10.06.2018

12:00

Piotr Alexewicz

Born in 2000, he is currently honing his piano skills in associate professor Dr. Habil. Paweł Zawadzki’s class at the Karol Szymanowski Secondary School of Music of 1st and 2nd degree in Wrocław. Since his youngest years, the pianist has been taking part in national and international piano competitions, and he has gathered several awards there, the Fontys Hoogschool in Tilburg Award at the Anton Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Düsseldorfie and the Grand Prix, Musideco i Audience’s Award at the III International Piano Competition Ville de Gagny (Gagny-Paris), to name a few.

The pianist has received multiple scholarships from the President of Wrocław in the culture and fine arts for the young and talented. At the break of November and December of 2017 the pianist received the 1st award and a special award for the best concerto performance at the 48th National Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Gdańsk. This year he received a “Gold Parnas 2018” at the XIII International Piano Forum “Bieszczady Without Borders”. He has performed many times both in Poland and abroad.

Program

Nocturne in C minor, Op. posth

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

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

Preludes, Op. 28
in F-sharp major, No. 13
in E-flat minor, No. 14
in D-flat major, No. 15
in B-flat minor, No. 16
in A-flat major, No. 17
in F minor, No. 18
in E-flat major, No. 19
in C minor, No 20
in B-flat major, No. 21
in G minor, No. 22
in F major, No. 23
in D minor, No. 24

16:00

Joanna Marcinkowska

Holding a post-doctoral degree, the associate professor of the J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan is among Poland’s best pianists. She completed her piano studies with distinction in Prof. Waldemar Andrzejewski’s class at the Academy of Music in Poznan.

She is a laureate of multiple Polish and international competitions and piano festivals. She has performed recitals, as a chamber musician and soloist with many exquisite bands and symphonic orchestras in Poland as well as in other European countries, USA and China. She has collaborated with over 30 brilliant Polish and foreign conductors.
Her discography encompasses the works of W. A. Mozart, J. Haydn, R. Schumann, F. Chopin, P. Tchaikovsky, C. Debussy, I. J. Paderewski or K. Szymanowski. For the Polish Television she has recorded i.a. the Chopin recital for the 187th anniversary of the composer’s birthday.

In January of 2018, the artist, along with CoOperate Orchestra, gave the premiere performance of the Piano concerto “Oxygenophilic Sounds” by Krzesimir Dębski, who conducted the performance. In March of 2018, at the 47th International Contemporary Music Festival “Poznan Musical Spring”, the pianist, along with the Sinfonietta Pomerania orchestra under Tadeusz Dixa, gave the premiere performance of the piano concerto by Zbigniew Kozub.

Joanna Marcinkowska sits at the jury of many a competition and carries out piano workshops and master courses both in Poland and abroad, i.a. in 2009 she held a two week piano master course in Beijing, where she also performed a special piano recital.
For her achievements she has been awarded the Medal for Young Artists, Hipolit Cegielski’s Medal for Young Positivists, Bronze Medal for Long Service and the Medal for Merit to Culture, to name only the few.

Program

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

Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27, No. 2

Impromptu – Fantaisie in C-sharp minor, Op. 66

Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 34, No. 1

Waltz in E-flat major, Op. 18

Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 42

2 Mazurkas, Op. 24
in C major, No. 2
in B-flat minor, No. 4

Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53