The pianist Goran FILIPEC joins Castel Production

After having studied in Zagreb, Cologne, Moscow and The Hague, with N. Grubert, O. Yablonskaya, N. Trull and E. Zarafiants, Goran FILIPEC is preparing a PhD at the Paris Conservatory and at the Sorbonne University with a subject related to Paganini’s heritage in the repertoire for piano.

Having the virtuosity in the blood, the croate pianist stays a poet even in the most tremendous passages, avoids the pitfalls and serves admirably the score. At the same time powerful and subtile, he reveals a particular affinity for the classical and romantic repertoire.

He performs regularly in Europe, the US, Latin America and Japan. His debuts at Carnegie Hall in New York took place in 2006, followed by concerts at the Auditorium of Milan, the Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, Palace of Arts in Budapest and at the Philharmonie de Paris. Repeatedly invited to the Contemporary Piano Faces Festival Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, he has also been heard in 2015 at Progetto Martha Argerich Festival in Lugano, where he performed on invitation by the Argentine pianist.

In 2016 his Paganini Studies CD, devoted to the complete versions of Liszt-Paganini Studies and published by Naxos Records, won the Grand Prix du Disque from the Liszt Society of Budapest, with the Award Ceremony scheduled for October 20th 2016. With this prize Goran follows the prestigious list of its laureates such as Vladimir Horowitz, Georges Cziffra, Alfred Brendel, Claudio Arrau, Zoltán Kocsis and Maurizio Pollini.

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