19.08.2018

12:00

Julia Łozowska

She was born in 2001 in Warsaw, she began learning to play the piano using the Suzuki method at the age of 6 under professor Marzena Jasińska. Currently she is the student of the 4th grade at the Zenon Brzewski Secondary School of Music in Warsaw, in professor Joanna Ławrynowicz-Just’s piano class.

She received prizes and honourable mentions in many Polish and international competitions, i.a. the Grand Prix, 1st place and special award for the personality of the competition at the XXII H. Czarny-Stefańska in Memoriam Polish Piano Competition, Grand Prix at the XXII Polish Piano Festival “Chopin’s Interpretations by the Young” in Konin, Grand Prix at the International Piano Festival “Chopin and French Composers”, 1st place at the XX Polish Piano Competition in Konin, 1st place at the XII International Chopin Competition in Estonia, 1st place and an prize for the best performance of a Chopin’s piece at the “Chopin’s Laurel” competition in Russia, twice she has won the 2nd prize and a special NIFC prize, as well as a special Rector’s prize from the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz at the XXIV Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia.

She has performed at the National Philharmonic, Baltic Philharmonic, Lower Silesian Philharmonic, Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice, Conservatory in Beijing and multiple times in the W. Lutosławski Polish Radio Studio, Żelazowa Wola and at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, to name a few. She has given recitals in the NOSPR in Katowice, at the “Young Talents” concert at the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw and in Pamplona, Spain.

Program

Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

Nocturne in B major, Op. 9, No. 3

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

Rondo in E-flat major, Op. 16

Mazurkas, Op. 30
in C minor, No. 1
in B minor, No. 2
in D-flat major, No. 3
in C-sharp minor, No. 4

Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op. 44

16:00

Maria Szraiber

An alumnus of the Academy of Music in Katowice, Bolesław Woytowicz’s class, she perfected her skills in the Pyotr Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow under Tatiana Nikolaeva and Rudolf Kerer.

She has performed in many European countries, as well as in the United States, Japan, China, South Korea and Australia. She made numerous recordings. In her broad repertoire the music of Chopin and Debussy holds a special place. Not only does the artist perform it on concert stages, but she also gives lectures on the interpretation of their works, illustrated with music.

Along with her concert activity, Maria Szraiber is also an artistic piano pedagogue. She is a professor at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, carries out master courses and seminars in the country and abroad, she also sits at the jury of Polish and foreign piano competitions.

Maria Szraiber is also involved in academic work on piano playing. Piano literature, the interpretational potential within it, as well as the great personalities of composers and performers, became the topic of many of her articles, published in music press and research bulletins of Polish and foreign schools.

Program

3 Mazurkas
in G minor, Op. 24, No. 1
in G major, Op. 50, No. 1
in C-sharp minor, Op. 50, No. 3

Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60

Nocturne in F major, Op. 15, No. 1

2 Waltzes
in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2
in A-flat major, Op. 34, No. 1

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