22.07.2018

12:00

Wojciech Kruczek

He is a student of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the piano class of Prof. Joanna Ławrynowicz-Just and a laureate of numerous awards and honourable mentions in piano competitions at national and international level. He honed his technique during summer piano camps and master classes with eminent pianists and pedagogues from Poland and abroad.

He is an active pianist in Poland and abroad; his favourite composers: Fryderyk Chopin, Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven occupy a special place in his wide repertoire.

He is currently dedicating himself to exploring period performance of Fryderyk Chopin’s music. He is also a Polish candidate to the first International Chopin Competition on historical instruments organised by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute and scheduled for September 2018.

Program

Polonaise in G-sharp minor, Op. posth

Mazurkas, Op. 17:
in B major No. 1
in E minor No. 2
in A-flat major No. 3
in A minor No. 4

Étude in B minor, Op. 25, No. 10

Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

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

16:00

Michał Drewnowski

He took his first piano lessons in Italy at the age of 8, under the tutelage of his father, Marek Drewnowski. He graduated with honours from the Academy of Music in Lodz, he also studied at the Music Conservatory in Geneva. He took part in piano master courses.

He is a laureate of many a prize, e.g. the 2nd prize at the Concorso Pianistico Internazionale “Mascia Masin” in Sangemini, Italy and the 2nd prize at the AGIMUS Concorso Internazionale in Rome.

Michał Drewnowski perfoms as a soloist and chamber musician in Poland and abroad. He has cooperated with symphonic orchestras in the country and abroad, under prominent conductors.

In December of 2018, DUX label released the pianist’s newest album consisting of premiere recordings of piano pieces by Andrzej Nikodemowicz, Mariusz Dubaj and Tadeusz Majerski.

Currently he is a lecturer at the G. and K. Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź.

Program

Nocturne in D-flat major, Op.27, No. 2

Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60

4 Waltzes, Op. posth
in E major
in e minor
in E-flat major
in A-flat major

Rondo à la Krakowiak in F major, Op.14

Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53