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Christmas with Krystian

Thursday, December 19, 2013, at 7:00pm

Pianist Krystian Tkaczewski returns to the KF for a holiday piano recital. 

Krystian is pursuing his splendid  piano career in the  USA, Asia, and Europe. In 2007, the Hartt School of Music graduate had a triumphant Carnegie Hall debut. He has been a laureate of numerous piano competitions including: 2001-European Piano Competition in Bari, Italy (Grand Prize); 2006 -CSMTA Piano Competition in Hartford, CT (Gold prize); 2009 -American Protégé Piano Competition in New York – 1st prize; and 2010- Jose Iturbi  Music Competition in Los Angeles ( Finalist). 

"Tkaczewski was elegant, showed in-depth knowledge, played with passion, showed power-house technic. Reading  of Rachmaninov and of Prokofiev was excellent. Szymanowski  was exquisitely shaped, showing lovely shadings and contrasts of dynamics.  He showed devotion and natural affinity for music of his homeland."

- Anthony Aibel, New York Concert Review 

The Program:

 F.Chopin-Nocturne in C minor op. 48, no. 1

 F. Chopin- Scherzo in E major, op. 54

 F. Chopin-4 Mazurkas, op. 30

 F. Chopin- Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise, op. 22


 F. Chopin- 4 Mazurkas, op. 17

 P.I. Tchaikovsky (arr. Pletnev)-Nutcracker

  1. March
  2. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy 
  3. Tarantella 
  4. Intermezzo 
  5. Trepak (Russian Dance) 
  6. The Tea (Chinese Dance) 
  7. "Pas de Deux", Andante Maestoso


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