11.08.2019

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Tokiko Kobayakawa /Japan/

A graduate of GEIDAI, or the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Is a Doctor of Music Sciences and the "Associate Professor" of the Tokyo University of J. F. OBERLIN.

She graduated with honors from the piano class with prof. Michiko Kasuya-Ohno and post-graduate studies with prof. Bronisława Kawalli at the Academy of Music, (currently the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music) in Warsaw.
  
The pianist is a laureate of many competitions, she plays numerous piano recitals in Japan, in Poland, in France.
He performs with symphonic and chamber orchestras.

Tokiko Kobayakawa writes scientific works in the field of Polish music. It brings closer and promotes Polish music culture in Japan.

program

Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise in E flat major op. 22

Scherzo in C sharp minor op. 39

Barcarole in F sharp major op. 60

Ballade in G minor op. 23

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Andrzej Wierciński

Andrzej Wierciński, born in 1995 in Warsaw, began his musical adventure at the age of 6. Initially, he attended the Secondary Music School of the first and second century. G. Bacewicz in Warsaw learning from the basics of music theory and performing practice. Then he passed the exam to the Secondary Music School of the second century. Zenon Brzewski in Warsaw, where he developed his skills under the supervision of prof. Anna Jastrzębska-Quinn. The cooperation was successful and resulted in a number of prestigious awards at many national and international piano competitions: at the National Festival "Chopin Interpretations of Youth" in Żychlin (1st prize, 2011), at the International Competition for them. M. Moszkowski in Kielce (first prize, award for the best performance of the work by M. Moszkowski, 2011), at the National Competition in Konin (first prize, award for the best performance of a work by K. Szymanowski, 2012), at the National Competition for Young Pianists in Warsaw (1st prize, 2012), at the International Chopin Competition in Darmstadt (finalist, special prize for the best Pole, 2013), at the International Competition "Halina Czerny-Stefańska in memoriam" in Poznań (III prize, 2014), at the International Chopin Competition " Golden Ring "in Slovenia (first prize, 2014), at the International Chopin Competition in Budapest (1st prize, 2014), at the International Competition in Tbilisi (5th prize and the prize for the best performance of the classical sonata L. van Beethoven in E flat major No. 4 ). In 2018 in December, Andrzej won the first prize at the International Competition in Naples and many other significant awards such as a contract with a label from China, a tour of Denmark, China and Italy or the opportunity to cooperate with the Symphony Orchestra of Rome. At the age of 19, Andrzej Wierciński became famous at the 46th Polish Chopin Competition in Warsaw, winning the first prize and a group of regular listeners to his music. Andrzej gave concerts in most European countries, Canada, Japan and Indonesia. He cooperated with the KAWAI company, which repeatedly invited him to Asia on tour. He also made contact with the concert company Japan Arts. He played recitals in the Royal Łazienki Park in Warsaw, at the birthplace of Fryderyk Chopin in Żelazowa Wola and in the museum of this composer in Warsaw. He also collaborated with the best orchestras in the country, such as the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Elbląg and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. He performed the Piano Concerto in E minor, Op. 11 F. Chopin with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of maestro Jacek Kasprzyk during the Polish festival at the EXPO in Milan. In addition, he cooperated with maestro Alexander Liebreich, Mirosław Błaszczyk and Marek Mos. During the visit of the President of Poland
Bronisław Komorowski with the Duchess of Japan Masako Inada in Tokyo played a Chopin recital in the Ballroom Hotel, where the Polish personality resided. He improved his skills by taking part in international master classes conducted by outstanding teachers such as Michel Beroff, Dmitri Alexeev, Carlo Palese, Akiko Ebi, Lee Kum Sing, Anna Malikova, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Andrzej Jasiński, Dang Thai Son, Tomas Ungar .
or Janusz Olejniczak. He participated in the monthly piano course Morningside Music Bridge in Calgary, where he received master classes from Andre Laplante and Krzysztof Jabłoński. Andrzej Wierciński is the winner of the Artistic Scholarship. F. Wybrańczyk of the Sinfonia Varsovia Foundation, Artistic Scholarship of Krystian Zimerman and Artistic Scholarship Yamaha. The pianist's achievements include a CD recorded for the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw. Recorded on a Steinway concert piano in the Polish Radio Concert Studio Witold Lutosławski in Warsaw in 2015 contains compositions by Fryderyk Chopin,
Robert Schumann and Domenico Scarlatti. The artist not only focuses on solo music, but also on chamber music - currently in the repertoire he has a piano quintet by A. Dworzak in A major op. 81 No. 2 and the violin of L. van Beethoven in C minor op. 30 No. 2.
Currently, he is a student of the second year of master's studies at the Academy of Music. Karol Szymanowski in Katowice in the piano class of prof. Wojciech Świtała.

program

Nocturne in B major op. 62 no. 1

Ballade in F minor op. 52

Mazurkas op. 24
G minor no. 1
C major no. 2
A flat major no. 3
B flat minor no. 4

Scherzo in E major op. 54