Friday, Nov 18th at 8 PM
3832 N Interstate
Tickets: $20 general
$15 PLBA membre, senior, student Polish festival volunteer
$12 early bird - buy before Nov 1st
His interpretations of Bach, Berg, Schönberg, Szymaski and Mykietyn show the touch of genius! There are certainly none today to equal his readings of Bach! (...) How refreshing and exciting it is to be in the presence of such great art of interpretation, akin to a genius!
The performance of Bergs youthful Sonata and Schönbergs Sechs kleine Klavierstücke could easily stand alongside the recordings of Gould or Pollini.
Pianist and chamber musician, four-time nominee for a Passport' awarded by the weekly Polityka. He has recorded two discs nominated for the Polish record industry's Fryderyk' awards: Dialog (Bach, Schönberg, Berg, Szymaski, Mykietyn; Universal) and Pawe Szymaski - Works for Piano (EMI Classics). From 1992 to 2005, he was a member of the NONSTROM ensemble. As a soloist, he has performed at international festivals alongside such stars as Martha Argerich, Paul Badura-Skoda, Grigory Sokolov, Ivo Pogorelich, Piotr Anderszewski, the Arditti Quartet and London Sinfonietta. In 2005, he made his New York recital debut and performed at the Mozart Hall in Bologna. A year later, he took part in the Pawe Szymaski Music Festival held at the Witold Lutosawski Studio in Warsaw, recorded by PWA (NInA). In 2007, at the Sacrum Profanum' festival, he performed the complete piano sonatas of Charles Ives in a single evening. In the UK, he made his debut at the Sounds New' festival in Canterbury in 2008. That same year, he recorded André Tchaikowsky's Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 4 at the Chopin and his Europe' festival. In 2009, he performed in the Piotr Anderszewski and Friends' master recital festival and made his debut at St John's Smith Square (Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1). In 2012, he made two tours of the US and Canada (incl. Denver, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa). He has performed Witold Lutosawski's Piano Concerto at home and abroad (2013). At the Bregenzer Festspiele in Austria, he joined the Wiener Symphoniker and Paul Daniel in André Tchaikowsky's Piano Concerto No. 2. In 2014, he made his third tour of the US (Seattle, Sarasota). In 2015, he performed in Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. He is the dedicatee of works by Pawe Szymaski and Pawe Mykietyn.
Johann Sebastian Bach selection of Inventions and Sinfonias
Johannes Brahms Drei Intermezzi op. 117
Pawe Mykietyn Four Preludes (1992)
Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart Sonata in E flat major KV 282
Witold Lutosawski Twelve Folk Melodies (1945)
Claude Debussy - selection of "Preludes" (from second part)
Fryderyk Chopin selection of Mazurkas