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WORLD CLASS EXPRESSION

"A first class pianist offering one of the finest [Chopin] Études available."
International Piano
“His passion for the piano not only comes through,
but it bursts like a flood breaking a bank.”
Pianist Magazine

UPCOMING CONCERTS

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Every Friday at 1pm (GMT). 

17 August 2021, 7pm - Suntory Hall Tokyo

The Encores

Rachmaninov: Preludes Op. 23 No. 2 and  Op. 32 No. 12

Tchaikovsky/Pletnev: Sugar Plum Fairy and Andante Maestoso (from the Nutcracker)

Scriabin: Etude Op. 8 No. 12

Chopin: Etudes Op. 25 Nos 11 and 12

Liszt: La Campanella    4:30

Rimsky-Korsakov/Cziffra: The Flight of the Bumblebee       

Schumann/Liszt: Widmung    

Hatzidakes Grande Sousta    

 Itsuki-no Touryanse (Japanese traditional, arr Karan)    

Fazil Say: Black Earth    

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue    

Marquez: Danzon No. 2        

 

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WEILL RECITAL HALL
AT CARNEGIE HALL

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BOSTON SYMPHONY HALL

Photo by John Caruso

Panos Karan is a pianist, conductor and humanitarian whose ideas are fast shaping the understanding of classical music in the 21st century. Born in Greece and educated at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Panos has taken music from the world’s top concert halls into the Amazon jungle, to the most impoverished districts of Kolkata, to prisons of war-torn Sierra Leone, and to the evacuation centers of post-tsunami Japan. Most recent performances include four solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, New York, Symphony Hall, Boston, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, Sydney Opera House, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, and Tokyo Opera City, at the presence of Empress Michiko of Japan. 

 

In September 2010 Panos founded the charity Keys of Change helping bring music to young people living under extraordinary circumstances around the world, and in 2014 he founded the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta. 

 

He has recorded Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 and recently the 24 Chopin Etudes in live recital at London’s Cadogan Hall.  

 

Panos Karan has visited more than 130 countries, has lived in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Athens, Tokyo and currently resides in London. He speaks six languages. 

Photo by Fumiko Tanaka

SUNTORY HALL

Photo by Takayuki Arai

Photo byMiklos Csepely-Knorr

QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

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