Marjan Kiepura, piano, (Littleton, NH) in works by Frederic Chopin with narration by Jane Knox-Kiepura.
Marjan Kiepura was born in Paris, France and was accepted to the Juilliard School Preparatory Division. He studied with Jeaneane Dowis and later coached with Menahem Pressler. His own Polish ancestry has made Chopin a favorite choice of repertoire. Highlights of appearances include the International May Festival in Wiesbaden, Germany; London's Royal Festival Hall in their Foyer Concert Series, the Bibliotheque Polonaise in Paris, the Jecklin Forum in Zurich, Dartmouth College, MIT, the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York and London's St. John's Smith Square concert hall.
He was particularly proud to perform in a special concert honoring his late father, the Polish tenor, Jan Kiepura, at the Warsaw Opera. Mr. Kiepura, on occasion, accompanied his late mother, the Hungarian soprano, Marta Eggerth, in recital. He has also performed at the Liederkranz Hall, the Pen-and-Brush Concert Series and the Sundays at JASA series in New York as well as other concerts in Vermont, New Hampshire, Virginia, Miami, Chicago, London, Germany and Poland.
Marjan Kiepura's debut CD - a Chopin recital entitled Images of a Homeland, has received superb reviews from Amazon, American Record Guide, BBC Music Magazine, Pianist Magazine and music journals in the USA, England, Holland, Austria and Poland. The CD was featured on London's BBC Radio 3 where Mr. Kiepura performed live to a large radio audience. Mr. Kiepura has also been featured on several radio programs including New York's WQXR's Reflections from the Keyboard hosted by David Dubal, Vermont Public Radio with Peter Fox Smith, Connecticut's WMNR with Mike Shakinovsky and BBC Radio 3's CD Review program hosted by Andrew McGregor.
Mr. Kiepura is a published author and has written about Chopin. Marjan Kiepura lives with his wife Jane Knox-Kiepura in Littleton, New Hampshire and New York City.