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Boris Krajný (Piano)

Born: 1945 - Czechoslovakia

The Czech pianist and teacher, Boris Krajný, studied at the Academy of Music in Prague with František Maxián and Ivan Moravec, subsequently winning first prize at the Senigallia competition in Italy and an honourable mention at the Queen Elizabeth competition in Brussels (1975).

Boris Krajný has performed in New York (Carnegie Hall), Washington (Kennedy Center), London (Wigmore Hall), Paris (Salle Gaveau), Berlin, Brussels, Vienna, Salzburg, Moscow (Tchaikovsky Hall), Buenos Aires (Teatro Colón), Tokyo, Sydney (Opera), Baalbek and other towns and cities on five continents. His extensive repertoire includes music of many different periods, with an emphasis on Czech works. He has frequently performed Dvořák's Piano Concerto (including in South Africa), Ravelís Concerto in G major, the entire piano works of Janáček (at the Rouen festival), Leonard Bernstein's Age of Anxiety (Prague Spring 1990), Martinůís 4th Concerto (New York), etc.

Boris Krajný teaches at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Boris Krajný has recorded widely (for Supraphon, Panton, Bonton, CBS, etc.) including Bartókís and Prokofievís concertos (with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra), works by Voříšek (with the Prague Chamber Orchestra), quintets by Dvořák and César Franck, piano works by L.v. Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Debussy, Schulhoff, Martinů, etc. He has recorded the complete works of Maurice Ravel for Supraphon and received the Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros (Paris 1982) for his recording of French piano concertos (Arthur Honegger, Francis Poulenc, Albert Roussel).


Source: Boris Krajný Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2007)

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