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JAKUB KUSZLIK: BRAHMS – CHOPIN / Piano recital by the award winner of the XVIII Chopin Competition

JAKUB KUSZLIK: BRAHMS – CHOPIN / Piano recital by the award winner of the XVIII Chopin Competition

The Centre for Intercultural Creative Initiatives CROSSROADS would like to invite you to

Piano recital by the award winner of the 18th Chopin Competition

JAKUB KUSZLIK: BRAHMS – CHOPIN

Recital will be held on 12 December 2021 at 17:00 in the Performance Hall of the Centre for Culture in Lublin (12 Peowiaków Street)

Program

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897):

7 Fantasias, Op. 116

1. Capriccio in D minor
2. Intermezzo in A minor
3. Capriccio in G minor
4. intermezzo in E major
5. Intermezzo in E minor
6. Intermezzo in E major
7. Capriccio in D minor

4 Klavierstücke (4 piano pieces) Op. 119

1. Intermezzo in B minor
2. Intermezzo in E minor
3. intermezzo in C major
4. Rhapsody in E flat major

Intermission

FRYDERYK CHOPIN (1810-1849):

Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49

4 Mazurkas Op. 301
1. Mazurka in C minor
2. Mazurka in B minor
3. Mazurka in D flat major
4. Mazurka in C sharp minor

Sonata in B minor Op. 58

 

JAKUB KUSZLIK is a highly gifted student of Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. Award winner – 4th Prize and The Polish Radio Prize for the best performance of mazurkas – of the 18th Chopin Competition. He won second prize in the 10th Ignacy J. Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (2016), was a semi-finalist of the Beethoven Competition in Bonn (2017) and has won many prizes in other piano competitions, including the Silesia Institution for the Promotion and Dissemination of Music (IPiUM) award in the young artists’ section of the 49th Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk (2015), second prize in the 10th Artur Rubinstein In Memoriam Competition in Bydgoszcz, the Grand Prize and first place award in the 13th Ludwik Stefański and Halina Czerny-Stefańska Competition in Płock. Jakub Kuszlik has also received scholarships from the Czarnecki Foundation and the Bydgoszcz City Mayor. He has played concerts in Poland and abroad, including in the United States, Japan, Vietnam, Germany, Italy, Greece, Norway and Iceland.

In November 2018 the pianist performed with great success at the Lincoln Center in New York. In March 2019 he won second prize in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition in New York and in June 2019 third prize in the Top of the World International Piano Competition in Tromso. His piano repertoire is very extensive and diverse, although he specializes in interpreting classical works. Jakub Kuszlik is also a finalist in the 18th International Chopin Competition, the final of which is ongoing.

In a review of the competition, Jed Distler in The Gramophone wrote:

I’ve tended to focus on pianists whose particular character traits, talents and quirks (or lack thereof) readily manifest themselves. Consequently, several ‘dark horses’ have nearly escaped my attention, such as Jakub Kuszlik. I rewatched Kuszlik’s second-stage performance and quickly realised just how seriously I had underestimated him. [….] Indeed, Kuszlik is so musical that you only notice his remarkable virtuosity after the fact. He was born to play Chopin.

Read the full review here

 

Tickets available at the box office of the Centre for Culture in Lublin and at www.bilety24.pl

 

PROMOTER: Centre for Intercultural Creative Initiatives CROSSROADS

PARTNER: Centre for Culture in Lublin

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