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TANSMAN: Piano Works
Giorgio Koukl, piano
"It has been a pleasure to dig into the apparently
bottomless treasure of never-played works of Alexander Tansman.
A man of the world, yet bound with intimacy to his Polish origins,
to his Parisian world and most of all to his Jewish roots, he
was able to transform all these influences into something unique
far better than any other composer. Unjustly neglected for far
too long, his work is now on the rise and being rediscovered.
I am happy to contribute to this rediscovery with the hope it
will become a part of the piano repertoire."
Giorgio Koukl is a pianist/harpsichordist and composer who
resides in the beautiful town of Lugano, located in the italian-speaking
canton of Ticino in southern Switzerland. He was born in Prague,
Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) in 1953, and studied there at
the State Music School and Conservatoire.
In 1968 he moved to Switzerland and continued his
studies at both the Conservatories of Zürich and Milan (Italy).
During this time, he took part in the masterclasses of N. Magalov,
J. Fèvrier, R. Firkusny and S. Neuhaus.
Giorgio Koukl is the Prizewinner of many International
Music Competitions including those of Ciudad Ibaguè
(Colombia), Tolosa (Spain), Viotti (Italy), the H.Rahn
competition (Switzerland) and the Aliènor Competition
(Washington DC, USA).