Kemal Gekic Live From Japan! Gekic Plays Chopin Scherzo No.1 B Minor Opus 20

Kemal Gekic, pianist Flamboyant, daring, provocative, exciting, seductive and sensitive are some of the words used to describe one of todays most formidable pianists, Kemal Gekic, whose playing has been acclaimed worldwide by public and critics alike. Born in Split, Croatia in 1962, Gekic amazed his family by accurately picking out melodies on the piano at age one and a half. The young prodigy received all his early musical training from his aunt, Lorenza Batturina. In 1978 he entered the class of Prof. Jokuthon Mihailovich (a graduate of Moscow Conservatory) at the Art Academy of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. He graduated in 1982 with the highest mark ever granted a diploma exam recital, and was immediately given a faculty appointment by the piano department which he eventually directed until 1999. During his school years he won prizes at the Franz Liszt Competition in Parma (1981), the Viana da Motta in Lisbon (1983) and the Yugoslav Artists Competition in Zagreb (1984). He earned his Masters degree in 1985, the same year he created a sensation at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Although panned by the jury he won the hearts of audience and critics alike, and began receiving many invitations to perform abroad, including several from the Chopin Society of Hannover, Germany which had awarded him a special prize for best sonata performance at the competition. A recording of his Warsaw performances sold 60000 copies in Germany by the end of the year, and the Victor Entertainment

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Craig Ewens – Chopin Scherzo no 1 in B minor op 20

Craig Ewens plays Chopin\’s first scherzo in 1991