The Kosciuszko Foundation invites you to a recital:
Bartosz Koziak, cello & Grzegorz Mania, piano
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 7:30 PM
The Kosciuszko Foundation: 15 E 65th Street, New York, NY 10065
Free and open to the public. In lieu of admission, a donation towards the KF Cultural Fund is highly appreciated. Seats are limited. Registration and proof of vaccination are required.
The recital is financed within the scope of the Multiannual Program INDEPENDENT 2017-2022, as part of the "Cultural Bridges" subsidy program of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute".
Simon Laks: Sonata for cello and piano
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante un poco grave
Karol Rathaus: Rapsodia notturna
Mieczysław Wejnberg: Sonata No. 2 for cello and piano op. 63
Bartosz Koziak is the winner of the 3rd Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in 2001 in Warsaw, Poland, a winner of the 2nd prize at the International Cello Competition in Tongyeong (Korea) in 2006 ("Isang Yun in memoriam"), winner of the 2nd prize at the Mikola Lysenko Competition in Kiev in 2007 as well as winner of the International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition in Kraków, a laureate and a winner of a special prize at the Prague Spring Music Festival in 2006. Bartosz Koziak also received prizes at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2002 and the ARD competition in Münich in 2005. In 2003, he received a special prize of the Polish Cultural Foundation awarded by Ewa Podleś. MORE
Grzegorz Mania graduated with distinction from the Music Academy in Krakow, where he studied piano under Professor Stefan Wojtas. He is also a graduate (distinction) of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was tutored by Martin Roscoe, Charles Owen and Caroline Palmer. Grzegorz is also a graduate of the Jagiellonian University, where he read law and obtained a PhD for a dissertation about music and copyright. In 2019 he got a habilitation degree at the Music Academy in Krakow. He works as a soloist, with orchestra, as an accompanist and chamber musician, as well as regularly duetting with Alicja Smietana, Romana Szczepaniak, violinists and Piotr Rozanski, pianist. He is a member of the Extra Sounds Ensemble – the group has recently recorded a CD for Solo Musica, Munchen with pieces by Corelli, Vivaldi, Schnittke and Kreisler. MORE