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74. Duszniki International Chopin Piano Festival

Artistic Director of the Festival: prof. Piotr Paleczny

 

2.08.2019
Friday
20.00

Lucas i Arthur JUSSEN Piano Duo
Opening Concert

“YOU REALISE THAT THIS IS NOT USUAL. THIS IS NOT JUST TWO GOOD PIANISTS PLAYING TOGETHER. THEY SENSE EACH OTHER’S MOST SMALL, INDIVIDUAL A LITTLE BIT OF INTERPRETATION.” SIR NEVILLE MARRINER

Brothers Lucas and Arthur Jussen have performed with renowned orchestras all over the world, under such masters of baton as Valery Gergiev, Jaap van Zweden, Sir Neville Marriner, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Eliahu Inbal and Frans Brüggen. Recording exclusively with Deutsche Grammophon since 2010, their debut CD with works by Beethoven received platinum status and was awarded the Edison Klassiek audience award. They have released their recording of Mozart’s piano concertos  together with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner. The album reached gold status and their most recent recording of the Poulenc Double Concerto was chosen as the best recording of this piece ever made by the French radio programme “La tribune des critiques de disques”.  

3.08.2019
Saturday
11.00

Elżbieta Karaś-Krasztel

piano recital

16.00

Joanna MARCINKOWSKA

One of the leading Polish pianists of the younger generation, laureate of numerous international piano competitions and festivals, among others she is the winner of the “Artur Rubinstein In Memoriam” International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz and 7th European Chopin Competition in Darmstadt, also she won 3rd prize and the Audience Award in 5th International Piano Competition in Cologne. She is a professor of Music Academy in Poznań.

20.00

Alexandre KANTOROW
Grand Prix and I Prize winner at the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition – Moscow 2019

At 22 years old, Alexandre Kantorow is the first French pianist to win the gold medal at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition as well as the Grand Prix. Further to his victory, Valery Gergiev has asked him to accompany him and the Mariinsky Orchestra for a series of concerts in Europe.Alexandre has played at major concert halls such as the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Philharmonie de Paris, BOZAR in Brussels and also at the most prestigious festivals including la Roque d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins, Heidelberg etc. BIS has offered Alexandre a “carte blanche” for his choice in repertoire, and among his projects with them, all the Liszt concerti and all the Saint Saens concerti. His recordings are acclaimed by the critic and his recital CD “A la russe” was awarded CHOC CLASSICA for the year 2017.

4.08.2019
Sunday
11.00

Marcin Wieczorek

piano recital

16.00

Tomasz RITTER

Winner of the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments in 2018 organized by The Fryderyk Chopin Institute. In Warsaw his master used to be Irina Rumiancewa-Dąbrowski and now he studies under Michaił Woskriesienski and Alexei Lubimov in Moscow.

20.00

Janusz OLEJNICZAK

One of the most prominent Polish pianists, laureate of the International Chopin Competition in 1970. Great Chopinist, esteemed chamber musician. He has performed in all European countries, Japan, both Americas, Australia and Cuba. He has made many album and radio recordings. He is a valued teacher and a juror in numerous international competitions.

5.08.2019
Monday
16.00

Yasuko FURUMI

A winner of the 4th Takamatsu International Piano Competition in 2018, she has won Gold Prize at Chopin International Piano Competition in ASIA in the Professional Division (2019 .She has performed with Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, and Seto Philharmonic Orchestra. She performs extensively throughout Japan and overseas including Italy, Poland, Romania and U.S.A. Currently, she is studying at Showa University of Music under Fumiko Eguchi.

20.00

Behzod ABDURAIMOV

Exceptional talent, the pianist who has taken the greatest concerts halls in the world by storm. “The Independent” has defined him as the most perfect pianist of his generation. His master used to be Stanislav Ioudenitch – the professor of this year festival’s master class. He is the winner of International Piano Competition in London. He has performed with such orchestras as Boston Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

6.08.2019
Tuesday
16.00

Mateusz KRZYŻOWSKI, Adam KAŁDUŃSKI
I and II Prize Winners of the National F. Chopin Piano Competition – Warsaw 2018

Adam  KAŁDUŃSKI – student of Music Academy in Bydgoszcz, in prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń’s and prof. Jerzy Sulikowski’s classes.

Mateusz KRZYŻOWSKI – student of Frederic Chopin Music University in Warsaw in prof. Joanna Ławrynowicz-Just’s class.

19.00 Joanna GORANKO, Adam PIÓRKOWSKI, Jan WACHOWSKI, Daniel ZIOMKO
‬‬Laureats – Finalists of the National F. Chopin Piano Competition – Warsaw 2018
Charity Concert
22.00

NOKTURN Concert
Host of the evening: Róża ŚWIATCZYŃSKA

Editor of the Polish Radio 2nd Program, author of many programs about Chopin’s music (“Personal Chopin”), pianism, music life in Poland and abroad.

7.08.2019
Wednesday
16.00

SooBeen LEE – violin
Marcin SIKORSKI – piano
Violin Recital  

SooBeen  LEE – She has been performing on significant scenes since she was 13; she has been called a “young magician” and “wunderkind”. In 2014 she aroused great admiration performing in Duszniki Zdrój with Marcin Sikorski and the Leopoldinum Orchestra. She is a laureate of the 2nd prize in Junior Division category in Menuhin Competition and the winner of International Oistrakh Violin Competition. Nineteen today, SooBeen Lee is a student in Miriam Fried’s class in New England Conservatory in Boston. She plays 1794 Giuseppe Guadagnini’s violin.

Marcin SIKORSKI – Noted chamber musician, a teacher in Music Academy in Poznań, collaborates with most prominent soloists. In 2012 during 67th Duszniki Zdrój Festival he played with Soyoung Yoon , the winner of 14th Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competiton in Poznań.

20.00

Charles RICHARD-HAMELIN

Winner of silver medal and laureate of Best Sonata Performance Award, given by Krystian Zimerman, at the International Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2015. Hamelin performs in prestigious concert halls, under renowned conductors, also is a chamber musician. He has been a guest in many festivals such as La Roque d’Anthéron in France, Prague (Prague Spring), Warsaw (Chopin and His Europe). He gave a recital in Duszniki Zdrój in 2016.   

8.08.2019
Thursday
16.00

Aristo SHAM

Aristo Sham is an outstanding talent and a very interesting personality. He gained worldwide appreciation when he won Barenreiter Urtext Award during International Piano Competition in Ettlingen, Germany and the 1st prize in Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. He was born in Hong Kong and his masters used to be professors Eleanor Wong, Colin Stone, Victor Rosenbaum and Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist.

20.00

MECCORE String Quartet
Charles RICHARD-HAMELIN
– piano
Chamber Concert

Founded in 2007, Meccore String Quartet is said to be one of the most ravishing European quartets. The band has conquered the hearts of music lovers in Europe and America performing in prestigious concert halls and during world festivals. Meccore Quartet has won many awards in international chamber music competitions – among others, in Premio Paolo Borciani in Reggio Emilia (Italy).

9.08.2019
Friday
16.00

George HARLIONO

British pianist George Harliono played his first recital when he was 10 years old. Since then he has performed in Great Britain, USA, Europe and Asia playing in such renowned concert halls as Wigmore Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall and Chicago Symphony Center. He is a laureate of international competitions in Moscow, London, Bucharest and others. Recently, he has been invited to perform a recital as part of a prestigious series “Scherzo Young Series” in Madrid. He studies under prof. Vanessa Latarche in Royal College of Music in London, and under Vovka Ashkenazy and his father Vladimir in Switzerland. He has taken part  in master classes run by Dmitrij Bashkirov, Lang Lang and Vladimir Ovchinikov.

20.00

Kate LIU 

American pianist born in Singapore, laureate of 3rd prize and Polish Radio Award for best Mazurkas performance during 17th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2015. One of the greatest personalities of that competition, as Dorota Szwarcman has written: “Such pianists only happen once in years. I do hope she will be appreciated in the world irrespective of this competition, as her recitals are already unique unforgettable experiences”.

10.08.2019
Saturday
11.00

prof. Irena Poniatowska

lecture

13:00

Bartosz Skłodowski

Piano Recital

 

16.00

Eva  GEVORGYAN

Born in 2004 in Armenia, exceptionally gifted student of Central Music School of Moscow Conservatoire in Natalia Trull’s class. This year in June she won 2nd prize and journalists award in Cliburn Youth Competition in Dallas and a year before she won the Youth Piano Competition in Cleveland, she is also the winner of Robert Schumann International Competition and many other youth competitions in Russia, Poland and Italy.

20.00

Ian FOUNTAIN
Final Concert

He has performed in greatest world concerts halls with renowned orchestras. He started his career in 1989 when at the age of 19 he won the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. His repertoire comprises over sixty piano concertos, among them both Chopin’s concerts. He has also performed as a conductor, often with Israel Chamber Orchestra. He is a teacher at Royal Academy of Music in London.

 

All concerts will be held in the Chopin Manor.

Master Class sessions will be held in the Jan Weber Chamber Music Hall, in the Foundation’s headquarters.

Promotional concerts will be held at Hotel Impresja.


 

The organizers kindly inform that the above draft program may change as the names and dates.


 

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