15.09.2019

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Evgeni Bozhanov /Bulgaria/

Pianist Evgeni Bozhanov – one of the greatest discoveries in the classical music world over the
past decade. Born in 1984, in Bulgaria, Evgeni Bozhanov completed his studies in Essen and
Düsseldorf (Germany) with Prof. Boris Bloch at Folkwang Hochschule Essen and with Prof.
Georg Friedrich Schenck at Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf. His international career
launched following top prizes at international competitions including the Sviatoslav Richter
International Piano Competition in Moscow, Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Van
Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas and International Chopin
Competition in Warsaw.
In the past seasons Evgeni has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the National
Orchestra of Belgium, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,
Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome,
Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Polish
National Radio Orchestra, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini,
Tonkünstler Orchestra, Athens State Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Hyogo
Performing Arts Centre Orchestra, and Ensemble Wien (soloists of the Vienna Philharmonic),
and has presented recitals at the Lille Piano Festival, Biarritz Piano Festival, the Festival de La
Roque d’Anthéron, Flanders Festival Gent, Piano Festival di Brescia Bergamo, Bad Kissingen
Summer Festival.
Alongside, Evgeni appeared at Musikverein Vienna, the Suntory Hall, the Philharmonie Berlin,
Serate Musicali Milan, the Schubertiade Vilabertan (Spain), the Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon
and gave further recitals in Munich Lisbon, Coimbra, Milano and Palermo.
In 2019/20 he will return on tour to Japan with Recitals and concerts with Hyogo Performing
Arts Centre Orchestra under the baton of Yutaka Sado. Among other highlights of the season
will be a concert with Munich Chamber Orchestra & Clemens Schuldt in Munich and recitals
in Warsaw, Dubrovnik, Lille and Paris.

program

Barcarole in F sharp major op. 60

Nocturne in B major op. 62 no. 1

Sonata in B flat minor op. 35
1.Grave.Doppio movimento
2.Scherzo
3.Marche funebre
4.Finale

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Joanna Brzezińska-Maurer

1964 Born in Torun, Poland
1968 First piano lessons
1974 Cello lessons
1975-1983 First concerts as a soloist with the orchestra: Mozart concerto K.V 488, Bach concerto BWV 1056, Beethoven concertono.5, Saint-Saëns concerto no.2, Tchaïkovski concerto no.1.
1984 3rd place prize at the Contemporary Music Competition in Wroclaw.10 studies of G. Bacewicz were included in the final program, among other works.
1985 2nd place prize, Competition for Studies of Chopin 1988 1st place prize, Slupsk Competition, featuring the works of Heitor Villa-Lobos
1988 “Diplôme de virtuosité” (concert diploma) in piano with congratulations from the jury in Bronislawa Kawalla's class at the Academy of Music in Warsaw. Two recitals and a concert with an orchestra whose program included:
Chopin: the 3rd sonata and the Polonaise op.44; Brahms: Variations on a theme of Händel; Beethoven: Sonata op.109; Liszt: 3 of the Transcendental Etudes; Villa-Lobos: “The Animals”; and Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini op.43
1988 Degree in chamber music with congratulations from the jury in B.Halska's class at the Academy of Music in Warsaw.
1989 Recording of the first vinyl disk with the music of F.Liszt and H.Villa-Lobos.
1989-1995 Participated in International competitions in Majorca, Göttingen, Belgrade, Parma, Utrecht and Munich with various awards and distinctions.
1991-1995 Worked as an assistant to Professor B.Kawalla at the Academy of Warsaw. Post-graduate diploma with Professors J.Ekier and B.Kawalla.
1989-1992 Various recordings for Polish radio and television.
1983-1996 Concerts as a soloist with various orchestras in Poland:
The Polish Radio Orchestra, dir. J.Salwarowski
The Symphonic Orchcestra in Szczecin, dir. J L.Moraleda
The Symphonic Orchestra of the F.Chopin Academy in Warsaw, dir. M.Miesiolowski.
The Orchestra “Concerto Avenna”, dir. A .Mysinski
The Chamber Orchestra in Torun, dir . W Kuntz, M,J Blaszczyk
The Chamber Orchestra in Slupsk, dir. B Jarmolowicz
Concerts in Germany, Russia and Slovakia.
1990-1996 Piano professor at the Music High School in Bydgoszcz, a professional school for young talents.
1991-1995 Accompanist at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz for violin and flute classes.
Position as Dean of piano, organ and harp classes.
1985-1996 Concerts in duet with cellist Katarzyna Drzewiecka, featuring the works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, C.Franck, Rachmaninov, Stravinski, Chostakowvtch and Schnittke.
1995 Doctorate from the Academy of Music at Poznan under the direction of Professor A.Jasinski. Recital program: Beethoven's Sonata op27/2, Chopin's 4th Ballade op.52, by Falla Fantaisie Beatica, Liszt Sonata in B minor.
1993 -1997 Concerts in duet with the pianist Barbara Halska: Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Tansmann.
Organized master classes and taught a master class in Nowy Sacz.
1990-1996 Participated in master classes given by W. Mierzanow, J. Mogilewskij, J .C Vanden – Eynden et Esther Yellin
1996 Recording in Slovakia of the 2nd CD dedicated to Chopin:
6 Preludes op.28, 2nd Ballade op.38, 3rd Ballade op.47,
Nocturnes op. posthume and op.72, 3 Mazurkas op.50.

1997 Arrival in Switzerland and creation of a duo with Klaus Maurer (violinist and conductor)
1999 Employed as professor at the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique in Geneva
2000 Concert in Geneva's Victoria Hall, featuring Rachmaninov's 3rd concerto, accompanied by the OSJ association of Geneva under Klaus Maurer's direction, repeated again in 2001 at Geneva's BFM.
2001 Co-creation of Quinette OPUS 23 and expansion of the repertoire for this training (Bloch, Boccherini, Brahms, Dvorak, Chopin / version of the concerto for piano with strings/, Gubajdulina, Kassatti, Schumann, Martin, Chostakovitch). Concerts in Switzerland, France and Poland.
Since
2003 Organized cultural exchanges between the CPM in Geneva and the Music High School in Bydgoszcz (Poland)
 Between string players (Poland) and pianists (Switzerland)
 Between the choir (Switzerland) and string players (Poland)
 Between the symphonic orchestra (Poland and Switzerland) and singers
 Between the symphonic orchestra and improvisation (wind instrumentalists from Switzerland, string players from Poland)
Gave post-certificate classes at the CPM on the following subjects:
Classic and romantic sonatas from the 20th century with string instruments
A Comparison of the editions of Chopin's works
Piano music by Heitor Villa-Lobos
2004 First Chopin CD recorded in Switzerland (12 Etudes op.25, 3rd Sonata op.58, Polonaise op.53 Gallo edition)
2005- Participated in the Piano Festival in Nyon and in Geneva
2008 Performed concerts in India
Worked for the jury of the Concours Musique Suisse (the Swiss Music Competition) in Geneva and in Lausanne
Gave classes on sonatas to advanced students (violin, cello and viola with piano)
Concerts with Geneva's OSJ, directed by Klaus Maurer
(Tchaikovsky's Concerto op.23 in Geneva's Victoria Hall)
Gave many recitals and chamber music concerts
2006 Concerts and conferences in Poland dedicated to H. Villa-Lobos
2nd CD recorded in Switzerland: Villa-Lobos edited by Claves www.claves.ch
4 Concerts – conferences for AMA, on the subject of H. Villa-Lobos
Concerts in duet and recitals in Spain / Navarre (“Dias de Polonia”) Szymanowski, Wieniawski, Karlowicz, Chopin
2007 Concert broadcast live on Espace 2 / Beethoven, Chopin /
The 'Surprise' Award from Le Monde de la Musique for the Villa-Lobos CD (May 2007)
The 'Joker' Award from the Belgian music store “Crescendo” for the Villa-Lobos CD (July 2007)
Concerts in Spain: duets and recitals / Navarre / with Polish music: Paderewski, Zarzycki, and Spanish music: J. Rodrigo and M. de Falla
Many concerts in Switzerland, Poland and France – recitals with the QUINTETTE OPUS 23, in duet with Klaus Maurer and another duo with Roberto Sawicki.
2008 Conferences in Poland and in Switzerland on Villa-Lobos
Recorded a new CD with Villa-Lobos' music (IV e Bachianas, Ciclo Brasileireo, As Tres Marias, Trois Danses Africaines and Rudepoêma).
Prepared one CPM student for her admission into professional classes and another student for competitions in Paris / the competition for “Grandes Amateurs”
Gave many concerts in Poland, Switzerland and India

program

Polonaise in A flat major op. 53

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor op. 66

Waltz in A flat major op. 34 no. 1

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

Nocturne in B flat minor op. 9 no. 1

Ballade in F minor op. 52