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26th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth
Jekaterina and Stanisław Drzewieccy
16 maja 2018 (we) - 18:00

Tickets:15/20 PLN

Please book a ticket in advance.
tel.: 56 682 79 30
e-mail: osrodek@szafarnia.art.pl


The concert will be held at the Grand Hall of the Artus Court Cultural Centre in Toruń
(Rynek Staromiejski 6, Toruń)


Siergiej Rachmaninow
6 pieces op. 11: Barcarolle, Scherzo, Thème russe, Valse, Romance, Glory
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Fryderyk Chopin
Variations in D major on a theme of T. Moore for four hands
Moritz Moszkowski
3 Spanish Dances
Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance in G minor
Hungarian Dance in D minor
Hungarian Dance in F sharp minor
Aram Chaczaturian

Sabre Dance
Astor Piazzolla
Adios Nonino


Jekaterina and Stanisław Drzewiecki created piano duo in 2010. She-Russian from Riga, he-Polish from Warsaw get married and decided to connect their music skills and talants in common artistic way. Concerts by Piano Duo Jekaterina and Stanislaw Drzewieccy for four hand and two pianos are enjoyed by audience, because of interesting and varied program. They include to repertoire little known piano pieces and also special dedications from composers. Artists took part in prestige national and international Festivals with solo and symphonic programs for 2 pianos. The Piano Duo have recorded for the Polish Television. The artists were jury members of International Piano Competitions in Poland and Czech Republic. They recorded shared CD Sagrada Familia with music by contemporary composer  Krzysztof Kobyliński in 2013.

Jekaterina Drzewiecka has a huge repertoire, which she has performed in many European countries like Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Great Britain, France, Estonia, Russia, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Macedonia, Belgia, Ethopia, Bialorus, Ukraine and Poland. The pianist has performed with many great conductors like Andris Nelson, Igor Pulatiuk, Normund Vaicis, Andris Vecumnieks, Marek Moś, Czesław Grabowski, Monika Stefaniak, Rafal Janiak, Jerzy Swoboda,  and orchestras: Latvian National Symphonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Sinfonia Concertante, Chamber Orchestra Aukso,  Quartet Prima Vista, Lvov Symphonic Orchestra,  Symphonic Orchestra of  Bydgoszcz Philharmonic, Symphonic Orchestra of Czestochowa Philharmonic, Symphonic Orchestra of Zielona Gora Philharmonic. Jekaterina Drzewiecka has been given main prizes at many national and International piano competitions in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic and France. Jekaterina Drzewiecka won Grand Prix at International Piano Competition in Prague in 2015. She is a laureate of ArtNoble prize in Warsaw. The artist has been invited to numerous music festivals in Europe. Educated by world class professors: Sergejs Osokins, Stanislav Igolinsky, Tatiana Shebanova.  In 2014 Jekaterina Drzewiecka got a magister degree in Andrzej Jasinski’s class in Felix Nowowiejski Musical Academy in Bydgoszcz.

Stanisław Drzewiecki at the age of six, had his first concert tour in Japan while appearing with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra. After his great success and enthusiastic reactions the audience and musical critics, he was invited to play in numerous concert hall in Tokio (Opera City Concert Hall, Suntory Hall, Orchard Hall, Metropolitan Art Space, Bunka Kaikan), Jokohamy (Minato Mirai), Osaki (Symphony Hall), Hamamatsu, Sapporo. With Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra (conductor A. Anikhanov), Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra he played Piano Concertos by F. Chopin nr 1, S. Rachmaninov  nr 2 and P. Tchajkovski nr 1.  He has appeared in many of the world’s famous concert venues including those in: London (Victoria & Albert Museum), Bergen (The Grieg Hall), Tallinn (Estonia Hall), Vienna (Schőnbrunn Palace), Mexico City (Palacio de Bellas Artes), Canada (Queen Elizabeth Hall – Vancouver, Winspear Centre – Edmonton), the United States (Walt Disney Concert Hall – Los Angeles, Chicago Symphony Hall, Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center – Philadelphia, Gusman Hall – Miami), all Polish Philharmonics. Stanislaw Drzewiecki inaugurating a number of prestigious cultural events: the concert season in Basel, Chopin Festival in Canada, Europalia – Poland in Belgium, Days of Polish Music in Austria, Festival de Radio France et de Montpellier, Denmark Radio Festival in Copenhagen, 6th Festival Cultural de Mayo at Teatro Degollado in Guadalaja, Chopin Year in Stocholm, Tiran and Skopje. Stanislaw Drzewiecki performed with great success in the world’s unquestionably most prestigious venue – Carnegie Hall (Isaac Stern Auditorium) in New York, and received enthusiastic reactions from both the audience and musical critics. Stanisław Drzewiecki won Grand Prix Award – European Television Competition  in Alicante, the 10th Eurovision Grand Prix for Young Musicians in Bergen, International S. Rachmaninov Competition in Moscow and he is the youngest laureate ever accorded the Paszport Polityki Award. He has recorded 11 CD, SACD and DVD published in Poland, Japan, USA and German. Educated by great profesor: Viera Nosina, Tatiana Shebanova, Victor Mierżanov iand Andrzej Jasiński.