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Chopin For My Mother - Piano Concert

Sunday, May 8, 2022, at 2:30pm

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Antoni Kleczek, age 15, studies piano with Dr. Martin Labazevitch in Washington, D.C. 

Antoni has been awarded top prizes and special awards in several competitions, including: the 2021 Bach and Baroque, Etude, and Classical Style Musicale Festivals; Washington D.C. Levine School of Music's 2020 Cogen Piano Concerto, 2020 Misben Chamber, and 2021 Martin-Engel Solo Competitions; 2019 6th Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition; 2018 Kosciuszko Foundation's Chopin Competition for Young Pianists; and several Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Piano Concerto Competitions. He participated and performed at Kosciuszko Foundation's 2019 Chopin Piano Academy and several Puerto Piano Festivals. Antoni also performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall for the Malek Jandali International Youth Piano Competition. Antoni has performed in masterclasses with Piotr Paleczny, Krzystof Jablonski, Kerill Gerstein, Jeffrey Swann, Boris Slutsky, Lambert Orkis, and Pavel Nersessian. Antoni participated in the Gregorian Arts Society's 2020 Christmas Concert for Retirement Communities and in the Annual Songs for Sarcoma Concert Series for three years.

Evelina Kleczek, age 13, studies piano with Dr. Martin Labazevitch in Washington, D.C.  

 Evelina won first prize and the best performance of a work by Karol Szymanowski in the 2020 Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Washington DC.  She is also a top prize winner of several online Musicale Festivals and Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Concerto Competitions. Evelina participated in the 2021 and 2020 Puerto Piano Festival, where she studied with Jeffrey Cohen, Michael Lewin, Golda Vainberg-Tatz, Jose Ramos Santana, Krzysztof Jablonski, Maria del Carmen Gil, and had a masterclass with Jeffrey Swann, Professor of Piano at New York University. Evelina performed in the Gregorian Arts Society's 2020 Christmas Concert for Retirement Communities and in the Annual Songs for Sarcoma Concert Series for three years.

William Hsieh, 12, is a rising 7th grader from Lexington, Virginia. He started his music journey at age 5. He is presently a student of Martin Labazevitch. William was the First Place Winner of the 2022 Ruth P. Cogen Concerto Competition's intermediate division, the 2022 Marlin Engle Solo Competition at Levine Music, and Musicale's Winter Festival in 2022. In 2020 and 2021, he attended the Puerto Rico International Piano festival, where he studied with Golda Vainberg-Tatz, Michael Lewin, Jose Ramos Santana, Jeffrey Cohen, Victor Rosenbaum, and Stanislav Khristenko. William was also a finalist of the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in 2021, the Third Prize Winner of Musicale's Winter Festival in 2021, and the Second Prize Winner of the 2020 Cogen Competition. 

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