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). A truly international performer and composer,
Mr. Koukl has given many recitals and concerto performances. His
compositions have received first performances in many major European
cities, in Asia, and in the United States.
Frequently broadcast both
as soloist and a composer, Mr. Koukl has collaborated in all his
capacities with such organizations as the BBC London, RTSI Lugano,
SRG Zürich, SSR Genève, SFB Berlin, SWF Baden-Baden, WDR Köln,
RTHK Hong-Kong, CR Prague, Radio Malta, Radio Vatican, ORF Vienna,
NRC Oslo and SF Stuttgart.
Giorgio Koukl is a member of Mensa
International. He has recorded for
ALI Prague, Da Camera Mannheim, Nuova Era Torino,
Altri Suoni Lugano