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

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

20.00 Chopin in chamber version

Witold Lutosławski Studio of the Polish Radio

Kevin Kenner Kevin Kenner (period piano) - Famous pianist, teacher and chamber musician, winner of Second Prize in the 12th 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

[intermission]

Fryderyk Chopin

  • Piano concerto in F minor, 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 (period piano, conductor) - 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) - Excellent Belgian-Israeli pianist, pupil of Martha Argerich and 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
  • Ballade in G minor, 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
  • 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
  • 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. He has received many prestigious awards, including the Leonard Bernstein Award of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and Gramophone magazine's Young Artist of the Year Award in 2013. more »
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Sinfonia Varsovia Sinfonia Varsovia

 

Christian Zacharias Christian Zacharias (conductor) - Pianist, conductor and chamber musician, one of the most distinguished pianists of his generation. 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. Since 2008, he has participated regularly in the ‘Chopin and his Europe' festival. Since 2013 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. Winner of the First Prize in the Jozsef Szigeti International Violin Competition in Budapest (2012). In 2015, she completed her studies in the class of Kaja Danczowska at the Cracow Academy of Music. She has performed as a soloist in the US, France, Germany, Brazil, Turkey and China. more »
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Michał Szymanowski Michał Szymanowski (piano) - Polish pianist, prize-winner of many competitions, including the 'Vladimir Horowitz in memoriam' in Kiev. Currently pursuing doctoral studies and also furthering his pianistic training with Eldar Nebolsin at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. 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 No. 2 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 fortepiano performers in the world. In 2014, he was named ‘Artist of the Year' at the International Classical Music Awards. 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 teacher, winner of Sixth Prize in the 8th International Fryderyk Chopin 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

  • Piano concerto in F minor, 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 »
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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 »
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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). Also a prize-winner of several other international competitions. more »
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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/
  • Piano concerto in F minor, 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 (Valentina Lisitsa)

[intermission]

Maurice Ravel

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

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