The Art of the Piano: Katarzyna Musial

Dates: October 26, 2013 to October 26, 2013
Location: Gallery 345
The Art of the Piano: Katarzyna Musial Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 8 pm $20; $15 Seniors and Arts Workers; $10 Students Programme Olivier Messiaen Prlude No. 1 – La Colombe (The Dove) Fryderyk Chopin Waltz in A minor Op. Posth. Waltz in F minor Op. 70, No. 2 Nocturne in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. 1 Joaqun Turina Danses gitanes Op .55 Zambra Danza de la Seduccion Danza ritual Generalife Sacro-monte Alberto Ginastera Argentinian danzas Op.2 Danza del viejo boyero (Dance of the Old Herdsman) Danza de la moza donosa (Dance of the Beautiful Maiden) Danza del gaucho matrero (Dance of the Arrogant Cowboy) Intermission Witold Lutoslawski Bukoliki (Bucolics) Zygmunt Stojowski Vision de danse Intermezzo-Mazurka Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki Four Preludes Op.1 Frederic Mompou Canciones y danzas No. 1 Canciones y danzas No. 6 Ernesto Lecuona La Comparsa Malague Bio Polish-Canadian pianist Katarzyna Musial has performed as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Her playing has been described by the New York Concert Review as a pure delight… wonderfully evocative… vividly detailed… interpretations that plumbed emotional depths with harmonic colouring. Ms. Musial has been characterized by the Beijing Press as a pianist who has entranced her audience with her brilliant musical skills. Conductor Richard Owen (New York Camerata) considers her as one of the finest pianists he has ever had the privilege of hearing. In addition to having won First Prize at the 2011 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition (New York), Ms. Musial was also a prize winner at the Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Chamber Music (Cracow), the Kay Meek Competition (Vancouver) as well as a recipient of the Alban Berg Prize for outstanding merit (Vienna) and the Philip Cohen Award for outstanding performance musicianship (Montreal). Recent highlights include a dbut at Carnegie Hall, performances at the Vancouver Olympic Games, the Tempietto Festival Musicale della Nazioni (Rome) and the Music in the Mountains Festival (California), and most recently, a seven-city concert tour of China, as well as concerto performances with the New York Camerata, the Toronto Sinfonietta, the McGill Chamber Orchestra, L’Orchestre Symphonique de L’Isle and the Bielsko Chamber Orchestra with which she opened the International Bach Festival (Poland). Katarzyna Musial has performed at venues including the Warsaw National Philharmonic, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Place des Arts (Montreal), Chan Centre (Vancouver), Isabel Bader Theatre (Toronto) and the Weill Recital Hall (New York). She has been a featured artist on numerous radio broadcasts, including a live worldwide performance broadcast on WFMT (Chicago) and has made television appearances across Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States. Ms. Musial holds a Masters degree with high honours from the Academy of Music in Cracow under the direction of Stefan Wojtas, an Artist Diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music under the guidance of Lee Kum-Sing and a Diploma in Advanced Music Performance Studies from Concordia University (Montreal) under the supervision of Anna Szpilberg and Philip Cohen, who remains her mentor and long-term performance consultant.

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