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Chopin Recitals in the Pacółtowo Palace

Chopin's music sounds the best in intimate music parlors, where the sound has the chance to resound, vibrate, circulate and return. It was in such circumstances that the Maestro himself liked to play, touching his contemporary audience with his genius. It was a rule that Chopin, known as the poet of the piano, used to refuse to perform his masterpieces in large concert halls.

Robert Schumann used to call Chopin`s works “the cannons hidden in flowers” and this statement is today as much up-to-date as it was in 1836.
The intimate atmosphere of the concert hall in the Pacółtowo Palace allows to extract the full spectrum of tones made by these "cannons" which by means of nostalgic sounds of nocturnes, thrilling etudes and light mazourkas caress not only senses but also the souls. Thanks to the excellent acoustics of the place, the poetry seeping out of the piano sounds in a special way. The notes are almost physically perceptible, each time arousing the listeners' senses.
Chopin Recitals in the Pacółtowo Palace make an opportunity to admire outstanding Polish pianists. This year we will see and hear participants and winners of International Pianist Competitions, including pianists preparing for the next edition of the Chopin Competition. We will be honored by music performed by: Szymon Nehring, Joanna Marcinkowska, Nikodem Wojciechowski, Maciej Wota, Łukasz Byrda, Łukasz Krupiński, Paweł Wakarecy, Michał Szymanowski, Adam Kośmieja, Radoslaw Sobczak, Joanna Różewska, Andrzej Wierciński, Paweł Kubica, Jakub Kitowski, Krzysztof Książek. We will take you on an unforgettable journey through the mastery of sounds of Fryderyk Chopin music heritage. An elite journey in beautiful surroundings, in an intimate atmosphere accompanied by the sounds played by great musicians and great artists.

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Szymon Nehring // October 15th

15/10/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Szymon Nehring

SZYMON NEHRING was born in 1995 in Cracow. He began playing the piano at the age of five. In his hometown he graduated from the Mieczysław Karłowicz State Music School and Fryderyk Chopin Secondary School of Music. For 11 years he studied in the piano class of Olga Łazarska. Currently he is a student of the 2nd form of the Academy of Music in Bydgoszczin a class of prof. Stefan Wojtas. He regularly participates in competitions and festivals for young pianists. His most important artistic achievements include:
• 1st Prize and the prize for the best performance of the Hungarian composer at the 3rd International Piano Competition “Chopin+” in Budapest (2010),
• 3rd prize in the International Competition for Young Pianists “Step towards the championship” in St. Petersburg (2011),
• 1st Prize and EMCY Prize at the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Narva (2012),
• 2nd place and special prize at the International AcademyAward Piano Competition in Rome (2014);
• 1st place and 6 special prizes in the International Piano Competition “Halina Czerny-Stefańska in memoriam” in Poznań (2014)
• First prize in the “Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam” Competition in Bydgoszcz (2014).

He has performed with the following orchestras: Philharmonic Orchestra of the Warmia and Mazury, the Lower Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra in Jelenia Góra, the Pomeranian Philharmonic, the Baltic Philharmonic, the Lviv Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Tallinn Philharmonic, the Calgary Philharmonic and the National Orchestra of Estonia.

Szymon Nehring is a grantee of the Sapere Sapus Scholarship Foundation (since 2008), Pro Musica Bona Foundation (since 2010), Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2010). In 2015 he was awarded the Krystian Zimerman scholarship.

Michał Szymanowski // October 8th

08/10/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Michał Szymanowski

MICHAŁ KAROL SZYMANOWSKI is one of the most promising pianists of young generation. He is a graduate of the piano class of Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and the symphonic-operatic conducting class of Zygmunt Rychert at Bydgoszcz Music Academy.  He was also furthering his pianistic training with Eldar Nebolsin at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. Currently he is an assistant in Music Academy in Bydgoszcz and in Łódź.

He is a laureate of numerous Polish and international piano competitions e.g.: Mozart Competition MozArte in Akwizgran (2016), Chopin Competition in Daegu in Korea (2015), J. Zarębski Competition in Warsaw (2012), competition for a scholarship of Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe in Katowice (2011), I.J. Paderewski Competition in Bydgoszcz (2010), Competition of memory of V.Horowitz in Kiev (2007) and Chopin National Piano Competition in Warsaw (2015, 2008).

Michał Szymanowski concerted in Poland, Europe (e.g. in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, UK, Belgium, Switzerland) Asia (Japan, Korea, Hongkong) and overseas (USA, Brasil, Argentina or Venezuela). He gave concerts in UN Palace of Nations in Geneva, in Paul VI Audience Hall in Vatican (concert for Benedict XVI), in Belveder for the President Bronisław Komorowski and in many Philharmonic Halls all over the world. He was invited for festivals in Poland and abroad, like “Chopin and his Europe” Festival where he gave a spectacular performance of piano concerts ofI.J Paderewski and Józef Wieniawski.He cooperated with outstanding conductors like Alfredo Rugeles, Medardo Caisabanda, Jacek Kaspszyk, Antoni Wit, Marek Pijarowski cor Michał Dworzyński, playing with famous symphony orchestras.

He often performs chamber music, with the Silesian Quartet, Erzhan Kulibaev, Benedict Kloeckner, Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, Maria Machowska and others. He recorded two CDs for the CD Accord with Chopin, Paderewski, Szymanowski and Józef Wieniawski – highly rated by critics, and one of the reviews said: “Unusual talent from which you can expect much.

Krzysztof Książek // October 1st

01/10/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Krzysztof Książek

KRZYSZTOF KSIĄŻEK born in  1992 in Cracow. He started music education at the age of 9. Since 2005 he has been studying under the supervision of prof. Stefan Wojtas, at first as a student of Secondary Fryderyk Chopin Music School in Cracow and now as a student of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.

He is a laureate of the highest prizes at national and international competitions, such as: X Ludwika Stefański and Halina Czerny Piano Competition – First place, Grand Prix, special prize for the best performance of Chopin’s works and Kigoukai Sponsorship Award (Płock 2008), International Chopin Piano Competition – 1st place, Grand Prix 1st Prize (Avezzano, Italy 2011), The II American Paderewski Piano Competition – 2nd Prize, special prize for the best performance of Paderewski (Los Angeles, USA 2013) , IX I.J. Paderewski International Contest – special award for the best Pole, who qualified to the semi-finals, or the final of the competition (Bydgoszcz 2013), Fryderyk Chopin National Polish Piano Competition – 1st Prize and Special Prize (Warsaw 2013), Fryderyk Chopin Polish National Piano Competition in Warsaw – 2nd prize (Warsaw 2015).
He performed at the 67th and 69th International Chopin Festival in Duszniki Zdrój, the 18th International Festival of Young Laureates of Silesian Music Contests in Katowice and the 2nd Artur Rubinstein Festival Premia of the Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra . He has performed in Japan, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, South Africa, USA, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. He is a scholarship recipient of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and Pro Musica Bona Foundation, the “Young Poland” scholarship program. Between 2005 and 2011, he was in the National Children’s Fund program. In March 2014 he received the Krystian Zimerman Scholarship.

In his range of interests there is also a chamber music, secrets of which are studied under supervision of prof. Kaja Danczowska, M.A. Justyna Danczowska and dr. Sławomir Cierpik.

Jakub Kitwoski // September 24th

24/09/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Jakub Kitowski

JAKUB KITOWSKI born in 1991 in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski. He began playing the piano at the age of eight. After graduating from the State Secondary School of Music in Kielce, in the class of Artur Jaronia he undertook piano studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw under the supervision of prof. Edward Wolanin and chamber music professor prof. Maja Nosowska.
He has won many contests such as:

  • 3rd Maurycy Moszkowski International Piano Competition – 2nd place, Kielce 2009
  • 1st Ignacy Krzyżanowski Polish National Piano Competition – III place, 2010
  • X National Chamber Music Competition – 1st place, Toruń 2010
  • 1st Harry Neuhaus International Piano Competition – First place and special prize of Harry Neuhaus, Kirovograd – Ukraine 2011
  • XVII National Piano Competition – distinction, Konin 2012
  • 13th International Piano Music Competition “Music without Borders” – 2nd place, Druskininkai – Lithuania 2013
  • 4th International Piano Competition “Premio Accademia Giovani 2014” – III place (1st and 2nd places not awarded), Rome – Italy 2014He has performed in many Polish cities, as well as abroad. He performed during the visit of the President of Armenia in Zamość. He has successfully performed 20th century music. In his repertoire he has Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Grieg, Mendelssohn, Liszt. In programs with symphony orchestra he performed with such conductors as: Jerzy Salwarowski, Jakub Chrenowicz, Sławomir Wróblewski, Yuriy Z. Bervetsky, Jacek Kraszewski, Jerzy Kosek, Mieczysław Gawroński, Marek Głowacki.

Paweł Kubica // September 17th

17/09/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Paweł Kubica

PAWEŁ KUBICA graduated with distinction from the Krakow Academy of Music in 1996 in the class of Janusz Olejniczak. He is a laureate of national and international competitions, e.g. The Stendal Piano Music Foundation Competition in Detmold, 1992 (First Prize), 1st Aleksander Tansman International Competition of Musical Individuals in Łódź, 1996 (special prize), 2nd International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition. Krzysztof Penderecki in Cracow, 1998 (first prize in the soloists category and special prize). He participated two times in the Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw (1995, 2000). He is invited to participate in such prestigious events as the Chopin Festival in Nohant (France), “Warsaw Autumn”, the Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk.

He performed, among others, with SWF – Sinfonieorchester, Philharmonic Orchestra in Tomsk, NOSPR in Katowice and Polish Radio Orchestra, conducted by such conductors as Wojciech Michniewski, Wojciech Rajski, Paweł Przytocki and Wojciech Czepiel. He has released a record with Robert Schumann’s works, recorded with SWF – Arte Nova (1995), as well as “Music and Politics” with Croatian President Ivo Josipović (Polish Recordings, 2011). He also recorded Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor with the Polish Radio Orchestra conducted by Wojciech Rajski (2002).

Radosław Sobczak // September 10th

10/09/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Radosław Sobczak

RADOSŁAW SOBCZAK was born in Pisz. In 2006 he graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, in the piano class of prof. Edward Wolanin. He completed his music studies with prof. Victor Macarova. He is the winner of the 2nd prize of the 1st European Piano Competition “Halina Czerny-Stefańska in memoriam” in Poznań (2008).

He was honored at the 14th International Fryderyk Chopin Contest in Warsaw in 2000, receiving the title of the Best Pole of the Competition and numerous awards, like a Yamaha piano from prof. Regina Smendzianka Foundation and the scholarship of the “Crescendum est Polonia” Foundation. He has performed in many Polish philharmonic halls, participated in numerous Polish and international festivals such as Chopin Festival “Settimane Musica li Bresciane-Genio e Malinconia” in Italy, Piano Festival in Kitzingen (Germany), Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk and Polish Music Festival in Györ (Hungary).

In 2002, he played seven recitals in China at the invitation of the Shanghai Concert Hall, and also participated in celebration of Poland’s accession to the European Union during a concert for Members of European Parliament in Strasbourg in 2003. In December 2007 he was invited to perform at the New Year’s Eve in the National Opera in Warsaw. He is the first Polish pianist to perform in Maskat (Oman) at the invitation of the Polish Embassy in Riyadh. In 2011, his performance of Peter Tchaikovsky’s B-minor Concerto with the Inkorean Symphony Orchestra at the Pusan ​​Art Center was recorded on a CD. He is a member of the Music Assoiation of Teodor Leszetycki in Warsaw. In 2010-2012 he was a professor at Chopin- Keimyung University in Daegu, Korea. Currently, he is an assistant at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

Paweł Wakarecy // September 3rd

03/09/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Paweł Wakarecy

PAWEŁ WAKARECY was born in Toruń. He graduated from the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music where he studied in a piano class of prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń. He won laurels and awards at numerous national and international piano competitions for children and young people. He was a laureate of special prizes at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (2007) and finalist of the Fryderyk Chopin International Contest in Darmstadt (2009). In 2010 he won the distinction and the Special Award for the best Pole at the 16th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw.

He has performed domestically and abroad e.g. in Germany, Sweden, Russia, Bulgaria, France, Switzerland, England, Belgium, Norway, Italy, China, Japan and Chile. In 2013 he made his debut in the Konzerthaus in Vienna, and also performed recitals at Valldemossa Monastery in Majorca, the Polish Library in Paris and in Nohant.

He regularly performs as a soloist with the Toruń Symphony Orchestra. He cooperated among others with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, the Polish Radio Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, the Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra “Amadeus”, the Elbląg Chamber Orchestra with the majority of national philharmonic orchestras under the direction of Antoni Wit, Agnieszka Duczmal, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Marek Mosia , Zygmunt Rychert, Jerzy Salwarowski, Łukasz Borowicz, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Wojciech Rodek, Piotr Sułkowski, Daniel Smith. He is active as a chamber musician. Together with his wife, Aleksandra Soboń-Wakarecy they perform in a piano duet. He also cooperates with cellist Marcin Zdunik.

He recorded two CDs: the first (2010) released by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute contains recordings made during the Chopin Competition, the second one – released by the CD Accord (2013) – is a solo recital featuring works by Chopin, Paderewski and Zarębski.

Currently, Paweł Wakarecy is an assistant at the Piano Department of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.

Joanna Marcinkowska // August 27th

27/08/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Joanna Marcinkowska

JOANNA MARCINKOWSKA graduate of the Academy of Music in Poznan in a class of prof. Waldemar Andrzejewski. She is a laureate of over 20 national and international music competitions, including:

  • First Prize at the International Contest “Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam” in Bydgoszcz,
  • 1st Prize at the European Chopin Competition in Darmstadt, 2nd prize and special prize for the best performance of Karol Szymanowski’s works at the International Karol Szymanowski Competition in Łódź,
  • 3rd prize and audience prize at the International Piano Competition in Cologne, the Main Prize at the XXX Festival of Polish Piano in Słupsk.

She performs in Poland as well as in many European countries and in USA and China with more than thirty distinguished conductors and excellent symphony orchestras. She participated in more than 40 prestigious international music festivals.

As a soloist, she has performed with many excellent orchestras such as the WRD Radio Orchestra of Cologne / Jugendkammerorchester Berlin, the Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra “AMADEUS” in Poznan, the Sinfonietta Polonia, the Capella Bydgostiensis Chamber Orchestra in Bydgoszcz, Polish Orchestra “Sinfonia Iuventus” and with almost all symphony orchestras of Polish Philharmonic Halls.

On CDs and cassettes she recorded works by Mozart, Haydn, Schumann, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Paderewski and Szymanowski. For TVP and Radio “Merkury” she recorded, among others,  Chopin recitals. She conducts piano workshops and master classes in Poland and abroad, also in China. She is a habilitated doctor and an associate professor at the Ignacy Jan PaderewskiAcademy of Musicin Poznań. She is one of the leading Polish pianists of the young generation.

For her artistic and pedagogical accomplishments she has been honored, among others, with Medal of Young Art, “Merit for Polish Culture” badge, Artistic Award of the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Province and the Rector Award of the Academy of Music in Poznań.

Andrzej Wierciński // August 20th

20/08/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Andrzej Wierciński

ANDRZEJ WIERCIŃSKI was born in 1995 in Warsaw. He began playing the piano at the age of 6 at the Grażyna Bacewicz State High School of Music in Warsaw. Since 2010 he had been studying under the direction of Anna Jastrzębska-Quinn in the Zenon Brzewski General School of Music in Warsaw. In 2014 he began his piano studies at the Academy of Music in Katowice, in the class of prof. Wojciech Świtała.

His most important artistic accomplishments include:

  • First Prize at the 6th International Chopin Competition in Budapest (2014),
  • 1st prize at the 10th Golden Ring International Piano Competition in Slovenia (2014),
  • 3rd prize at the 3rd International Piano Competition “Halina Czerny-Stefańska in memoriam” in Poznań (2014);
  • 1st place at the Polish National Fryderyk Chopin Contest in Warsaw (2015),
  • First place and special prize for the best performance of Karol Szymanowski’s work at the 17th National Piano Competition in Konin (2012),
  • 1st place and special prize at the 4th Maurycy MoszkowskiInternational Piano Competition in Kielce (2011).

He also became a finalist and winner of the special prize for the best Polish pianist at the 10th International Chopin Competition in Darmstadt (2013). He participated in master classes of Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Andrzej Jasiński and Wojciech Świtała. He received the Franciszek Wybrańczyk Artistic Scholarship from Sinfonia VarsoviaFoundation.

Joanna Różewska // August 13th

13/08/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Joanna Różewska

JOANNA RÓŻEWSKA was born in Siedlce. She is a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She currently resides in the United States, where she is mastering pianist gift at postgraduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, in the class of prof. Yoshikazu Nagai. She participates in master classes led by Leo Fleisher, Andrei Gavrilov, Oleg Maisenberg, Garrick Ohlsson, Matti Raekallio, Jacques Rouvier, Jeffrey Swann and Michail Voskresensky. She is fascinated by the influence of folk music on the works of famous composers, like e.g. Chopin and Szymanowski.

She has won many important prizes in national and international competitions, such as:

  • Second Prize at the Hartford International Competition (USA 2017),
  • 1st Prize of the Coop Music Awards – Antonio Bertolini Prize (Milan 2014)
  • 2nd prize at the International Chopin Competition in Mariánské Lázně (2013),
  • special awards: the audience, the journalists, the best performance of the romantic piece, the Virtuoso 2013 at the International Piano Competition Münchner Klavierpodium der Jugend (Munich 2013)
  • first prizes at national competitions, including competitions in Zabrze and Gorzów Wielkopolski.

In 2010 she performed at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Joanna Różewska gives concerts in Poland and in the United States, China, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Italy, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. She was honored to perform at the Chopin Museum in Warsaw for the President of Poland, Queen of Norway, Duchess of Wales and Prime Minister of China. She was a scholarship recipient of the Minister of Culture and the National Fund for Children. She also received a grant to record a CD album under the Young Poland program.

Nikodem Wojciechowski // August 6th

06/08/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Nikodem Wojciechowski

NIKODEM WOJCIECHOWSKI born in Poznań. He graduated from Henryk Wieniawski’s Talent School in Poznań. He also studied at the Conservatoire du Nord in Luxembourg. He graduated with honors from the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in a class of prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń. He is currently a second year student at Indiana University – Jacobs School of Music in the prof. Arnaldo Cohen class (Bloomington USA).

He`s a laureate of national and international piano competitions:

  • NSAL 2016 Instrumental Music Competition in Bloomington (Indiana USA, 2016),
  • International Young Virtuosos Competition in Sofia (Bulgaria 2014 – 3rd Prize),
  • National Polish Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2010 – 2nd prize) of the International Young Pianists Competition “Artur Rubinstein in memoriam” in Bydgoszcz (2009 – 2nd prize and special prize of Aniela Mlynarska-Rubinstein)
  • Young Pianists Stage of Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk (2008).

In 2002-2006 he won the first prizes and the Grand Prix at piano competitions for children and young people: in Kraków, Kartuzy, Piotrków Trybunalski, twice in Płock and in Racconigi in Italy. He has performed in major music centers in Poland, Luxembourg, USA, Great Britain, Russia. In 2010-2011 he  performed several tour concerts in China. He gave a series of concerts as part of the project “Chopin Arrived”. He is a multiple grantee, among others, of scholarship of Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Jolanta Kwaśniewska Foundation “Agreement without barriers”, Ministry of Culture in Luxembourg, Program “Young Poland”. In 2014, he received a Fulbright Graduate Student Award for further studies in the USA, at Indiana University – Jacobs School of Music.

Łukasz Byrdy // July 30th

30/07/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Łukasz Byrdy

ŁUKASZ PIOTR BYRDY was born in Katowice. He is presently a student at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, in the piano studio of Dr. Joanna Marcinkowska and Prof. Waldemar Andrzejewski. He is a laureate of many competitions, including the International Young Pianists Competition Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam in Bydgoszcz (2014) and the Grand Prix and 1st prize of XI  Piano Competition Halina Czerny-Stefańska in Płock,  1st prize of Polish Piano Festival “Youth Chopin interpretations”, 2nd prize at International Piano Competition in Antonin, 2nd prize at International Piano Competition in Szafarnia and at International Competition “Halina Czerny-Stefańska in memoriam” in Poznań (2014); also at Polish auditions of Artistic Education Centre (2012). He received a scholarship to take part in the Morningside Music Bridge international music courses which took place in Calgary (2010 and 2011) as well as in Aspen Music Festival and School (2012).

He appeared at festivals in Moscow, Duszniki-Zdrój, Słupsk and at series of concerts “Young Talents” organized by National Institute of Fryderyk Chopin. He gave concerts in Poland (Żelazowa Wola, in Silesian and Lower-Silesian Philharmonic Halls) and abroad (in USA, Canada, Russia, Austria and Germany)

He took part in courses led by such distinguished teachers as Tatiana Shebanova, John Perry, Lee Kum-Sing, Andrzej Jasiński, Krzysztof Jabłoński, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Choong-Mo Kang, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, André Laplante, Janusz Olejniczak i Dmitri Alexeev. With great success he participated in 2nd round of XVII International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2015 where he gained recognition of music critics.

Radosław Sobczak // July 16th

16/07/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Radosław Sobczak

RADOSŁAW SOBCZAK was born in Pisz. In 2006 he graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, in the piano class of prof. Edward Wolanin. He completed his music studies with prof. Victor Macarova. He is the winner of the 2nd prize of the 1st European Piano Competition “Halina Czerny-Stefańska in memoriam” in Poznań (2008).

He was honored at the 14th International Fryderyk Chopin Contest in Warsaw in 2000, receiving the title of the Best Pole of the Competition and numerous awards, like a Yamaha piano from prof. Regina Smendzianka Foundation and the scholarship of the “Crescendum est Polonia” Foundation. He has performed in many Polish philharmonic halls, participated in numerous Polish and international festivals such as Chopin Festival “Settimane Musica li Bresciane-Genio e Malinconia” in Italy, Piano Festival in Kitzingen (Germany), Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk and Polish Music Festival in Györ (Hungary).

In 2002, he played seven recitals in China at the invitation of the Shanghai Concert Hall, and also participated in celebration of Poland’s accession to the European Union during a concert for Members of European Parliament in Strasbourg in 2003. In December 2007 he was invited to perform at the New Year’s Eve in the National Opera in Warsaw. He is the first Polish pianist to perform in Maskat (Oman) at the invitation of the Polish Embassy in Riyadh. In 2011, his performance of Peter Tchaikovsky’s B-minor Concerto with the Inkorean Symphony Orchestra at the Pusan ​​Art Center was recorded on a CD. He is a member of the Music Assoiation of Teodor Leszetycki in Warsaw. In 2010-2012 he was a professor at Chopin- Keimyung University in Daegu, Korea. Currently, he is an assistant at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

Adam Kośmieja // July 9th

09/07/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Adam Kośmieja

ADAM KOŚMIEJA is distinguished among Polish pianists of the young generation with a highly individualized style of pianism. He is a constantly seeking artist whose repertoire and concert experience include both classic and avant-garde and multimedia works. He has been active in Poland and abroad: concert halls in North America, Europe and Asia. He has performed at the New York concert halls of Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Canada, Japan, China, France, Spain, UK, Sweden, Finland, Romania Italy and the Czech Republic. In Poland, he has worked with almost all leading national orchestras under Jacek Kaspszyk, Alexander Liebreich, Wojciech Michniewski, José Maria Florêncio, Szymon Bywalc, Jerzy Swoboda.

He participates in many international music festivals such as “Warsaw Autumn”, Beijin Modern Music Festival in China, Shenzhen International Music Festival “Belt & Road” in China, International Electroacoustic Music Symposium in Toronto, International Craiova Muzicală Festival in Romania, International Piano Festivals in Spain, Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk.

He graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in Solomon Mikowsky class (2011). In 2007-2011 he received scholarship of Harold and Helen Schonberg (memory of outstanding music critic of “New York Times”).

He began playing the piano at the age of six and for 13 years he explored its secrets in the prof. Ludmily Cassjanienko class. Currently  he is finalizing his doctoral thesis under the supervision of prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and prof. Jerzy Sulikowski at the Bydgoszcz Academy of Music where he also works as a lecturer and teacher. He won prizes in international piano competitions: Mieczysław Münz in New York (2009), Chopin Competition in Columbia University in New York (2010), Contest for Josef Suk Competition in Prague.

In the modern music, in which he is actively involved, he combines elements of jazz with classical and electronic music. He is the artistic director of the “International Seminar of Contemporary Music” in Bydgoszcz. In 2016 he recorded an album with a collection of works by Kazimierz Serocki (DUX). Scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, President of the City of Bydgoszcz and Marshal of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province.

Michał Szymanowski // July 2nd

02/07/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Michał Szymanowski

MICHAŁ KAROL SZYMANOWSKI is one of the most promising pianists of young generation. He is a graduate of the piano class of Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and the symphonic-operatic conducting class of Zygmunt Rychert at Bydgoszcz Music Academy.  He was also furthering his pianistic training with Eldar Nebolsin at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. Currently he is an assistant in Music Academy in Bydgoszcz and in Łódź.

He is a laureate of numerous Polish and international piano competitions e.g.: Mozart Competition MozArte in Akwizgran (2016), Chopin Competition in Daegu in Korea (2015), J. Zarębski Competition in Warsaw (2012), competition for a scholarship of Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe in Katowice (2011), I.J. Paderewski Competition in Bydgoszcz (2010), Competition of memory of V.Horowitz in Kiev (2007) and Chopin National Piano Competition in Warsaw (2015, 2008).

Michał Szymanowski concerted in Poland, Europe (e.g. in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, UK, Belgium, Switzerland) Asia (Japan, Korea, Hongkong) and overseas (USA, Brasil, Argentina or Venezuela). He gave concerts in UN Palace of Nations in Geneva, in Paul VI Audience Hall in Vatican (concert for Benedict XVI), in Belveder for the President Bronisław Komorowski and in many Philharmonic Halls all over the world. He was invited for festivals in Poland and abroad, like “Chopin and his Europe” Festival where he gave a spectacular performance of piano concerts ofI.J Paderewski and Józef Wieniawski.He cooperated with outstanding conductors like Alfredo Rugeles, Medardo Caisabanda, Jacek Kaspszyk, Antoni Wit, Marek Pijarowski cor Michał Dworzyński, playing with famous symphony orchestras.

He often performs chamber music, with the Silesian Quartet, Erzhan Kulibaev, Benedict Kloeckner, Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, Maria Machowska and others. He recorded two CDs for the CD Accord with Chopin, Paderewski, Szymanowski and Józef Wieniawski – highly rated by critics, and one of the reviews said: “Unusual talent from which you can expect much.

Pana Pawła Wakarecy // 25 czerwca

25/06/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Paweł Wakarecy

PAWEŁ WAKARECY urodził się w Toruniu. Z wyróżnieniem ukończył Akademię Muzyczną im. Feliksa Nowowiejskiego w klasie fortepianu prof. Katarzyny Popowej-Zydroń. Zdobywał laury i wyróżnienia na licznych ogólnopolskich i międzynarodowych konkursach pianistycznych dla dzieci i młodzieży. Został laureatem nagród specjalnych na Międzynarodowym Konkursie Pianistycznym im. Ignacego Jana Paderewskiego w Bydgoszczy (2007) i finalistą Międzynarodowego Konkursu im. Fryderyka Chopina w Darmstadt (2009). W 2010 roku zdobył Wyróżnienie oraz Nagrodę Specjalną dla najlepszego Polaka na XVI Międzynarodowym Konkursie Pianistycznym im. Fryderyka Chopina w Warszawie.

Koncertował w wielu miastach Polski – również w Niemczech, Szwecji, Rosji, Bułgarii, Francji, Szwajcarii, Anglii, Belgii, Norwegii we Włoszech, a także w Chinach, Japonii, oraz w Chile. W 2013 roku zadebiutował w sali Konzerthaus w Wiedniu, wystąpił również z recitalem w klasztorze w Valldemossie na Majorce, w Bibliotece Polskiej w Paryżu i w Nohant.

Regularnie występuje jako solista z Toruńską Orkiestrą Symfoniczną. Współpracował m.in. z Orkiestrą Filharmonii Narodowej, Orkiestrą Sinfonia Varsovia, Polską Orkiestrą Radiową, Narodową Orkiestrą Symfoniczną Polskiego Radia w Katowicach, Orkiestrą Kameralną Polskiego Radia „Amadeus”, Elbląską Orkiestrą Kameralną, z większością krajowych filharmonii pod batutą Antoniego Wita, Agnieszki Duczmal, Jerzego Maksymiuka, Marka Mosia, Zygmunta Rycherta, Jerzego Salwarowskiego, Łukasza Borowicza, Tadeusza Wojciechowskiego, Wojciecha Rodka, Piotra Sułkowskiego, Daniela Smitha. Prowadzi również aktywną działalność jako kameralista. Wraz z Małżonką Aleksandrą Soboń-Wakarecy występuje w duecie fortepianowym. Współpracuje również z wiolonczelistą Marcinem Zdunikiem.

Ma w swoim dorobku dwie płyty CD: pierwsza (2010 r.) wydana przez Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina zawiera nagrania zarejestrowane podczas Konkursu Chopinowskiego, druga – wydana przez CD Accord (2013 r.) jest recitalem solowym zawierającym utwory Chopina, Paderewskiego i Zarębskiego. Obecnie Paweł Wakarecy jest asystentem przy Katedrze Fortepianu w Akademii Muzycznej im. Feliksa Nowowiejskiego w Bydgoszczy.

Maciej Wota // June 18th

18/06/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Maciej Wota

MACIEJ WOTA was born in Jarosław. He started his piano education at the age of 4. He graduated from Zenon Brzewski Secondary School of Music in Warsaw in a piano class Prof. Sterczyński. Currently he is a student of Prof. Sterczyński at Fryderyk Chopin Music Univeristy. At the same University he is studying organ music in a class of Prof. Jarosław Malanowicz. He participated in piano workshops led by such professors as: Andrzej Jasiński, Józef Stompel, Rem Urasin, Ludmil Angelov, David Dolan, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Waldemar Wojtal, Andrzej Tatarski and Karol Radziwonowicz.

He gave concerts in Poland (e.g. by the monument of Fryderyk Chopin in Royal Baths Park in Warsaw) in Norway, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Germany, UK, Belgium and Australia. He`s a laureate of numerous piano competitions. The most important prizes:

  • 1st Prize and Special Prize for the best performance of Chopin mazurkas at X International Piano Competition in Antonin (2008)
  • 2nd Prize in IV Ferenczi György Fryderyk Chopin International Competition in Budapest in 2010 and also for the best performance of Chopin`s polonaise.
  • 5th Prize and Chopin Prize and IX International Competition of Young Talents “Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam” in Bydgoszcz.

He is also a laureate of Young Stage of 46th Polish Piano Music Festival in Słupsk. He won a special prize of Chopin Association in Worms at X International Fryderyk Chopin Competitions in Darmstadt in 2013. He qualified to semifinal of The Second Australian International Chopin Piano Competition, Canberra 2014. In 2008-2011 he was a scholarship holder of National Fund for Children.

Łukasz Krupiński // June 11th

11/06/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Łukasz Krupiński

ŁUKASZ KRUPIŃSKI graduated from Fryderyk Chopin Iniversity of Music in Warsaw where he was a student of Alicja Paleta-Bugaj and Konrad Skolarski. Currently he has commenced his post-graduate studies with Prof. Arie Vardi in Hochschule für Music, Theater und Medien in Hanover.

He is a laureate of VII International Piano Competition in San Marino and a winner of all special prizes: Music Critics Prize, Orchestra Prize and Audience Prize (September 2016). As the only Polish pianist he was qualified to the Final of Ferrucio Busoni International Competition in Bolzano in August 2017. In March, 2016 he won the 1st prize of International Piano Competition in ClaviCologne in Akwizgran. In XVII Fryderyk Chopin International Competition in Warsaw (2015) he qualified to semifinal in a group of 20 best pianists of the Competition. He also won prizes at many other competitions: Grand Prix and 2 special prizes at II Syberian Fryderyk Chopin International Competition in Tomsk (2013), first place in the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship Competition (2014), 2nd prize at 46th Fryderyk Chopin Polish Piano Competition in Warsaw (2015), 1st prize at XV International Piano Competition of the Chopin-Gesellschaft Hannover (2015).

In 2017 he released his debut album “Expressione” with music of Haydn, Chopin and Skriabin (DUX). Łukasz Krupiński is represented by Ludvig van Beethoven Association

Łukasz Byrday // June 4th

04/06/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Łukasz Byrdy

ŁUKASZ PIOTR BYRDY was born in Katowice. He is presently a student at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, in the piano studio of Dr. Joanna Marcinkowska and Prof. Waldemar Andrzejewski. He is a laureate of many competitions, including the International Young Pianists Competition Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam in Bydgoszcz (2014) and the Grand Prix and 1st prize of XI  Piano Competition Halina Czerny-Stefańska in Płock,  1st prize of Polish Piano Festival “Youth Chopin interpretations”, 2nd prize at International Piano Competition in Antonin, 2nd prize at International Piano Competition in Szafarnia and at International Competition “Halina Czerny-Stefańska in memoriam” in Poznań (2014); also at Polish auditions of Artistic Education Centre (2012). He received a scholarship to take part in the Morningside Music Bridge international music courses which took place in Calgary (2010 and 2011) as well as in Aspen Music Festival and School (2012).

He appeared at festivals in Moscow, Duszniki-Zdrój, Słupsk and at series of concerts “Young Talents” organized by National Institute of Fryderyk Chopin. He gave concerts in Poland(Żelazowa Wola, in Silesian and Lower-Silesian Philharmonic Halls) and abroad (in USA, Canada, Russia, Austria and Germany)

He took part in courses led by such distinguished teachers as Tatiana Shebanova, John Perry, Lee Kum-Sing, Andrzej Jasiński, Krzysztof Jabłoński, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Choong-Mo Kang, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, André Laplante, Janusz Olejniczak i Dmitri Alexeev. With great success he participated in 2nd round of XVII International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2015 where he gained recognition of music critics.

Maciej Wota // May 28th

28/05/2017

13:00 and 17:00

Maciej Wota

MACIEJ WOTA was born in Jarosław. He started his piano education at the age of 4. He graduated from Zenon Brzewski Secondary School of Music in Warsaw in a piano class Prof. Sterczyński. Currently he is a student of Prof. Sterczyński at Fryderyk Chopin Music Univeristy. At the same University he is studying organ music in a class of Prof. Jarosław Malanowicz. He participated in piano workshops led by such professors as: Andrzej Jasiński, Józef Stompel, Rem Urasin, Ludmil Angelov, David Dolan, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Waldemar Wojtal, Andrzej Tatarski and Karol Radziwonowicz.

He gave concerts in Poland (e.g. by the monument of Fryderyk Chopin in Royal Baths Park in Warsaw) in Norway, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Germany, UK, Belgium and Australia. He`s a laureate of numerous piano competitions. The most important prizes:

  • 1st Prize and Special Prize for the best performance of Chopin mazurkas at X International Piano Competition in Antonin (2008)
  • 2nd Prize in IV Ferenczi György Fryderyk Chopin International Competition in Budapest in 2010 and also for the best performance of Chopin`s polonaise.
  • 5th Prize and Chopin Prize and IX International Competition of Young Talents “Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam” in Bydgoszcz.

He is also a laureate of Young Stage of 46th Polish Piano Music Festival in Słupsk. He won a special prize of Chopin Association in Worms at X International Fryderyk Chopin Competitions in Darmstadt in 2013. He qualified to semifinal of The Second Australian International Chopin Piano Competition, Canberra 2014. In 2008-2011 he was a scholarship holder of National Fund for Children.

Pana Nikodema Wojciechowskiego // 21 maja

21/05/2017

13:00 i 17:00

Nikodem Wojciechowski

NIKODEM WOJCIECHOWSKI – ur. w Poznaniu. ukończył m.in. Szkołę Talentów Henryka Wieniawskiego w Poznaniu. Uczył się również w Conservatoire du Nord w Luksemburgu. Uzyskał dyplom z wyróżnieniem Akademii Muzycznej im. Feliksa Nowowiejskiego w Bydgoszczy w klasie prof. Katarzyny Popowej-Zydroń. Obecnie jest studentem II roku studiów magisterskich w Indiana University – Jacobs School of Music w klasie prof. Arnaldo Cohena (Bloomington USA).
Laureat krajowych i międzynarodowych konkursów pianistycznych:

– NSAL 2016 Instrumental Music Competition w Bloomington (Indiana USA, 2016)

– Międzynarodowego Konkursu “Young Virtuosos” w Sofii (Bułgaria 2014 – III nagroda)

– Ogólnopolskiego Konkursu Pianistycznego im. Fryderyka Chopina w Warszawie (2010 – II nagroda)

– Międzynarodowego Konkursu Młodych Pianistów „Artur Rubinstein in   memoriam” w Bydgoszczy (2009 – II nagroda i nagroda specjalna Anieli Mlynarskiej-Rubinstein)

– Estrady Młodych Festiwalu Pianistyki Polskiej w Słupsku (2008).

W latach 2002-2006 zdobywał pierwsze nagrody i Grand Prix na konkursach pianistycznych dla dzieci i młodzieży: w Krakowie, w Kartuzach, w Piotrkowie Trybunalskim, dwukrotnie w Płocku oraz w Racconigi we Włoszech. Koncertował w ważniejszych centrach muzycznych Polski, w Luksemburgu, w USA, w Wielkiej Brytanii, w Rosji. W latach 2010-2011 odbył kilkakrotnie tournée koncertowe po Chinach. Dał cykl koncertów w ramach projektu „Chopin Przyjechał”. Jest wielokrotnym stypendystą, m.in. Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego, Fundacji Jolanty Kwaśniewskiej „Porozumienie bez barier”, Ministerstwa Kultury w Luksemburgu, Programu „Młoda Polska”. W roku 2014 otrzymał stypendium w kategorii Fulbright Graduate Student Award na dalsze studia w USA, w Indiana University – Jacobs School of Music.

Pani Joanny Marcinkowskiej // 14 maja

14/05/2017

17:00

Joanna Marcinkowska

JOANNA MARCINKOWSKA – absolwentka Akademii Muzycznej w Poznaniu w klasie prof. Waldemara Andrzejewskiego. Jest laureatką ponad 20 krajowych i międzynarodowych konkursów muzycznych, m.in.: I nagrody na Międzynarodowym Konkursie „Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam” w Bydgoszczy, I nagrody na Europejskim Konkursie Chopinowskim w Darmstadt, II nagrody i nagrody specjalnej za najlepsze wykonanie utworów Karola Szymanowskiego na Międzynarodowym Konkursie im. Karola Szymanowskiego w Łodzi, III nagrody i nagrody publiczności na Międzynarodowym Konkursie Pianistycznym w Kolonii, Nagrody Głównej na XXX Festiwalu Pianistyki Polskiej w Słupsku.

Występuje w Polsce a także w wielu krajach Europy oraz w USA i w Chinach; dotąd z ponad trzydziestoma wybitnymi dyrygentami i znakomitymi orkiestrami symfonicznymi. Wzięła udział w ponad 40-tu  prestiżowych, międzynarodowych festiwalach muzycznych.

Jako solistka koncertowała z wieloma znakomitymi orkiestrami, jak  m.in.: WRD Radio Orchestra of Cologne / das WRD Rundfunkorchester Köln, Jugendkammerorchester Berlin, Orkiestra Kameralna Polskiego Radia “AMADEUS” w Poznaniu, Sinfonietta Polonia, Orkiestra Kameralna “Capella Bydgostiensis”  w Bydgoszczy, Polska Orkiestra “Sinfonia Iuventus” oraz z niemal wszystkimi orkiestrami symfonicznymi polskich filharmonii.

Na płytach CD i kasetach utrwaliła utwory Mozarta, Haydna, Schumanna, Chopina,  Czajkowskiego, Debussy’ego, Paderewskiego i  Szymanowskiego. Dla TVP oraz Radia „Merkury” nagrała m.in. recitale chopinowskie. Prowadzi  warsztaty pianistyczne  i  kursy  mistrzowskie  w  kraju  oraz  za  granicą,  m.in. w Chinach. Jest doktorem  habilitowanym i profesorem nadzwyczajnym Akademii Muzycznej im. Ignacego Jana Paderewskiego w Poznaniu. Należy do czołowych pianistów polskich młodego pokolenia.

Za swoje dotychczasowe osiągnięcia artystyczne i  pedagogiczne  została uhonorowana m.in. Medalem Młodej Sztuki, odznaką  „Zasłużony dla Kultury Polskiej”, Nagrodą Artystyczną Marszałka Województwa Wielkopolskiego oraz Nagrodą  Rektora Akademii Muzycznej w Poznaniu.

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