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A Concert in Celebration of the Independence Day of Poland - by Konrad Skol...

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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 and Liszt.


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



PROGRAM:

Bach, arranged A. Siloti - Prelude b-minor

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata

F. Chopin

- Nocturne f-minor op. 55

- Scherzo b-moll op. 31

Intermission

F. Chopin - Barcarola F sharp Major

Liszt - Spanish rhapsody

A wine reception will follow the concert.

Konrad Skolarski is a concert pianist with extraordinary technique, distinctive interpretative style and sophisticated piano repertoire. Born into a musical family, he holds a doctoral degree in Musical Arts from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland where he is Professor of Piano.

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 the Diapason Award and received nomination for the 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, 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 and Shura Cherkassky. In 2010 Konrad Skolarski received a doctorate in music and the following year joined the faculty of the University of Music in Warsaw. His students have won international competitions. His most recent appearances include a performance with Sinfonia Iuventus and Michail Jurowski and concerts during the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival and the Izmir International Festival. 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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