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12.00

Ewa Pobłocka

Ewa Pobłocka was born in Chełmno. She comes from a musical family, as her mother Zofia Janukowicz-Pobłocka was a professional singer. Ewa began her piano education at the age of five. She studied at the State Higher School of Music in Gdańsk (today’s Academy of Music) under Zbigniew Śliwiński and Jerzy Sulikowski, and she graduated with honours in 1981. She continued her education completing her post-graduate studies in Hamburg under Conrad Hansen. She also had artistic consultations from Jadwiga Sukiennicka, Rudolf Kerer, Tatiana Nikolaeva and Martha Argerich. She is laureate of international piano competitions in Vercelli (1977), Bordeaux (1979), and Warsaw (1980). Ewa Pobłocka debuted on stage at the age of twelve, accompanying her mother during singing recitals in Poland and abroad. She has performed in almost every European country, and also in both Americas, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Africa, Singapore, Korea, Japan and Australia. She played in such famous concert halls as Herkules-Saal in Munich, Musikhalle in Hamburg, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Kyoi Hall in Tokyo, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Barbican Centre and Wigmore Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Lincoln Center in New York, the Philadelphia Philharmonic Hall, Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto and many others. As a soloist she performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bayerischer Rundfunkorchester, TonkünstlerOrchester Niederösterreich, New Japan Philharmonic, the Polish Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia
Varsovia, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and the Polish Radio National Symphony
Orchestra in Katowice. Ewa Pobłocka enjoys performing chamber music. In the 1990s she frequently performed chamber works with the Silesian String Quartet and singers Jadwiga Rappé and Olga Pasiecznik. She has appeared in recitals with the bass singer Evgenij Nesterenko and regularly co-operates with Ewa Podleś. Among her many chamber music projects some are especially worth mentioning, carried out as part of the Chopin Year celebrations: concerts with Dang Thai Son presenting pieces for four hands and two pianos (Mozart, Poulenc and Schubert), performances with the Philharmonia Quartett Berlin with Schumann’s Piano Quintet and
recording Chopin’s songs with Iwona Sobotka and Artur Ruciński. Currently, Ewa Pobłocka is part of the Multitrio ensemble with her daughters Ewa Leszczyńska (soprano) and Maria Leszczyńska (cello), presenting chamber repertoire composed for such forces.

Program

Nocturne in F minor Op. 55 no. 1
Nocturne in E flat major Op. 55 no. 2
Nocturne in G minor Op. 15 no. 3
Ballade in G minor Op. 23
Mazurka in G minor Op. 24 no. 1
Mazurka in C major Op. 24 no. 2
Mazurka in A flat major Op. 24 no. 3
Mazurka in B flat minor Op. 24 no. 4
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor WN 46 [Op. 66]
Waltz in D flat major Op. 64 no. 1
Waltz in C sharp minor Op. 64 nr 2
Waltz in F major Op. 34 no. 3