Winner of the 2018 Opus Klassik Award for Concerto Recording of the Year (20th/21st century), German
pianist Frank Dupree recently came to international attention as the laureate prize winner of the 2014
Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, captivating the judges with his musical maturity, refined technique and
ability to draw a wide spectrum of sound and colour from the keyboard. A “sincere, feeling and enormously
interesting artist” (Emanuel Ax) who “always amazes” (PZ News) and whose “broad tonal range and sinuous
rhythmic technique” (Classical Source) have earned him acclaim amongst his peers on orchestral and
chamber stages alike.
A Steinway Artist, Frank has been a student of Sontraud Speidel since the age of five and recently
completed his studies at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. Initially trained as a jazz percussionist, Frank celebrates the breadth and depth of the piano repertoire, with a particular enthusiasm for the music of the 20th century as well as the music of living composers.
Recent and forthcoming highlights include an exciting new collaboration with the Kurt Weill Festival as
artist-in-residence, debuts with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Trondheim Symfonieorchester and
Sinfonieorcheser Liechtenstein, return invitations at London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Brussels
BOZAR amongst others as well as ongoing relationships with the Stuttgart Philharmoniker and Theater
Combining his fine musicianship with the art of direction, Frank was awarded first prize at the 2012
International Hans-von-Bülow Competition in Meiningen for his play/direct work with Beethoven, and was
soon after invited to take part in the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris Play-Direct Academy with Joseph
Swensen, Stephen Kovacevich, and François Leleux. On the podium, Frank has previously assisted Sir Simon
Rattle, François-Xavier Roth, and Mario Venzago.