24.06.2018

12:00

Karol Radziwonowicz

An exquisite pianist, well-educated in Poland and USA. He has been artistically active for many years, performing with many well-known symphonic orchestras and talented conductors. He takes part in many international music festivals.

His artistic voyages lead through all the continents. He is the world’s only pianist whose recordings of Fryderyk Chopin were taken to a space station and were played during the “Endeavour” space mission in February of 2010 – on the 200th anniversary of our brilliant composer’s birthday. Also on the occasion of the Chopin Year, he recorded an album with Chopin’s Miniature masterpieces on a special Bösendorfer piano – “Chopin” model.

The pianist is also a pedagogue and sits at the jury of many international piano competitions. His pedagogical activity was recognised when he was appointed the president of the Polish chapter of the EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association). Karol Radziwonowicz is the president of the International Society for Polish Music, named after Ignacy Jan Paderewski in Warsaw.

Program

2 Nocturnes, Op. 9
in B-flat minor, No. 1
in B major, No. 3

Impromptu in C-flat major, Op. 51

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66

Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1

2 Waltzes
in A minor, Op 34, No. 2
in A-flat major, Op. 42

2 Mazurkas
in C minor, Op. 56, No. 3
in D-flat major, Op. 30, Np. 3

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

16:00

Elżbieta Karaś-Krasztel

She completed her piano studies at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw – piano class under professor Regina Smendzianka, and continued her post-graduate studies under Wiktor Mierżanow (a professor of the Moscow Conservatory) and István Lantos (professor of the Music Academy in Budapest).

She received multiple scholarships from the Fryderyk Chopin Society, many diplomas and prizes won at competitions in Poland and abroad. She has performed in many European countries, in Canada and Australia. She has recorded multiple times for the radio and television, as well as for the APERTO and DUX companies.

The artist has her own piano class at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and at the Academy of Art in Szczecin. For her artistic and pedagogical activity she has received many awards, i.e. the award from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the Medal for Merit to Culture and the Gloria Artis Medal.

Program

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66

Waltzes
in E minor, Op. posth.
in B minor, Op. posth.
in E major, Op. posth.
in A-flat major, Op. posth.
in A-flat major, Op. posth.
in E minor, Op. posth.
in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2
in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2
in D-flat major, Op. 64, No. 1
in F major, Op. 34, No. 3
in A-flat major, Op. 34, No. 1

Étude in E major, Op. 10, No. 3

Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53