About the Event
Step back into history and experience the grandeur of piano music at the beautiful French Cathedral in Berlin.
Frédéric Chopin has been celebrated as a master of Romanticism for 200 years. The composer himself loved to sit for hours at the piano and play for himself. As a pianist with brilliant technique, he not only operated the 88 keys, but 'touched' them. We present this beautiful simplicity of his music with outstanding young pianists in the series 'Chopin pur' in the French Cathedral.
This year's Chopin pur series with young artists kicks off with the Ukrainian pianist Yuliya Drogalova, who already made a name for herself as a child as the first prize winner of the famous Prokofiev Competition and began as a soloist and chamber musician in the great opera house of Donetsk. After graduating from high school, she studied in Stuttgart, attended various master classes and finally perfected her multi‐faceted piano playing at the Hochschule für Musik 'Hanns Eisler' in Berlin. Since then she has been a sought‐after accompanist and solo pianist in her new adopted country. Look forward to a concert evening with the most beautiful compositions by Chopin, played by pianist Yuliya Drogalova.
The French Church Französischer Dom is one of the three key buildings at the Gendarmenmarkt, the most beautiful square in Berlin. The church was built as a place of worship for the Huguenots, followers of the Protestant Reformed Church of France, who were persecuted in their own country and found asylum in Berlin in the reign of Frederick the Great.
The French Cathedral stands opposite the German Church or Neue Kirche, their identical domes and styles forming a stunning architectural ensemble. Unusually, in this location, 'Dom' refers not to a German 'cathedral', but to the French 'dome'. The building houses the Huguenot museum, a restaurant and a viewing platform that offers a gorgeous view of Mitte district of Berlin.