Schubert Sonata cycle, took place in the quiet town of Weitra, Lower Austria. My deepest thanks go to the organizers of the recreate-Festival, who made it possible to end the year in such a wonderful way.
(...) Sometimes singing, sometimes dancing, sometimes meditating, sometimes at a breakneck speed, sometimes extremely quiet, sometimes extremely loud, but always with uncanny certainty. With high attention paid to stylistic considerations, [Florian Krumpöck] played the second of four recitals in front of an exceptionally captivated audience (...) I wonder if it was Florian Krumpöck or the Steinway grand, if it was Schubert or the Rathaussaal and the atmosphere all around. Or maybe it was all of this together. It was wonderful. (…)
12-08-2018Austrian composer Richard Dünser has achieved a great musical success with his arrangement of Brahms’ Piano Quartet op. 25 in G minor for piano four hands and string orchestra. It was truly a great honour and a great pleasure to record this work for the Berlin Classics label with the brilliant Silver-Garburg Piano Duo and on the podium before the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.