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CHOPIN RECITALS
IN THE PACÓŁTOWO PALACE

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 are honored by music performance of: Łukasz Byrdy, Łukasz Chrzęszczyk, Adam Goździewski, Jakub Kitowski, Jacek Kortus, Adam Kośmieja, Łukasz Krupiński, Krzysztof Książek, Paweł Kubica, Joanna Marcinkowska, Michał Mossakowski, Piotr Nowak, Joanna Różewska, Radosław Sobczak, Michał Szymanowski, Paweł Wakarecy, Andrzej Wierciński, Nikodem Wojciechowski, Maciej Wota. 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.


Welcome to the Pacółtowo Palace.

Our event was appreciated by The Frideric Chopin Institute which has assumed honorary patronage over our Pacółtowo recitals. Media patronage is taken by Program 2 of the Polish Radio.
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Michał Szymanowski // 30 September

30/09/2018

13:00 and 17:00

FRYDERYK CHOPIN (1810 – 1849)
2 Nocturnes Op. 27
– in C-sharp minor No. 2
– in D-flat major No. 2
Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 31
Valse in A-flat major Op. 42
Ballade No. 4 in f minor Op. 52
Polonaise in A-flat major Op. 53

Half an hour after the first recital and half an hour before the second one, we also invite you for meetings with  Mr. Michał Szymanowski for a short discussion about music.

Michał Szymanowski

FRYDERYK CHOPIN (1810 – 1849)
2 Nocturnes Op. 27
– in C-sharp minor No. 2
– in D-flat major No. 2
Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 31
Valse in A-flat major Op. 42
Ballade No. 4 in f minor Op. 52
Polonaise in A-flat major Op. 53

Michał Karol Szymanowski. One of the most promising Polish pianists of the young generation, Michał Karol Szymanowski was born in 1988 into a musical family. He graduated with honours from the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, where he studied piano with Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and symphonic-operatic conducting under Zygmunt Rychert. He honed his skills with Eldar Nebolsin at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. At present he continues his piano education as a doctoral student and at the same time works as an assistant lecturer at his alma mater and at the Academy of Music in Łódź.
Michał has won top awards in a number of national and international piano competitions, including the International Chopin Piano Competition in Darmstadt, Germany (2017), MozARTè International Piano Competition in Aachen, Germany (2016), the International Chopin Piano Competition in Daegu, Korea (2015), the Zarębski International Music Competition in Warsaw (2012), the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Piano Competition in Katowice (2011), the Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (2010), the International Competition in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz in Kiev (2007), and the Polish National Chopin Piano Competitions in Warsaw (2008, 2015). In 2015 he was the highest placed quarter-finalist in the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.
Michał has given performances in Poland and other European countries (including Germany, England, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium and Switzerland) as well as on other continents (in the United States, Japan, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela). Of particular note, he has also performed in the Palace of Nations in Geneva, the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican (a concert for Pope Benedict XVI), at Warsaw’s Belvedere Palace for Polish President Bronisław Komorowski, numerous philharmonic halls throughout the world as well as major festivals in Poland and abroad, among them Oficina de Música de Curitiba, Festival Internacional de piano Chopiniana in Buenos Aires, Festival Europeo de Solistas in Caracas, Festival Pianistico di Roma, the Long Lake Festival in Lugano, and the “Chopin and His Europe” Festival in Warsaw, where he brilliantly performed piano concertos by Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Józef Wieniawski. Michał has performed under such eminent conductors as Alfredo Rugeles, Medardo Caisabanda, Juri Gilbo, Jacek Kaspszyk, Antoni Wit, Marek Pijarowski and Michał Dworzyński with, among others, the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Cláudio Santoro National Theatre in Brasilia, Daegu Symphony Orchestra, Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg, the Warsaw, Cracow, Wrocław, Szczecin and Bydgoszcz Philharmonic orchestras, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra and the Capella Bydgostiensis Chamber Orchestra.
Apart from solo repertoire, Michał also frequently performs chamber music, in which his partners are the Silesian Quartet, Erzhan Kulibaev, Romain Garioud, Benedict Kloeckner, Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, Maria Machowska, and many others.
Michał has released two solo albums for CD Accord (Naxos), featuring compositions by Fryderyk Chopin, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Karol Szymanowski and Józef Wieniawski. The recordings were critically acclaimed. One reviewer wrote: “Uncommon talent and a pianist of great promise.”

Recital programme

RECITALS - EDITION 2018

"Mazurkas for an Independent Poland" - celebrating 100 years of Polish independence.

Maciej Wota // 16 December

16/12/2018

13:00 and 17:00

Maciej Wota

FRYDERYK CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Polonaise in G-sharp minor Op. posth.
4 Mazurkas Op. 24
– in G minor
– in C major
– in A-flat major
– in A minor
Etude in F major Op. 10 No. 8
Etude in C minor Op. 10 No. 12 “Revolutionary”
Fantaisie in F minor Op. 49
Nocturne in E major Op. 62 No. 2
Ballade No. 2 in F major Op. 38
Valse in E-flat major Op. 18

Maciej Wota born in Jarosław. He began studying piano at the age of four years.
He is a graduate Zenon Brzewski Secondary Music School in Warsaw, in the piano class of Prof. Jerzy Sterczyński. Currently, also under the direction of Prof. Sterczyńskiego, studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. At the same University takes place in playing organ in the class of Prof. Jarosław Malanowicz. He participated in the piano workshop 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 has performed in Poland, (at the monument of Fryderyk Chopin in Łazienki, Warsaw), Norway, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Germany, Belgium and Australia. He has won several piano competitions. The most important prizes and awards: 1st prize and special prize for the best performance of Mazurkas by Chopin in the X international Piano Competition in Antonin 2008, 2nd Prize in the 4th International Chopin Competition. György Ferency in Budapest 2010 and also award for the best performance of Chopin’s Polonaise, V Prize and Chopin Award on IX international Competition of Young Pianists “Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam” in Bydgoszcz. It is also the winner of the Young Stage 46. The Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk. In addition, he won a special award of the Association of Chopin in Worms as part of X International Chopin Piano Competition in Darmstadt in 2013, he was also a Semifinalist at The Second Australian International Chopin Piano Competition, Canberra 2014. In the years 2008-2011 he was a scholarship holder of the National Fund for Children.

Adam Kośmieja

25/11/2018

13:00 and 17:00

Adam Kośmieja

FRYDERYK CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Etude in A-flat major Op. 5 No. 1
3 Mazurkas Op. 56
– in B major
– in C major
– in C minor
Etude in C minor Op. 10 No. 12 „Revolutionary”
Nocturne in G minor Op. 37 No. 1
Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor Op. 39
3 Valses Op. 64
– in D-flat major “Minuten”
– in C-sharp minor
– in A-flat major
Polonaise in A-flat major Op. 53

Adam Kośmieja performs internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and multimedia artist in Europe, the United States, and Asia. Graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, he began his musical education in Poland with Ludmila Kasyanenko, Jerzy Sulikowski, and Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and later continued his studies in the New York City. During his time at the Manhattan School of Music Adam studied with Solomon Mikowsky and was awarded the Harold and Helen Schonberg Piano Scholarship, which was established in memory of the long-time leading music critic for The New York Times. He has performed at a number of great venues throughout the world including New York’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Yamaha Concert Artists Hall.
Adam Kośmieja has been a part of and performed at many international piano festivals including: The International Festival of Contemporary Music “Warsaw Autumn”, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, Shenzhen International Music Festival “Belt & Road”, Festivalul Internațional Craiova Muzicală in Romania, International Contemporary Music and Visual Arts Festival “Mózg” and International Piano Festivals in Spain to name a few
In 2016 he released his debut solo album on the DUX label titled “Serocki – Complete Works for Solo Piano”, which has gone on to receive critical acclaim around the world.
Adam Kośmieja holds a PhD in Music Performance from the F. Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland where he is currently teaching.

Paweł Kubica // 28 October

28/10/2018

13:00 and 17:00

Paweł Kubica

FRYDERYK CHOPIN (1810 – 1849)
Ballade No. 1 Op. 23
Nocturne in E-flat major Op. 9 No. 2
Etude in C minor Op. 10 No. 12 „Revolutionary”
Mazurka in G minor Op. 24 No. 1
Mazurka in C major Op. 24 No. 2
Mazurka in A-flat major Op. 24 No. 3
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor Op. 66
Valse in E-flat major Op. 18
Valse in D-flat major Op. 64 No. 1 “Minuten”
Valse in C-sharp minor Op. 64 No. 2
Polonaise in A-flat major Op. 53

Paweł Kubica graduated with distinction from the Music Academy of Krakow in Janusz Olejniczak’s class in 1996. His first significant achievement came in 1989 when he was awarded Second Prize at the Miłosz Magin Piano Competition in Paris. Since that time the pianist has won a range of prizes at competitions in Poland and abroad. He won the Stendal Foundation Piano Competition in Detmold (Germany, 1992) and the Special Prize at the I Tansman International Competition of Musical Personalities in Łódź (1996). In 1998 he won two prizes at the Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Music in Kraków: First Prize in the category of soloists and Special Prize for the best interpretation of a Polish composition. He participated twice in the Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw (1995, 2000).
Paweł Kubica has been engaged in a solo artistic activity winning the audience’s attention and critical acclaim in Poland and abroad, e.g. he succesfully performed in England, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Slovakia and Serbia. He has been invited to participate in notable music events such as Chopin Festival in Nohant (France), International Festival of Contemporary Music “Warsaw Autumn”, Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk, “Chopin in autumn colours” in Antonin, International Days of Cracow Composers, Summer Music Festival “Wawel at dusk”.
As a soloist he has performed symphonic concerts, among others with SWF – Sinfonieorchester, Tomsk Philharmonic Orchestra, The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, The Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, Rzeszów Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra, under direction of such conductors as Arnold Östman, Wojciech Michniewski, Wojciech Rajski, Michał Klauza, Michał Nesterowicz, Wojciech Czepiel, Paweł Przytocki, Zygmunt Rychert.
Paweł Kubica has recorded a CD with Robert Schumann’ s compositions with SWF-Sinfonieorchester conducted by Arnold Östman. The recording was published by Arte Nova in 1995. In 2011 the “Polish Recordings” company released another album with the participation of Paweł Kubica, entitled “Music and Politics”. It is the record of  a gala concert at which the compositions of the President of Croatia Ivo Josipović were performed, in the presence of the composer.
Among many recordings for the radio and television worth mentioning Robert Schumann’ s Piano Concerto in A minor performed with the Polish Radio Orchestra conducted by Wojciech Rajski in 2002 deserves a special attention as well as recorded live Francis Poulenc’ s Piano Concerto performed with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice conducted by Michał Klauza in 2013.

Michał Szymanowski // 30 September

30/09/2018

13:00 and 17:00

Michał Szymanowski

FRYDERYK CHOPIN (1810 – 1849)
2 Nocturnes Op. 27
– in C-sharp minor No. 2
– in D-flat major No. 2
Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 31
Valse in A-flat major Op. 42
Ballade No. 4 in f minor Op. 52
Polonaise in A-flat major Op. 53

Michał Karol Szymanowski. One of the most promising Polish pianists of the young generation, Michał Karol Szymanowski was born in 1988 into a musical family. He graduated with honours from the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, where he studied piano with Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and symphonic-operatic conducting under Zygmunt Rychert. He honed his skills with Eldar Nebolsin at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. At present he continues his piano education as a doctoral student and at the same time works as an assistant lecturer at his alma mater and at the Academy of Music in Łódź.
Michał has won top awards in a number of national and international piano competitions, including the International Chopin Piano Competition in Darmstadt, Germany (2017), MozARTè International Piano Competition in Aachen, Germany (2016), the International Chopin Piano Competition in Daegu, Korea (2015), the Zarębski International Music Competition in Warsaw (2012), the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Piano Competition in Katowice (2011), the Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (2010), the International Competition in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz in Kiev (2007), and the Polish National Chopin Piano Competitions in Warsaw (2008, 2015). In 2015 he was the highest placed quarter-finalist in the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.
Michał has given performances in Poland and other European countries (including Germany, England, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium and Switzerland) as well as on other continents (in the United States, Japan, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela). Of particular note, he has also performed in the Palace of Nations in Geneva, the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican (a concert for Pope Benedict XVI), at Warsaw’s Belvedere Palace for Polish President Bronisław Komorowski, numerous philharmonic halls throughout the world as well as major festivals in Poland and abroad, among them Oficina de Música de Curitiba, Festival Internacional de piano Chopiniana in Buenos Aires, Festival Europeo de Solistas in Caracas, Festival Pianistico di Roma, the Long Lake Festival in Lugano, and the “Chopin and His Europe” Festival in Warsaw, where he brilliantly performed piano concertos by Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Józef Wieniawski. Michał has performed under such eminent conductors as Alfredo Rugeles, Medardo Caisabanda, Juri Gilbo, Jacek Kaspszyk, Antoni Wit, Marek Pijarowski and Michał Dworzyński with, among others, the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Cláudio Santoro National Theatre in Brasilia, Daegu Symphony Orchestra, Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg, the Warsaw, Cracow, Wrocław, Szczecin and Bydgoszcz Philharmonic orchestras, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra and the Capella Bydgostiensis Chamber Orchestra.
Apart from solo repertoire, Michał also frequently performs chamber music, in which his partners are the Silesian Quartet, Erzhan Kulibaev, Romain Garioud, Benedict Kloeckner, Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, Maria Machowska, and many others.
Michał has released two solo albums for CD Accord (Naxos), featuring compositions by Fryderyk Chopin, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Karol Szymanowski and Józef Wieniawski. The recordings were critically acclaimed. One reviewer wrote: “Uncommon talent and a pianist of great promise.”

Łukasz Chrzęszczyk // 26 August

26/08/2018

13:00 and 17:00

Łukasz Chrzęszczyk

FRYDERYK CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Polonaise in B –flat major Op. 71 No. 2
Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major Op. 47
3 Mazurkas Op. 56
– in B major
– in C major
– in C minor
Nocturne in B major Op. 62 No. 1
Polonaise in F-sharp minor Op. 44
[Piano Sonate No. 3 in B minor Op. 58]

Łukasz Chrzęszczyk. Born in 1990 (Kielce). He started taking piano lessons at the age of 6. In 2009 he has begun studying the piano at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw with Prof. Piotr Paleczny. He has participated in many Polish and international piano competitions and he is a laureate of i.a. 2nd International Maurycy Moszkowski Piano Competition in Kielce (3rd prize), 17th International Bach Competition in Gorzów Wielkopolski (3rd prize), 6th International EPTA Piano Competition in Krakow (3rd prize and a special prize), 9th Polish Competition of Chamber Piano Music in Toruń (2nd prize together with Grzegorz Nowak).
He has taken part in several master classes with such teachers as Matti Raekkallio, Eugene Indijc, Oleg Meisenberg. He has given concerts in Poland and also abroad in Germany, Ukraine, Italy and Finland and performed during many well known festivals, such as the 64th International Chopin Festival in Duszniki. He has cooperated with such conductors as Wojciech Rodek, Tomasz Chmiel, Mieczysław Gawroński, Hermann Ostendarp. In his repertoire he has piano concertos by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Weber, Schumann, Chopin, Prokofiew.

Radosław Sobczak // 29 July

29/07/2018

13:00 and 17:00

Radosław Sobczak

FRYDERYK CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Polonaise in A major Op. 40 No. 1
Mazurka in A minor Op. 24 No. 4
Valse in C-sharp minor Op. 64 No. 2
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise in E-flat major Op. 22
Mazurka in A-flat major Op. 50 No. 2
Polonaise in A-flat major Op. 53

Radosław Sobczak was born in 1981 in Pisz (Poland). He graduated from the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the piano class of prof. Edward Wolanin. He completed his piano education during scholarship under Prof. Victor Macarov. His Professors were also Bronislawa Kawalla i Ilona Dworecka–Staszewska. He is second price winner of First European Piano Competition “Halina Czerny-Stefanska in memoriam” in Poznan in 2008.
In 2000 he was awarded a Honorary Diploma at the XIV International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, and received title “the Best Polish Pianist of the Competition” and many extra awards; a Grand Yamaha piano from prof. Regina Smedzianka Foundation and a scholarship of “Crescendum est Polonia” Foundation. Performed with many polish symphonic orchestras and numerous polish and international festivals, for example: Chopin Festival “Settimane Musica li Bresciane-Genio e malinconia” in Italy, Piano Festival in Kitzingen in Germany, Polish Piano Festival in Slupsk and Polish Music Festival in Gyor (Hungary).
In 2002 he was invited to China by Shanghai Concert Hall for his first piano tour, where he gave seven recitals in seven cities of China. He also played during a special concert for European Parliaments, on the occasion of joining Poland into European Union in Strasbourg 2002.In December 2007 he performed during New Year Gala Concert at Warsaw National Opera. His Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 was recorded during celebration of 40th anniversary of Inkorean Symphony Orchestra performance in 2011 in Pusan. He also performed in Poland, USA, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Israel, Palestine, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Italy, Germany, Spain, China and South Korea. From 2010- 2012 he was exchanged Professor in Keimyung – Chopin University in Daegu (South Korea).
He is a member of the Theodor Leschetizky Music Society in Warsaw.
Now he is assistant Professor in Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

Joanna Różewska // 24 June

24/06/2018

13:00 and 17:00

Joanna Różewska

FRYDERYK CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Polonaise in D minor Op. 71 No. 1
Nocturne in C-sharp minor Op. posth.
Ballade No. 1 in G minor Op. 23
3 Mazurkas Op. 50:
– in G major
– in A-flat major
– in C-sharp minor
Bolero Op. 19
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise in E-flat major Op. 22

Joanna Różewska is a Polish pianist, currently living in California. Her repertoire features Chopin alongside lesser known composers. Her great passion is discovering the folk music influences in the classical music.

She is highly successful in many international piano competitions, such as:
Silver prize at the Manhattan International Music Competition (2017),
2nd prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, USA (2017),
1st prize ex aequo at the COOP Music Awards – Prize Antonio Bertolini in Milan (2014),
2nd prize at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Mariánské Lázně (2013),
She represented Poland the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2010.
As a solo pianist she performed in USA, China, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Italy, Poland, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. She also gave special concerts in Chopin’s Museum in Warsaw for President of Poland, the Queen of Norway, the Prince of Wales, and the Prime Minister of China.
Joanna Różewska worked with many outstanding professors such as: L. Fleisher, A. Gavrilov, O. Maisenberg, G. Ohlsson, M. Raekallio, J. Rouvier, J. Swann and M. Voskresensky. She received scholarships of the Ministry of Culture and the National Children Fund. In 2012 she received the Young Poland scholarship for CD recording. Joanna Różewska holds M.M from the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Nikodem Wojciechowski // 27 May

27/05/2018

13:00 and 17:00

Nikodem Wojciechowski

FRYDERYK CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Polonaise in C-sharp minor Op. 26 N0. 1
4 Mazurkas Op. 17:
– in B-flat major No. 1
– in E minor No. 2
– in A-flat major No. 3
– in A minor No. 4
Barcarolle in F-sharp major Op. 60
Nocturne in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. 1
Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 31

Nikodem Wojciechowski was born in 1991 in Poznań, Poland. At the age of seven, he started to learn the piano at the Primary Music School in Poznań. Afterwards, he studied in the H. Wieniawski Secondary School in Poznań, also known as the “School of Talents”. During this period, he also attended the Conservatoire du Nord in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg.
He obtained a Master of Music with distinction in Piano Performance at the F. Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland in the piano class of Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń. Additionally, he obtained another Master’s degree in Piano Performance from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, during which he attended on a Fulbright scholarship. Currently, he is in the piano class of Prof. Arnaldo Cohen for a Performer Diploma in Solo Piano at IU, Jacobs School of Music.
From his early years, he has taken part in national and international competitions and won main prizes. In 2002-2006 he won the first prizes and Grand Prix at competitions in Poland (Kraków, Kartuzy, Piotrków Trybunalski, Płock) and Italy (Racconigi). In 2007-2016, he was the prizewinner of:
Taylor Merit Award founded by Saundra Taylor at the NSAL 2016 Instrumental
Music Competition in Bloomington, Indiana, USA (2016)
the 3rd prize at the Tenth International Competition “Young Virtuosos” in Sofia, Bulgaria (2014)
the 2nd prize at the Polish National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland (2010)
the 2nd prize and A.Rubinstein Special Prize Ruby Spin at the 8th International Piano Competition for Young Pianists “Artur Rubinstein in memoriam” in Bydgoszcz, Poland (2009)
the 42th Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk, Poland (2008)
the 6th prize at the Polish National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland (2007).

He has given concerts in the most important music centers in Poland and abroad: in the USA, Great Britain, Russia, Luxembourg. He gave a series of concerts as part of the project “Chopin Arrived” and played Chopin Recitals at Pacółtowo Palace in Poland. In 2010 and 2011, he toured around China to give performances as a pianist in the drama “Chopin” and the ballet performance “Chopin en Pointe”. He performed on the renowned stages of theatres in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Haicou, Wuhan.
Numerous scholarships have acknowledged his talent in piano playing. He was awarded scholarships from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for the years 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2008/2009, of Mrs and Mr Kwaśniewski (President of Poland) foundation. In 2014, he received a Fulbright Graduate Student Award to study in the United States at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music.

Michał Mossakowski // April 22th

22/04/2018

13:00 and 17:00

Michał Mossakowski

Michał Mossakowski – polish pianist and chamber musician, born in 1992, who comes from a family of musicians. In 2011 he started to study at Stanislaw Moniuszko Music Academy in Gdańsk, he continues music education under Włodzimierz Wiesztordt. He also develops his skills as a chamber musician under Anna Prabucka-Firlej and Robert Kwiatkowski. In 2016 graduated with honors from the Music Academy in Gdańsk. He is doctorant and assistant in the Academy of Music in Gdańsk.
Michał Mosakowski is the winner of many domestic and nationwide competitions and auditions. In 2014 he obtained laureate mention ” The stage of youth” and Jerzy Waldorff special award at 48th Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk, 2nd prize in 7th Nordic Piano Competition in Malmo and 2nd prize in Leopold Godowski International Piano Competition in Warsaw, I Prize in Grand Prize Virtuoso in Salzburg (2016), III Prize in Chopin Piano Competition in Hartford, CT (USA. 2017), III Prize in Chopin Piano Competition in Marianskie Laźnie (Czech Republic, 2017).
He is a pianist who perform regularly both as a solist and chamber musician. In spite of his young age he played many concerts and recitals in Poland and abroad (eg. in Germany, Austria, France, Sweden, Russia, China, USA). His the most important concert achievements are: Concerts in Warsaw, Baltic, Pomeranian, Wroclaw Philharmonic Halls, participation in Music Festival in Moscow and three-weeks-long tournée in China where he performed Piano Concerto in e minor op. 11 by F. Chopin with Symphonic Orchestra of Academy of Music in Gdansk conducted by Zygmunt Rychert. During this tournée he recorded many pieces of music for Chinese TV. Michał performs a broad repertoire ranging from Baroque music to the 20th and 21st century music with a particular penchant for Chopin’s music. He was a fellow of Principal of Music Academy in Gdansk, President of the City of Grudziadz, President of the City of Gdansk, and Kujawsko -Pomorskie Voievodship, Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
He has performed piano concertos by Chopin (1st, 2nd), Mozart (KV 414, 466, 488), Brahms (1st) and Rachmaninov (2nd) many times with Orchestras from Poland and abroad. He improved his music potential during workshops and masterclasses he took part in, with distinguished professors, among others: Dina Yoffe, Andrzej Jasinski, Jerzy Sulikowski, Waldemar Wojtal, Alberto Nosé, Lee Kum Sing, Dang Thai Son, Alexey Orlovietsky. He is also interested in playing the organ, especially improvisation.

Adam Goździewski // March 25th

25/03/2018

13:00 and 17:00

Adam Goździewski

Adam Mikołaj Goździewski. Was born on 5th of December, 1996 in Łódź, Poland.
He graduated with honours from the Zenon Brzewski Secondary School of Music in Warsaw. Currently he is a student of Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw studying with Professor Joanna Ławrynowicz and Krystyna Makowska-Ławrynowicz. Adam Goździewski has won a number of prizes at prestigious piano competitions in Poland, Ukraine, Russia (Tomsk, 1st prize, 2013), Italy (Barletta, Grand Prix and Gold Medal, 2011), Slovenia (Radovljica, 3rd Prize and special prize for the best performance of Chopin’s Mazurka, 2014), Macedonia (Ohrid, Grand Prix and Golden Plaque, 2014) and Estonia (Narva, Grand Prix, EMCY Prize, TFCI Award, 2014).
As pianist and chamber music player Adam Goździewski has performed in many prestigious concert venues and festivals in Poland i.a Warsaw (The National Philharmonie, The Royal Castle, Chopin and his Europe Festival), Duszniki Zdrój (66th International Chopin Festival), Lańcut (Castle), as well as abroad i.a Norway (Unge Talenter Festiwal, Dorbak), Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Estonia (The National Concert Hall in Tallinn), France (Chopin Festival a Paris), USA (Cornegie Weill Recital Hall, New York), Macedonia (St. Sofia Church, Ohrid), Russia, Austria (Chopin Festival in der Kartause in Gaming), and Japan (Yumehieo Hall in Hammamatsu, Bunka Hall, Negaragawa Hall in Gifu).
During the World’s Exhibition EXPO2015 in Milan he gave 18 Chopin recitals.
He is broadening his musical experience with harpsichord, historical piano, and regularly plays within different chamber music ensembles. His live performances and recordings were broadcasted by Polish Radio, France Musique Radio, Estonian Radio & TV Broadcasting Company and received enthusiastic reviews from all over the world.
In 2015 Adam Goździewski was one of the participants representing Poland in the 17th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw.
Adam Mikołaj Goździewski has been many times awarded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland for his outstanding music achievements.

Maciej Wota // February 25th

25/02/2018

13:00 and 17:00

Maciej Wota

Maciej Wota born in Jarosław. He began studying piano at the age of four years.
He is a graduate Zenon Brzewski Secondary Music School in Warsaw, in the piano class of Prof. Jerzy Sterczyński. Currently, also under the direction of Prof. Sterczyńskiego, studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. At the same University takes place in playing organ in the class of Prof. Jarosław Malanowicz. He participated in the piano workshop 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 has performed in Poland, (at the monument of Fryderyk Chopin in Łazienki, Warsaw), Norway, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Germany, Belgium and Australia. He has won several piano competitions. The most important prizes and awards: 1st prize and special prize for the best performance of Mazurkas by Chopin in the X international Piano Competition in Antonin 2008, 2nd Prize in the 4th International Chopin Competition. György Ferency in Budapest 2010 and also award for the best performance of Chopin’s Polonaise, V Prize and Chopin Award on IX international Competition of Young Pianists “Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam” in Bydgoszcz. It is also the winner of the Young Stage 46. The Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk. In addition, he won a special award of the Association of Chopin in Worms as part of X International Chopin Piano Competition in Darmstadt in 2013, he was also a Semifinalist at The Second Australian International Chopin Piano Competition, Canberra 2014. In the years 2008-2011 he was a scholarship holder of the National Fund for Children.

Jacek Kortus // January 28th

28/01/2018

13:00 and 17:00

Jacek Kortus

Jacek Kortus was born in 1988, in Poznań. Graduated with honors from the Music Academy in Poznań, in the piano class of prof. Waldemar Andrzejewski, with whom he has trained for ten years.

He has won prizes in national piano competitions for children and youngsters, including the Chopin competitions in Antonin (2000, 2005 – First Prize) and Szafarnia (1999). He won a special prize in the ‘Artur Rubinstein in Memoriam’ Competition for Young Pianists in Bydgoszcz in 2004 and was a finalist in the All-Poland Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2005. He received a distinction in the 15th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.

Jacek Kortus has performed in concert in Poznań, Warsaw, Gdańsk, Kiev, Lviv, Munich, Berlin, Rome, Strasbourg, Paris, Milan, Turin, Washington, New York and Mexico. In 2006, he was awarded the Young Art Medal for outstanding artistic achievements and also the Hipolit Cegielski Young Positivist’s Medal for achievements in organic work. In 2002, he was awarded a scholarship by Jolanta and Aleksander Kwaśniewski’s foundation for young talents. He has twice been awarded a scholarship by the Minister of Culture (2002, 2005). The year 2008 brought the release of his first solo disc, with sonatas by Chopin (in B flat minor) and Liszt (in B minor), issued by Polskie Nagrania (nomination “Fryderyk” 2009), and in 2015 CD together with polish tenor Tomasz Zagórski (Songs of Polish Composers).

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