Join us for the All-Beethoven recital by Roman Markowicz, piano coinciding with the 50th anniversary of his arrival in New York. The concert will also feature guest cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, member of the esteemed ensemble Trio Solisti. This will be the first piano recital after Foundation's piano recent restoration. The concert will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.
ROMAN MARKOWICZ, piano
Guest appearance by Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello
Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 E 65th Street, New York, NY 10065
Tickets: $15 - Regular Admission/ $10 - KF Members, Seniors, Students
Roman Markowicz - Polish born pianist has been a New York resident for nearly half a century. He graduated from Manhattan School of Music with Harold Bauer Award (B.M.) as a student of Artur Balsam, then continued his piano studies in The Juilliard School (M.M.) taking lessons from Ania Dorfman. As a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Markowicz performed throughout the Eastern U.S. and in Europe. For last three decades Mr. Markowicz has been active as a music reviewer for the Polish-language publications on both sides of the ocean (Nowy Dziennik, Kurier Plus, Ruch Muzyczny) then three seasons ago as an English-language contributor and critic he joined the NY staff of the well-known French classical music website Concertonet.com.
Cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach has been lauded by the press for the "gripping emotion" and "powerful artistry" of her interpretations; qualities which have led to a career striking for its wide range of artistic collaborations. She has appeared extensively in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras across the United States, as well as in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America, with such conductors as Mstislav Rostropovich, James DePreist and Peter Oundjian. Her recording with pianist Fabio Bidini of the Franck and Rachmaninoff Sonatas is released on the Encore Performance label. MORE