Chopins family – new interpretations


Performance of works by Jozef Wieniawski and Witold Maliszewski takes place and is financed within the program of the Institute for Music and Dance New interpretations.
Michal Karol Szymanowski - born on July 27, 1988, a student of the Music Academy of Feliks Nowowiejski in Bydgoszcz, in the piano class of prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and conducting class of prof. Zygmunt Rychert. Despite his young age, he proved to be the winner of numerous competitions and festivals. His major achievements include:

• First place in the Scholarship Piano Competition Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, Katowice, 2011.
• Third place (ex aequo) and the award for the best Pole in the VIII International Piano Competition of Ignacy Jan Paderewski in Bydgoszcz, 2010
• Second place in the National Piano Competition of F. Chopin in Warsaw, 2008
• Distinction at V Festival of Chopin interpretations of Youth in Konin, 2008
• Winner of XXV National Festival of Talents Week in Tarnow -  Kąśna Dolna, 2007
• Fifth place at the VII International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz - Kiev, Ukraine, 2007
• Special Prize of Aniela Mlynarska-Rubinstein, President of Bydgoszcz Award and Special Award EMCY Art For Music at the VII International Competition for Young Pianists “Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam”. Bydgoszcz 2007
• Distinction in the National Piano Competition of Students of Music Schools II degree EPTA in Krakow - 2006
• European premiere of Concertina for piano and orchestra by Zbigniew Bargielski, with the Symphony Orchestra PZSM of Arthur Rubinstein in Bydgoszcz - in the Concert Hall of the Pomeranian Philharmonic of I. J. Paderewski in Bydgoszcz - 2005

Michal Szymanowski was performing e.g. in the UN Palace of Nations in Geneva, in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican for a concert for Pope Benedict XVI, at the Belvedere for the presidential couple and in many Philharmonics around the world, e.g. National Philharmonic in Warsaw on Chopin and His Europe Festival. He has played recitals in the country, among others: Warsaw, Cracow, Katowice, Poznan, Bydgoszcz and abroad in the United States, Japan, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Ukraine.
He collaborated with conductors such as Jacek Kasprzyk, Marek Pijarowski, Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk and Zygmunt Rychert. He performed concerts with:  The Wroclaw Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra Kielce, the Pomeranian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Bydgoszcz, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus. In autumn 2011 he released his first debut album: Michal Szymanowski Piano Recital.

PROGRAM recital:

W. Maliszewski
• Menuet, Op. 4 No. 5
F. Chopin
• Mazurkas Op. 63
• Waltz in A flat major, Op. 34 No. 1
• Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op. 26 No. 1
K. Szymanowski
• Mazurkas Op. 62
R. Maciejewski
• Mazurkas (selection)
J. Wieniawski
• Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 21
• Concert Waltz in D flat major, Op. 3

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