After more than twenty years of recording for the major labels, pianist Cyprien Katsaris decided to create his own label. The venture was launched in January 2001, at the dawn of the 21st century; hence the choice of PIANO 21 as an appropriate title. This is the vehicle for Katsaris' own recordings, some of them of live performances. They comprise both new recordings and tracks from private and radiophonic archives from various countries as well as re-issues. PIANO 21 gives expression to his twofold passion to share not only music from the major repertoire – naturally – but also the discovery of rare and less well known works.