01.07.2018

12:00

Julia Kociuban

One of the best pianists of her generation. Her debut album “Schumann, Chopin, Bacewicz” has gained critical acclaim as one of the most interesting Polish piano debuts of the last few years.
The pianist was born in Cracow, graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and from the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, where she studied under Prof. Pavel Gililov.

She has performed in concert halls all across Europe, North America and Asia. She was invited to perform at the most prestigious international music festivals, and in 2016 she recorded the “Karnaval der Tiere” album along with Lahav Shani and the Wiener Symphoniker.

She regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician, as well as with chamber and symphonic orchestras. She has also worked with many esteemed conductors in Poland and abroad.

She is an active pedagogue, giving lectures at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź and holds master courses all across Europe.

www.juliakociuban.com

Program

Rondo à la Mazur in F major Op. 5

Mazurkas, Op. 50
in G major, No. 1
in A-flat major, No. 2
in C-sharp minor, No. 3

Nocturnes, Op. 62
in B major, No. 1
in E major, No. 2

Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54

16:00

Marcin Koziak

Marcin Koziak was born in 1989 in Cracow, to a family with musical traditions. At the age of 10 he won his first national piano competition, and a year later he debuted with the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra.

Despite his young age, his concerts led him to 22 countries across Europe, Asia and North America, he played at many renowned festivals and concert cycles. He had the honour of performing under prominent conductors from all across the globe and with many famous orchestras.

Other than solo recitals and symphonic concerts, Marcin Koziak has also had the pleasure of performing chamber music recitals with Aleksandra Kuls, Bartosz Koziak and Agata Szymczewska.

In 2016 he went on a US tour, during which he played 33 concerts with the Baltic Philharmonic’s Symphonic Orchestra. He performed concertos by Beethoven, Chopin and Tchaikovsky. On the 1st of March 2010, the artist performed at the opening gala of the Museum of Fryderyk Chopin in Warsaw on the day of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birthday, and on the 1st of July 2011 he played at the gala concert at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, organised on the occasion of the inauguration of the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. On the 4th of May 2011 he had the honour of performing for Her Majesty the Queen of Sweden Sylvia and the First Lady of the Republic of Poland, Anna Komorowska during Her Majesty’s official visit in Poland.
His concerts were transmitted by the Japanese radio Ottava, France Musique radio, Polish Radio and Television. In his discography one can find two albums with Chopin’s music.

He is a laureate of numerous awards at international piano competitions and a semi-finalist and laureate of three special awards at the XVI International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2010), as well as a semi-finalist of XIV Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv (2014) and the XVI Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Salt Lake City (2014).

He lives in Kraków with his wife Aleksandra and his son Jaś.

Program

Nocturne in F-sharp major, Op.15, No. 2

Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31

Nocturne in F major, Op.15, No. 2

Mazurkas op.33
in G-sharp minor, No. 1
in C major, No. 2
in D major, No. 3
in B minor, No. 4

Nocturne in C minor, Op.48, No. 1

Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53