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NY: A piano concert by Konrad Skolarski - in Celebration of the Independence...


08-10-2017

The Kosciuszko Foundation, Friday, November 10 at 7 PM - 10 PM



NY: A piano concert by Konrad Skolarski - in Celebration of the Independence...

Celebrated for his lyrical-dramatic interpretations, unique, personal style and consummate artistry, Polish pianist Konrad Skolarski presents a recital to celebrate Poland’s Independence Day. The program will feature works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg, Liszt, Medtner, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. The concert is presented in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York.


Great virtuoso of the piano - ​Krzysztof Penderecki
The golden age of pianism comes to mind when I hear Konrad Skolarski play - Prof. Peter Feuchtwanger
It is very seldom to hear a musician who can conjure up such lush, singing and richly shaded sound. (...) His lyrical-dramatic interpretations are very personal and one will remember and recognize them even from thousand other pianists.. - Prof. Pavel Gillilov


A small reception will follow the concert.



Konrad Skolarski is a concert pianist with extraordinary technique, recognizable own style of interpretations and sophisticated piano repertoire. Born to a musical family, he holds a doctoral degree in musical arts and is the Professor of piano at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland.

In 2001 Konrad Skolarski won First Prize at the 3rd Tchaikovsky International Competition in Spain. In 2012 his solo CD with Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Prokofiew was awarded by the international music critics – Diapason "5" Award and nomination for Fryderyk Award.

He has performed in Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Serbia, Great Britain and Japan.

Konrad Skolarski is a former student of Pavel Gililov at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne and Olga Rusina at the Music Academy in Wrocław, as well as Alicja Paleta-Bugaj at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He has been a student of legendary Prof. Peter Feuchtwanger in London, who has worked with many distinguished pianists, including Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire or Shura Cherkassky. In 2010 Konrad Skolarski gained a doctorate in music and the following year joined the faculty of the University of Music in Warsaw, where he is the professor of piano. His students have win international competitions. The recent concert plans of Konrad Skolarski include performances in Warsaw Philharmonic (with Sinfonia Iuventus and Michail Jurowski), at 20. Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, 30. Izmir International Festival, and others. In April 2017 the pianist performed the Polish premiere of Rodion Shchedrin 1st Piano concerto with National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice under the baton of Alexander Humala.

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Founded in 1925, the Kosciuszko Foundation promotes closer ties between Poland and the United States through educational, scientific and cultural exchanges. It awards up to $1 million annually in fellowships and grants to graduate students, scholars, scientists, professionals, and artists, and promotes Polish culture in America. The Foundation has awarded scholarships and provided a forum to Poles who have changed history.

 

 
  




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