New Price: 69 pln (glass of wine and a gift included)
Time: 6 pm
Place: Wierzynek Concert Hall, 15 Main Market Square
We welcome you very warmly and cordially to our concerts dedicated to Frederic Chopin’s Works – the icon of the classical Polish and European music and the real poet of the piano. Born in Poland, he spent the rest of his life in Paris, where he died in 1849. The pieces of music composed by Frederic Chopin are full of longing for his beloved country, they are full of expression and romanticism.
Concerts take place every Wednesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday.
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Ballade in g – minor op. 23
Mazurkas op. 59
Nr 1 in a – minor
Nr 2 in a flat- major
Nr 3 in f sharp – minor
Ballade in A flat – major op. 47
Ballade in F – major op. 38
Waltz in c sharp – minor op. 64 nr 2
Nocturne in D flat – major op. 27 nr 2
Ballade in f – minor op. 52
Witold Wilczek (born on December 12, 1988) – pianist, winner of numerous competitions: e.g. Concours Musical de France – Grand Prix, in category quarter mains, Paris, 2000; Premio Accademia Romana – 3rd prize, European Commission special prize, Rome, 2013; VI International Chopin Piano Competition – honorably mentioned, Budapest, 2014; scholarship holder of the Polish Bielecki Art Foundation and the Swiss Lyra Foundation. He received his first piano lessons at the age of four from his grandmother, a concert pianist, who remained his mentor until he began his studies. He completed Musial primary and secondary schools in Krakow, in Monika Bylica’s and Wojciech Cieciora’s classes. At the age of eighteen, he went to Switzerland where in the years 2007 – 2010 he studied in Hochschule Der Kunste in Bern in professor Tomasz Herbut’s class. After returning to Poland he continued studying at the Kraol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in professor Monika Sikorska-Wojtacha’s and prof. Zbigniew Raubo’s classes and got his master degree in 2015. He perfected his skills at numerous virtuoso courses, with such professors as Dina Yoffe (Krakow, 2004), Andrzej Pikul (Krakow, 2005), Maja Nosowska (Bern, 2009), Lee Kim Sing (Katowice, 2012), Anna Malikova (Katowice, 2013), Jan Jiracek von Arnim (Katowice, 2013), Tamas Ungar (Katowice, 2015) and for several years he also has had private lessons by the outstanding French American pianist Eugen Indjic. He gives numerous concerts in Poland and abroad (France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Unites Kingdom, USA). Since 2007, he has regularly performed Chopin recitals, giving over sixty of them in a year.
He performed at such festivals as Printemps Musical d’Annecy” (Annecy, France, 2011) or „Academia Festival” (Saracinesco, Italy, 2015).
In March 2011he did a concert tour in France where in addition to recitals he also held virtuoso courses in Paris (Conservatoire Raoul Pugno) and Chamber (Cite des Arts). He performed, among other things, in the prestigious Musee Grenoble. In 2012 Witold recorded his debut CD for bielecki Art Foundation label where he recorded works of polish composers: Ignacy Jan Paderweski, Frederic Chopin and Janusz Bielecki. Wiold Wilczek closely cooperates with many renowned artist and institutions such as, soprano Łucja Czarnecka, composer Janusz Bielecki oral Bielecki Art foundation.
F.Chopin – Nocturne B-flat minor op.9 no 1
F.Chopin – Polonaise F-sharp minor op.44
F.Chopin – Mazurka A-minor op.17 no 4
F.Chopin – Scherzo C-sharp minor op.39
F.Chopin – Nocturne B-major op.9 no 3
F.Chopin – Sonata B-flat minor op.35
1. Grave; Doppio movimento,
3. Marche funebre: Lento,
4. Finale: Presto
Radosław Goździkowski is a polish pianist. He began learning piano at the age of six at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski School of Music in Konin. His first teacher was Andrzej Wójciński. He graduated with honours from Fryderyk Chopin Secondary School of Music in Cracow in 2016. He is currently a fourth-year student of Professor Andrzej Pikul at the Academy of Music in Cracow. He has won prizes in many piano competitions, including: first prize in IMKA Music Competition in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2019), first prize in International Music Competition in Belgrad, Serbia (2019), first prize in XXXVII International Music Competition in Stresa, Italy (2019), second prize in International Piano Competition “Citta di Oleggio”, Italy (2019), second prize in International Muse Competition in Athens, Greece (2019), second prize in XXVII International Competition ‘Roma’, Italy (2018), third prize in XI International Competition ‘Adilia Alieva’, France/Switzerland (2017), third place in the 7th All-Poland Piano Competition ‘Epta’ in Cracow (2015), second and Rector’s of the Academy of Art award in the 6th West Pomeranian Piano Competition in Szczecin (2015), first in the 1st All-Poland Competition for Young Pianist ‘Chopin at Wawel’ in Cracow (2015), distinction in Regional Secondary Music School Auditions of the Center for Arts Education (2015), third place in the 18th All-Poland Piano Competition in Konin (2014), third place and special award for the best performance of a French piece of music in the 6th International Chopin Piano Competition in Budapest (2014), distinction in the 22nd International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia (2014), first place in the 26th International Competition for Soloists and Chamber Groups in L’Alfŕs del Pi (2014), third place in the 4th Ludwik Stefański and Halina Czerny-Stefańska Chopin Piano Tournament in Cracow (2013), first place in the All-Poland Apolinary Szeluto Piano Festival in Słupca (2011), third place in the 16th All-Poland Competition in Konin (2010), third place in the 8th ‘Youngsters Interpret Chopin’ All-Poland Piano Festival in Konin (2010), first place in the 9th International Juliusz Zarębski Piano Competition in Warsaw (2009). He has performed in Poland and abroad in Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland. Pianist has honed his skills with Dmitri Alexeev, Manfred Aust, Dmitri Bashkirov, Mariola Cieniawa-Puchała, Jerzy Godziszewski, Guillermo Gonzalez, Andrzej Jasiński, Alicja Masan, Stanislav Pochekin, Josef Anton Scherrer, Michael Wessel, Aquiles Delle Vigne and Tatiana Zelikman. He is a recipient of schoolarships from the Polish Children’s Fund, the Pro Musica Bona Foundation and the Małopolska Region Sapere Auso Foundation.
Over 650 years ago in 1364, wealthy merchant Mikołaj Wierzynek hosted a splendid feast for the monarchs of Europe on behalf of the Polish King Casimir the Great. Wierzynek undertook the task of hosting the feast with great care and overwhelmed his noble guests with a truly lavish welcome. According to a legend, the tables were groaning with food and drinks and the guests celebrated for 20 days and nights. Upon departure, the generous merchant presented each guest with a splendid gift – gold and silver tableware.