The news of Cyprien Katsaris is that he is recovering in hospital in Berlin. Fears that he suffered a stroke or heart attack may be exaggerated.
After being taken ill in the middle of his own arrangement of a Liszt concerto, Katsaris is reported to have said: ‘Es war eines meiner besten Konzerte, etwas Besonderes passierte, ich habe mit meiner ganzen Seele für Griechenland und Zypern gespielt. (This was one of my best concerts. Something special happened. I played with my entire soul for Greece and Cyprus.)’