Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
Born: 5th May 1951, Marseille, France
Artist's website: http://www.cyprienkatsaris.net/
Cyprien Katsaris is a French-Cypriot virtuoso pianist, teacher and composer. Amongst his teachers were Monique de la Bruchollerie, a student of Emil von Sauer, who had been a pupil of Franz Liszt. He is particularly noted as the first pianist to record the complete Liszt transcriptions of Beethoven's nine symphonies—works that are among the most technically challenging in all of piano repertoire.