Program 17 August 2012  

19.00 Inaugural symphonic concert

Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall

Alexander Melnikov Alexander Melnikov (period piano) - Regarded as one of the finest Russian pianists of his generation. more »
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Concerto Köln Concerto Köln

 

Michael Güttler Michael Güttler (conductor) - The Dresden-born conductor moved eventually to the front row of the young generation of conductors. more »

 

PROGRAMME:

Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński

  • Overture to the opera 'Monbar czyli Flibustierowie', Op. 30 (for the first time on historical instruments)

Johann N. Hummel

  • Piano concerto in A minor, Op. 85

[intermission]

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Piano concerto in E minor, Op. 11 Op. 11

Program 18 August 2012  

17.00 Chopin special recital (presentation of Jim Samson's book: Chopin The Four Ballades)

Witold Lutosławski Studio of the Polish Radio

Nelson Goerner Nelson Goerner (piano) - Piano virtuoso, excellent chamber musician, known for his marvellous interpretations of Chopin. more »
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PROGRAMME:

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Ballade in A flat major, Op. 47 Op. 47
  • Ballade in F minor, Op. 52 Op. 52
  • Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27 No. 2 Op. 27 No. 2
  • Sonata in B flat minor, Op. 35 Op. 35

20.00 Chopin in chamber version

Witold Lutosławski Studio of the Polish Radio

Kevin Kenner Kevin Kenner (period piano) - Famous pianist, pedagogue and chamber musician, won II Prize at XII International Chopin Competition. more »
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Grzegorz Frankowski Grzegorz Frankowski (double bass) - Double bass player, who has initiated numerous musical projects involving eminent Polish musicians. more »

 

 

The Casal Quartet The Casal Quartet

 

PROGRAMME:

Felix Mendelssohn

  • Fugue in E flat major, Op. 81 No. 4
  • Scherzo in A minor, Op. 81 No. 2
  • Capriccio in E minor, Op. 81 No. 3

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Piano concerto in E minor, Op. 11 Op. 11

[intermission]

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Concerto in F minor, Op. 21 Op. 21

Program 19 August 2012  

17.00 Piano recital

Witold Lutosławski Studio of the Polish Radio

Cyprien Katsaris Cyprien Katsaris (piano) - French-Cypriot pianist and composer, prize-winner in the 1972 Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Competition. more »
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PROGRAMME:

Cyprien Katsaris

  • Hommage au 19eme siècle (improvisation spontanée sur divers thèmes)

Franz Schubert

  • Klavierstück in E flat major, No. 2 D.946

Edward Grieg

  • Solitary Traveller, Op. 43 No. 2
  • Popular Melody, Op. 38 No. 2
  • Scherzo, Op. 54 No. 5
  • Erotikon, Op. 43 No. 5
  • Walzer, Op. 38 No. 7
  • Home Sickness, Op. 57 No. 6
  • Popular Melody, Op. 12 No. 5
  • To the Spring, Op. 43 No. 6
  • Little Bird, Op. 43 No. 4
  • Notturno, Op. 54 No. 4
  • Norvegian Dance, Op. 47 No. 4
  • March of the Dwarfs, Op. 54 No. 3

[intermission]

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Mazurek Dąbrowskiego [Dąbrowski's Mazurka] - refrain, version for piano
  • Boże, coś Polskę - harmonization of the old version of the song for piano
  • Allegretto, Mazur - harmonization of two Polish folk melodies
  • Mazurkas, Op. 24
  • Polonaise in C minor, Op. 40 No. 2 Op. 40 No. 2
  • Larghetto from the Piano concerto in F minor, Op. 21 (arr. for piano solo)
  • Andantino in G minor ("Spring" in transcription for piano solo) [op. posth.]

Ferenc Liszt

  • Chant Polonais de Chopin No. 2: Spring
  • Piano concerto No. 2 in A major, S. 125 (arr. for piano solo by C. Katsaris)

20.00 Symphonic Concert

Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall

Howard Shelley Howard Shelley - English pianist and conductor, performed around the world with leading orchestras. more »
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Concerto Köln Concerto Köln

 

PROGRAMME:

Antonio Rosetti

  • Symphony in G minor

Franciszek Lessel

  • Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 14

[intermission]

Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński

  • Piano Concerto in A flat major, Op. 2

Program 20 August 2012  

19.00 Piano recital

Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Music Hall

Edna Stern Edna Stern (piano) - Belgian-Israelian pianist, excellent pianist and musician with "the panache of Martha Argerich, the musicality of Leon Fleisher and the impeccable finish of Krystian Zimerman". more »

 

PROGRAMME:

Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Johann Sebastian Bach/Antonio Vivaldi: Siciliana from the Concerto in D minor
  • Johann Sebastian Bach/Ferruccio Busoni: Nun Komm'der Heiden Heiland
  • Johann Sebastian Bach/Ferruccio Busoni: Ich rufe zu dir, Herr Jesu
  • Johann Sebastian Bach/Ferruccio Busoni: Wachet Auf
  • Johann Sebastian Bach/Ferruccio Busoni: Chaconne in D minor

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Waltz in A minor [op. posth.]
  • Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2 Op. 64 No. 2
  • Sonata in B flat minor, Op. 35 Op. 35
  • Ballade in G minor, Op. 23 Op. 23

Program 21 August 2012  

19.00 Piano recital

Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Music Hall

Evgeni Koroliov Evgeni Koroliov (piano) - Russian pianist, the great interpreter of J.S. Bach, prize-winner at many prestigious piano competitions. more »
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PROGRAMME:

Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Partite No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830
  • Concerto nach Italienischem Gusto [Italian concerto] BWV 971

[intermission]

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 1 Op. 27 No. 1
  • Nocturne in F sharp minor, Op. 48 No. 2 Op. 48 No. 2
  • Scherzo in E major, Op. 54 Op. 54
  • Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4 Op. 17 No. 4
  • Mazurka in C major, Op. 24 No. 2 Op. 24 No. 2
  • Mazurka in E minor, Op. 41 No. 1 Op. 41 No. 1
  • Ballade in F minor, Op. 52 Op. 52

Program 22 August 2012  

19.00 Recital of Songs - Chopin's Polishness (promotion of the last book by Bohdan Pociej)

The Old Orangery, Stanisławowski Theatre in The Royal Łazienki Park

Hana Blažiková Hana Blažiková (soprano) - Soprano and Gothic harpist recovering and restoring lost music dating back to the 13th century. more »
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Wojciech Świtała Wojciech Świtała (period piano) - Polish pianist and teacher, prize-winner of several international competitions. more »
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PROGRAMME:

Jan Václav Křtitel Tomášek

  • Starožitné písně Královédvorského rukopisu, Op. 82

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Nocturne in E major, Op. 62 No. 2 Op. 62 No. 2
  • A fickle maid (words by S. Witwicki) [Op. 74 No. 5]
  • Remembrance (words by A. Mickiewicz) [Op. 74 No. 6]
  • Spring (words S.Witwicki) [Op. 74 No. 2]
  • The lovers (words by B. Zaleski) [Op. 74 No. 11]
  • My enchantress (words by A. Mickiewicz) [Op. 74 No. 12]

[intermission]

Fryderyk Chopin

  • A maiden's wish (words by S. Witwicki) [Op. 74 No. 1]
  • Troubled waters (words by S. Witwicki) [Op. 74 No. 3]
  • The messenger (words by S. Witwicki) [Op. 74 No. 7]
  • My beloved (words by B. Zaleski) [Op. 74 No. 8]
  • The ring (words by S. Witwicki) [Op. 74 No. 14]
  • Faded and vanished (words by B. Zaleski) [Op. 74 No. 13]
  • Nocturnes, Op. 48

Antonín Dvořák

  • V národním tónu, Op. 73

Program 23 August 2012  

19.00 Piano recital

Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Music Hall

Alexander Romanovsky Alexander Romanovsky (piano) - Ukrainian classical pianist, described by Carlo Maria Giulini as 'extraordinarily gifted'. more »

 

PROGRAMME:

Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Fantasie and Fugue in A minor, BWV 904

Johannes Brahms

  • Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35

[intermission]

Fryderyk Chopin

  • 24 Preludes, Op. 28

Program 24 August 2012  

19.00 Symphonic concert - CD album promotion

Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall

Jan Lisiecki Jan Lisiecki (piano) - Extraordinary talent, one of the most sensational young artists. more »
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Sinfonia Varsovia Sinfonia Varsovia

 

Christian Zacharias Christian Zacharias (conductor) - one of the most distinguished pianists of his generation, conductor, chamber musician more »
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PROGRAMME:

Ignacy Jan Paderewski

  • Ouverture in E flat major

Robert Schumann

  • Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

[intermission]

Robert Schumann

  • Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

Program 25 August 2012  

19.00 Symphonic Concert

Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall

François-Frédéric Guy François-Frédéric Guy (piano) - French pianist of astonishing expressiveness, with immaculate pianistic technique, foremost pianists of his generation. more »

 

Nicholas Angelich Nicholas Angelich (piano) - American pianist and chamber musician, won prizes in numerous piano competitions. more »
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Sinfonia Varsovia Sinfonia Varsovia

 

Jacek Kaspszyk Jacek Kaspszyk (conductor) - Polish conductor, Artistic Director of the Warsaw Philharmonic. more »
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PROGRAMME:

Johannes Brahms

  • Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 (Nicholas Angelich)
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 (François-Frédéric Guy)

Program 26 August 2012  

19.00 Symphonic Concert

Witold Lutosławski Studio of the Polish Radio

Aleksandra Kuls Aleksandra Kuls (violin) - Polish violinist, student of Cracow Academy of Music, where she works with Professor Kaja Danczowska. more »
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Michał Szymanowski Michał Szymanowski (piano) - Polish pianist, winner of many competitions, i.a. "Vladimir Horowitz in memoriam" in Kiev in 2007. more »
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Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra

 

Michał  Dworzyński Michał Dworzyński (conductor) - Acclaimed by the critics as one of the best young conductors. more »

 

PROGRAMME:

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Fugue in A minor /version for strings, arr. Paweł Mykietyn/

Henryk Wieniawski

  • Violin concerto in D minor, Op. 22

Jules Massenet

  • Meditation (from Thais)

[intermission]

Józef Wieniawski

  • Piano concerto in G minor, Op. 20

Wojciech Kilar

  • Orawa
  • Polonaise from the film Pan Tadeusz

23.00 From Mazurka to the Tango

Witold Lutosławski Studio of the Polish Radio

Martha Argerich Martha Argerich (piano) - World-famous pianist and chamber musician. She won First Prize in the 7th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. more »

 

Elena Lisitsian Elena Lisitsian (piano) - Russian-Armenian pianist - soloist and chamber musician. more »

 

Akane Sakai Akane Sakai (piano) - Japanese pianist, highly valued chamber musician. more »

 

Dora Schwarzberg Dora Schwarzberg (violin) - Austrian violinist - soloist, chamber musician and teacher, typical representative of the Odessa-Moscow-Jerusalem-NY violin school. more »

 

Lucia Hall Lucia Hall (violin) - Canadian violinist, prizewinner of several competitions. more »

 

Lyda Chen Lyda Chen (viola) - Chamber musician, member of the Interlude Trio, participated in the Festival Martha Argerich in Beppu. more »

 

Alejandro Petrasso Alejandro Petrasso (piano) - Argentine pianist, composer, arranger and improviser. more »

 

PROGRAMME:

Karol Szymanowski

  • Mazurka, Op. 50 No. 1 (Akane Sakai)
  • Mazurka, Op. 50 No. 2 (Akane Sakai)
  • Mazurka, Op. 50 No. 3 (Akane Sakai)
  • Mazurka, Op. 50 No. 6 (Akane Sakai)

Roman Maciejewski

  • Mazurka No. 9 (Echo from the Tatra Mountains) (Akane Sakai)
  • Mazurka No. 7 (Grazioso) (Akane Sakai)

Karol Szymanowski

  • Mazurka, Op. 50 No. 4 (Akane Sakai)

Robert Schumann

  • Marchenbilder, Op. 113 (Lyda Chen, Martha Argerich)
  • Adagio & Allegro, Op. 70 (Lyda Chen, Martha Argerich)

[intermission]

[BIS]

Aníbal Carmelo Troilo

  • Che bandoneon (Alejandro Petrasso)

Program 27 August 2012  

19.00 Chamber concert

Royal Castle Concert Hall

Isabelle Faust Isabelle Faust (violin) - Tallented violinist, won First Prize in the Premio Paganini in Genoa. more »
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Andreas Staier Andreas Staier (period piano) - One of the most prominent harpsichord and forte piano performers in the world. more »
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PROGRAMME:

Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Johann Sebastian Bach / Robert Schumann: Chaconne from the Partita in D minor, BWV 1004 (transcription for violin and piano)

Robert Schumann

  • Sonata for violin and piano No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105
  • Clavierstücke in Fughettenform, Op. 126

[intermission]

Robert Schumann

  • Violin sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121

Program 28 August 2012  

17.00 Piano recital

Witold Lutosławski Studio of the Polish Radio

Daniil Trifonov Daniil Trifonov (piano) - Winner of Third Prize in the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. more »
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PROGRAMME:

Aleksandr Skriabin

  • Sonata No. 3 in F sharp minor, Op. 23

Nicolas Medtner

  • Fairy Tale in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2
  • Fairy Tale in E flat major, Op. 26 No. 1
  • Fairy Tale in B flat minor, Op. 20 No. 1

Igor Fiodorowicz Strawiński

  • Igor Strawiński/Guido Agosti: The Firebird

[intermission]

Claude Debussy

  • Images, book I

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Etudes, Op. 25

22.00 The 18th century for Chopin

Witold Lutosławski Studio of the Polish Radio

Martha Argerich Martha Argerich (period piano) - World-famous pianist and chamber musician. She won First Prize in the 7th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. more »

 

Maria João Pires Maria João Pires (period piano) - Portuguese pianist - soloist and excellent chamber musician, appeared all over the globe with all the major orchestras. more »
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Janusz Olejniczak Janusz Olejniczak (period piano) - Polish pianist and pedagogue, winner 6th award VIII Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. more »
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Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century

 

Frans Brüggen Frans Brüggen (conductor) - Expert in the performance of eighteenth-century music, musicologist and conductor. more »

 

PROGRAMME:

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Concerto in F minor, Op. 21 Op. 21 (Janusz Olejniczak)

[intermission]

Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Piano concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 (Martha Argerich)
  • Piano concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 (Maria João Pires)

Program 29 August 2012  

19.00 Symphonic Concert

Witold Lutosławski Studio of the Polish Radio

Isabelle Faust Isabelle Faust (violin) - Tallented violinist, won First Prize in the Premio Paganini in Genoa. more »

 

Kristian Bezuidenhout Kristian Bezuidenhout (period piano) - pianist and pedagogue, versatile keyboard player who performs regularly on fortepiano, harpsichord and modern piano more »
[Wywiad z artystą] »

 

 

Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century

 

Frans Brüggen Frans Brüggen (conductor) - Expert in the performance of eighteenth-century music, musicologist and conductor. more »
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PROGRAMME:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Piano concerto in G major, KV 453 (Kristian Bezuidenhout)

Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Violin concerto in D major, Op. 61 (Isabelle Faust)
  • Allegretto from the Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 - Mihaela Ursuleasa in memoriam

Program 30 August 2012  

19.00 Symphonic Concert

Witold Lutosławski Studio of the Polish Radio

Yulianna Avdeeva Yulianna Avdeeva (period piano) - Russian pianist, winner of the 16th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2010). more »
[Wywiad z artystą] »

 

Kristian Bezuidenhout Kristian Bezuidenhout (period piano) - pianist and pedagogue, versatile keyboard player who performs regularly on fortepiano, harpsichord and modern piano more »

 

 

Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century

 

Frans Brüggen Frans Brüggen (conductor) - Expert in the performance of eighteenth-century music, musicologist and conductor. more »
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PROGRAMME:

Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Ricercare a sei voci /arr. for strings by Wim Ten Have/

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Piano Concerto in B flat major, KV 595 (Kristian Bezuidenhout)

[intermission]

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Fugue in A minor /version for strings, arr. Wim Ten Have/
  • Concerto in F minor, Op. 21 Op. 21 (Yulianna Avdeeva)

Program 31 August 2012  

20.00 Symphonic Concert

Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall

Dmitri Alexeev Dmitri Alexeev (piano) - Russian pianist, winner of the Leeds International Competition. more »
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Valentina Lisitsa Valentina Lisitsa (piano) - Ukrainian concert pianist and chamber musician, first prize winner in The Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition together with Alexei Kuznetsoff. more »
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Sinfonia Varsovia Sinfonia Varsovia

 

Jerzy Maksymiuk Jerzy Maksymiuk (conductor) - Famous Polish conductor, one of the most unique personalities among Polish musicians. more »

 

PROGRAMME:

Claude Debussy

  • La mer

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Piano concerto in E minor, Op. 11 Op. 11 (Valentina Lisitsa)

[intermission]

Maurice Ravel

  • Piano concerto in D major for the left hand (Dmitri Alexeev)

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