12.08.2018

12:00

Beata Bilińska

A performing pianist, chamber musician and pedagogue. She holds a post-doctoral degree in musical arts and is an associate professor of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. She is among Poland’s finest pianists.

For over twenty years she has been running an intense artistic activity, performing symphonic and chamber concerts, as well as solo and chamber recitals in Poland and abroad.

She runs multiple master classes in the country and abroad and sits in the jury of national and international piano competitions (i.a. XVII International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia or the International Competition for Young Pianists “Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam”).

In 2003 she debuted in the main hall of New York’s Carnegie Hall, the “Isaac Stern Auditorium”. She was the first Polish female pianist to play Krzysztof Penderecki’s piano concert, “Resurrection”, and in 2011 she became the premiere performer of Wojciech Kilar’s Piano Concerto no. 2.

She is a laureate of many Polish and International competitions and scholarships, she was nominated twice to the “Passport” award of the Polityka weekly, and four times to the “Fryderyk” music award.

In 2015 she received the „Fryderyk” award for her album with the recording of Wojciech Kilar’s Piano Concerto no. 2 (Aukso/Moś/2014). For her other albums, she has received multiple record awards.

Program

Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38

Mazurkas, Op. 68
in C major, No. 1
in A minor, No. 2
in F major, No. 3
in G minor, No. 4

Tarantella in A-flat major, Op. 43

Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 55, No. 2

3 Waltzes
in E-flat major, Op. 18
in A minor, Op. 34, No 2
in F major, Op. 34, No. 3

Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22

16:00

Tokiko Kobayakawa

An alumnus of GEIDAI, or the Tokyo University of the Arts. She holds a PhD diploma in Musical Arts and an associate professor of the J.F. OBERLIN University of Tokyo.

She completed her studies with honours – professor Michiko Kasuya-Ohno’s piano class and finished her post-graduate studies under professor Bronisława Kawalla at the Academy of Music (currently the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music) in Warsaw.

The pianist is a laureate of numerous competitions, plays many piano recitals in Japan, Poland and France. She performs with symphonic and chamber orchestras.
Tokiko Kobayakawa writes research papers on Polish music. She is an advocate for Polish music in Japan.

Program

Nocturne in B major, Op. 9, No. 33

Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 42

Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22

Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60

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