Program will feature works of Chopin, Szymanowski, and Kapustin.
About the pianist
Recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Polish Minister of Culture, and laureate of the Award for Outstanding Polish Citizen Abroad, pianist and harpsichordist Magdalena Baczewska [pronounced BaCHEVska] has been praised for her "world-class playing" (The American Record Guide). Growing up in a family of musicians, Magdalena started piano instruction at the age of five, and at twelve made her orchestra debut. As a winner of international piano competitions, she has appeared worldwide as a solo artist and in orchestral performances. Hailed as "imaginative and instructive, a player of taste, purity of tone, and clarity of line," Magdalena appeared on major radio shows across America and Europe, including NPR, WQXR, and Voice of America.
She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music (C. Keene), along with Bachelor and Master's Degree from the Mannes College of Music, New School University (J. Rose). She is Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, and the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University in New Jersey. Every Summer, Magdalena joins the faculty of the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, and The New York Piano Festival, both in New York City. Among the master classes she has given were remote master classes using Yamaha Disklavier and the Remote Lesson technology.
Magdalena was among the jurors of the International Chopin Competition at Columbia University, and the Mozart Concerto Competition at the Manhattan School of Music. She is also a published music critic (New York Concert Review).
Her 2008 CD "A Tribute to Glenn Gould," containing Bach's Goldberg Variations received high critical acclaim. The subsequent 2-CD album "Music for Dreams" was released in collaboration with BLUESLEEP, a medical team specialized in research and treatment of sleep disorders. Magdalena continues to create music for health and wellness as Artistic Director at BLUESLEEP Music.
tickets: $20/$15 KF Members and Students