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Free Lunchtime Concert: Anna Kijanowska (Piano)

Tuesday 02 April 2019

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Programme

John Muniz – Sonata for Piano
Łukasz Woś  – Fantasy (world premiere)
Avner Dorman – Sonata for Piano No 2 ‘Dance Suite’
Grażyna Bacewicz – Sonata for Piano No 2

Anna Kijanowska Piano

Performer

Hailed by The New York Times as “An excellent Polish pianist,” Anna Kijanowska has distinguished herself internationally as a recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. She has performed and given master classes in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Kijanowska’s concert performances represent the stunning diversity of today’s globalized classical music scene; she is equally at home performing in Carnegie Hall as the steppes of Mongolia. Her New York debut took place in 1997 with a live broadcast over WQXR, and she has to date appeared in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall (NYC), and the Kennedy Center and National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C, as well as in underserved venues such as the Amazon basin in Brazil, the Himalayas in Nepal, and Mongolia.

As a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, she has appeared in major festivals in Europe and USA, including the Kiev Festival and the Polish Composers Festival under the patronage of Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, as well as at the Washington International Piano Festival, InterHarmony Festival in Italy, Quartet Program at Bucknell University and SUNY Fredonia in New York. She has collaborated on these projects with several other renowned musicians, including violinists Charles Castleman, Sharon Roffman, and Ayano Ninomiya of Ying Quartet, pianist Blair McMillen of the Da Capo Chamber Players, and jazz pianist Leszek Możdżer. She has also been heard on WQXR in NYC, WNYC in New York, Chicago Radio, Radio New Zealand, SBS National Public Broadcasting in Australia, and has performed for television audiences in Poland, Ukraine, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand.

She holds a Doctorate and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she studied with Byron Janis. Presently she is Assistant Professor at the University of Silesia in Poland.

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