26.08.2018

12:00

Rinko Kobayashi

The pianist appeared regularly on the radio and television at the age of 5. She studied under Professors: Motonari Iguchi, Mieczysław Munz, Edward Auer and Andrzej Jasiński. Her first success came in 1973 when she won a competition of laureates at NHK-Mainichi Music Competitions. She was also awarded a diploma and special prize at the Chopin Competition. Since then her international career flourished.

The artist gave recitals and played with orchestras all over the world. She also performs at numerous reputable music festivals. She is a winner of many prestigious awards, for example she was decorated a medal “For Merit to Polish Culture” by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. She was the first in Poland to receive the “Gold Disc” for piano classical music recordings from the “Chopin Forever” album.

Program

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

4 Mazurkas
in F major, Op. 68, No. 3
in A minor, Op. 17, No. 4
in B-flat major, Op. 7, No. 1
in F minor, Op. 68, No. 4

Étude in C minor, Op. 10, No. 12, "The Revolutionary Étude"

Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2

3 Mazurkas
in C major, Op. 33, No 2
in G minor, Op. 67, No 2
in D-flat major, Op. 30, No. 3

Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 45

2 Preludes, Op. 28
F major, No 23
D minor, No 24

16:00

Anna Hajduk-Rynkowicz

She has graduated with distinction from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw – piano class of Prof. Jerzy Romaniuk and Ph.D. Ramiro Sanjines. In 2016 she completed postgraduate piano studies at the prestigious Schola Cantorum in Paris in master class of Prof. Maurizio Moretti.

She is a laureate of various Polish and international piano competitions; as a chamber musician, along with her trio Olympus Mons, she has won the first prize at the International Music Competition “Grand Virtuoso Artist” in Salzburg.

She has given concerts in Belgium, France, Cambodia and Italy, and she has been regularly performing on Polish stage, specialising mainly in Chopin and contemporary repertoire. She cooperates with the National Philharmonic in Warsaw as a soloist and chamber musician.

Program

Preludes Op.28:
no 17-24

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

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38

Sonata No. 2 in B♭ minor, Op. 35

Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47