KF Washington DC Gala
Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 7:00pm
The Kosciuszko Foundation - Washington, D.C. Center cordially invites you to the 2016 Annual Gala Dinner honoring
Maestro Piotr Gajewski
Saturday, November 12th, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The Stateroom of the Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20036
2016 KF Pioneer Award Recipient: Maestro Piotr Gajewski - a student and disciple of the late Leonard Bernstein, a conductor who continues to thrill audiences all over the world with inspiring performances of great music.
Piotr Gajewski, a native of Poland, is the founder, artistic director and conductor of the National Philharmonic at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. A committed arts educator, Mr. Gajewski is the muscle behind the National Philharmonic's groundbreaking "All Kids, All Free, All The Time" initiative, as well as the creation of summer institutes for young string players and singers, master classes with esteemed visiting artists, and a concerto competition for high-school students.
Maestro Piotr Gajewski is one of a select group of American conductors equally at home in nearly all musical genres. He has conducted many important world premiers. He is also a winner of many prizes and awards, among them a prize at New York's prestigious Leopold Stokowski Conducting Competition and, in 2006, Montgomery County's Comcast Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Achievement Award. In 2013, the President of Poland bestowed him with Poland's Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit. A true Renaissance man, when away from music Gajewski continues to play competitive soccer, holds a law degree and a license to practice law in two states, and from 2007-2011 served on his hometown (Rockville, Maryland) City Council.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
The Kosciuszko Foundation
2025 O Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036
202 785 2320
All funds collected at the Gala will support our programs and events at the Washington D.C. Center of the Kosciuszko Foundation. Thank you for your support to the Kosciuszko Foundation!
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