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25th June 12.00 PM, 3.00 PM Ewa Pobłocka 25th June 12.00 PM, 3.00 PM Ewa Pobłocka

Ewa Pobłocka

Winner of Fifth Prize (equal) and the Polish Radio prize for the best performance of mazurkas in the 10th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (1980). She studied with Zbigniew Śliwiński and Jerzy Sulikowski at the State College of Music in Gdańsk, graduating with honours in 1981. She completed post-graduate studies with Conrad Hansen in Hamburg and benefitted from consultation with Jadwiga Sukiennicka, Rudolf Kerer, Tatiana Nikolaieva and Martha Argerich. She won First Prize in the International Viotti Music Competition in Vercelli (1977) and the gold medal in the International Festival of Young Laureates in Bordeaux (1979). She has performed throughout Europe and the Americas, as well as in China, Indonesia, RSA, Singapore, Korea, Japan and Australia. She is an accomplished chamber musician and has performed with the Silesian Quartet and the singers Jadwiga Rappé, Olga Pasichnyk and Ewa Podleś. She has given numerous first performances and made world premiere recordings of works by Polish contemporary composers, including Andrzej Panufnik, Witold Lutosławski (first Polish recording of the Piano Concerto with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the composer's baton), Paweł Szymański and Paweł Mykietyn. She has worked with European radio stations and recorded more than forty discs, recently including Grieg's complete piano works, solo works by Brahms and Schumann, the complete songs of Chopin and an album including Chopin mazurkas and the Sonata in C minor on period piano (Pleyel, 1848). She is a distinguished teacher. As well as teaching piano at Bydgoszcz Music Academy and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, she is also a guest teacher at the Geidai University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo and Nagoya. She has been a juror of many national and international piano competitions.

 

Piano recital

Programme:

Fryderyk Chopin [1810-1849]

  • Nocturne in F minor, Op. 55 No. 1
  • Nocturne in G minor, Op. 15 No. 3
  • Mazurkas, Op. 24
  • Fantasy-Impromptu, [Op. 66]
  • 5 Waltzes
  • Scherzo in B minor, Op. 20