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28th May Piotr Paleczny 28th May Piotr Paleczny

Piotr Paleczny

One of the most outstanding Polish pianists. A graduate from the class of  Prof. Jan Ekier at the College of Music in Warsaw. Also influential in shaping his artistic personality were Arthur Rubinstein and Witold Lutosławski. A prize-winner of several international competitions, including Third Prize and special prize for the best polonaise in the 8th Chopin Competition. He has performed with the Chicago, American and BBC symphony orchestras, the Concertgebouw, Royal Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon, Gewandhaus, Tonhalle, Santa Cecilia and RAI orchestras, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico, Orquesta Nacional de España and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Argentina, the Warsaw Philharmonic and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared at such prestigious venues as the Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and UN General Assembly Hall (New York), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Berlin Philharmonic, Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Musikverein (Vienna), Royal Festival Hall (London) and Festspielhaus (Salzburg). He has given masterclasses in Europe, both Americas, Asia and Australia. He is also an esteemed juror of competitions, including in Warsaw, Leeds, Paris, London, Cleveland, Toronto, Seoul, Moscow, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Santander, Tokyo, Prague, Hamamatsu, Sendai, Geneva, Weimar, Takamatsu and Manchester. Besides Chopin, he has recorded music by Lutosławski, Paderewski, Szymanowski, Mussorgsky, Brahms, Mozart and Balakirev. His disc The Best of Fryderyk Chopin with the Prima Vista Quartet won a ‘Fryderyk’ award (1999) and a platinum disc (2002). In 1998, the President of Poland conferred on him the title of Professor. His distinctions include the Commander’s Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland, the Mexican Order of the Águila Azteca and the Gold Medal of the ‘Gloria Artis’ order of merit. Since 1993, he has been artistic director of the Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój, and since 2004 head of the Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz. He teaches at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and is a member of the Programme Committee of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute. In August 2015, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute released, as part of its 'white series', a Piotr Paleczny disc of selected works by Chopin.

 

Piano recital

Programme:

Fryderyk Chopin [1810-1849]

  • Polonaise in A major, Op. 40 No. 1
  • Scherzo in B minor, Op. 20
  • Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49
  • Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31
  • Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53