The UAE’s majestic Dubai Opera will be graced with the presence of the legendary French/Cypriot pianist Cyprien Katsaris on Monday 12th February, as the maestro, a winner of the International Cziffra Competition and Queen Elisabeth Competition, recipient of the Albert Roussel Foundation Prize and the Alex de Vries Foundation Prize, and founder of the Katsaris Piano Quintet, travels to the emirate to take part in the 2024 InClassica International Music Festival, organised by SAMIT Event Group. Showcasing all of his inimitable talents, Katsaris will be delivering a solo piano recital and, throughout the course of the evening, will interpret a number of works chosen from across the whole spectrum of classical music, presenting music from the pens of historic giants all the way up to contemporary musical geniuses.

The InClassica International Music Festival is a celebration of the very best that the world of classical music has to offer. Featuring world-class concerts with some of the most renowned soloists, orchestras and conductors of our time, the festival boasts a series of richly diverse programmes ranging from seminal favourites all the way up to contemporary masters, promising a momentous two-week event that is sure to be an unforgettable experience for all!

Dubai Opera is the ideal venue to celebrate elegance and style. Kindly avoid overly casual or provocative attire, such as shorts or flip flops, to uphold our venue standards. Guests not complying with the dress code will not be permitted entry.

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Approximately 2 hours including intermission.

Cyprien Katsaris

Johann Sebastian Bach - Präludium (Fantasia) BWV 921

Joseph Haydn - Sonata No. 48 Hob. 16/35, in C major, in three movements

1. Allegro con brio

2. Adagio

3. Finale. Allegro

Franz Schubert - Klavierstück No. 2 D.946 / Ständchen (Transcription: Liszt)

Shor/Pletnev - Piano Sonata in three movements

1. Allegro ma non troppo

2. Adagio mosso

3. Moderato


Frederic Chopin - Valse Op. 64 No. 2, in C minor

Frederic Chopin - Fantasie-Impromptu Op. 66 in C-sharp minor

Frederic Chopin - Polonaise «Héroique» Op. 53 in A-flat major

Franz Liszt - Czardas obstiné ( arr. C. Katsaris)

Cyprien Katsaris - Spontaneous Improvisation on four notes given by the audience and on various themes

Ludwig van Beethoven - Six Variations D-Dur „Die Ruinen von Athen“ Op. 76

Franz Liszt - Fantasy on motives from Beethoven's Ruins of Athens