Cathy Kier is a young virtuoso pianist from Luxembourg whose performances are already reaping regular acclaim from the press and audiences alike.
Cathy Krier began learning piano at five at the Luxembourg City Conservatory. In 1999, at the age of 14, she entered the class for virtuoso performers taught by Pavel Gililov at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne.
She won a large number of competitions and scholarships, and continued to study and perfect her playing at masterclasses with Robert Levin in 2006 and Dominique Merlet. In Fiesole, Cathy Krier continued her studies at the Scuola di musica with Andrea Lucchesini.
Cathy Krier released her first recording and became a regular performer at the various festivals in Luxembourg. In 2009, she was invited to the Académie musicale de Villecroze; since 2010, she has toured extensively throughout Europe and in the United States. In 2013, she did a tour in China and made a recording of Leoš Janáček's piano works, which won unanimous praise in the international press for its rich interpretation and originality.
Cathy Krier plays a broad-ranging repertoire and regularly performs with recognised orchestras.
Five landmark dates in the life of Cathy Krier:
2000: recorded Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4
2005: took part in the inauguration of the Luxembourg Philharmonia concert hall, playing a piano duet with Cyprien Katsaris
2008: first solo recording (Scarlatti, Chopin, Haydn, Dutilleux and Müllenbach )
2012: artist-in-residence at the Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre in Paris
2013: guest performer at the Festival de l’Hôtel d’Albret in Paris
Official website: Cathy Krier
Biography compiled from Radio France Documentation, December 2013