W. A. Mozart: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in E flat major, K 365/316a
F. Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestrain D minor, FP 61
D. Shostakovich: Festive Overture in A major, op. 96
A. Dvořák: New World Concerto (arr. John Lenehan)
B. Papandopulo: Pop concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
“To Vladimir Krpan, a concert performer and teacher of international significance, for his important contribution to the world of music as a sophisticated interpreter and a lucky blend of the best tradition of Croatian piano school and the precious heritage of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli’s piano artistry”, this is the inscription on the Gold Plaque that the doyen of Croatian music, pianist and teacher Vladimir Krpan received in Verolanuova, Brescia, in 2016. It is difficult to summarize Vladimir Krpan's intense international artistic career, list the numerous professional and social awards and recognitions, but the ones that stand out among them are The Order of Croatian Morning Star with the Image of Marko Marulić awarded by Croatian President Franjo Tuđman and the Prometheus awarded by Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi for high artistic achievements in the cultural cooperation among peoples. The largest number of students in the history of the Academy of Music have graduated under Krpan. Many of them have made brilliant international careers, among them also the performers at this celebratory event – with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra – Maksim Mrvica, Martina Filjak, Srđan Čaldarović, Katarina Krpan, Pedja Mužijević and Bruno Vlahek.
His artistic activities include both earlier and contemporary Croatian composers and the traditional piano repertoire, especially the music of L. van Beethoven (he performs all of his piano sonatas and concertos), as well as F. Chopin, F. Liszt and J. Brahms. He founded and initiated both EPTA Croatia and EPTA Yugoslavia and he is a jury member at prestigious international music competitions. He has collaborated with numerous renowned international orchestras and conductors and he is mentioned in recognized reference books, such as IBC, ABI, ME, LJM, Who‘s who (Belgian, Dutch and Croatian edition), the Macedonian and Slovenian Encyclopaedia, Who’s who in Music, Who’s who in the World, International Who is who in Music and Who is who in Music Directory.