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NOSPR Katowice: Gabriela Montero / Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop / © Photo: Grzegorz Mart

Gabriela Montero premiers her own „Latin” Piano Concerto with the NOSPR and Maestra Marin Alsop in Katowice

NOSPR Katowice: Gabriela Montero / Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop / © Photo: Grzegorz Mart

On February 9, 2024, the Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero returned to Katowice after 26 years. In the NOSPR Concert Hall, she performed her “Latin” Piano Concerto with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its artistic director and first conductor, Maestra Marin Alsop.

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NOSPR Katowice: Beatrice Rana / The Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Adam Fischer / © Photo: Radosław Kaźmierczak

Beatrice Rana’s dramatic and refined Mozart with ASMF and Adam Fischer at the NOSPR in Katowice

NOSPR Katowice: Beatrice Rana / The Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Adam Fischer / © Photo: Radosław Kaźmierczak

On January 23, 2024, pianist Beatrice Rana performed at the NOSPR Concert Hall in Katowice. The Italian artist was accompanied by The Academy of St Martin in the Fields (ASMF) conducted by Maestro Adam Fischer. The program of the concert held during the week of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birthday included, among others: the most famous of the composer’s piano concertos – Concerto no. 20 in D minor, KV 466.

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ICCPI 2023 / © Photo: Marta Polanska

The ICCPI In Warsaw Means The Real Chopin

ICCPI 2023 / © Photo: Marta Polanska

The 2nd International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments (ICCPI 2023) “The Real Chopin” took place in Warsaw from October 5 to 15, 2023, organized after the success of the first edition in 2018 by the Fryderyk Chopin National Institute headed by the Director of NIFC, Dr. Artur Szklener. The initiator of this extraordinary Competition is Stanisław Leszczyński – Artistic Director of ICCPI and Deputy Director of NIFC. The project is part of the constantly developing trend of historically informed performance, and the Chopin Institute is becoming a pioneer in the field of competitive performance on period pianos.

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Music Festival Bremen 2023: Seong-Jin Cho / © Patric Leo

Seong-Jin Cho’s brilliant Klangfarbenspiel at Die Glocke during Music Festival Bremen

Music Festival Bremen 2023: Seong-Jin Cho / © Photo: Patric Leo

As part of the 34th Music Festival Bremen, on September 5, 2023, Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho – winner of the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2015) performed. For the recital program, the artist selected works by Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809), Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937) and Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856), which perfectly matched the festival’s program goals and the venue itself. The concert’s repertoire also gave the artist a wonderful opportunity to present the history of the instrument’s development, piano literature from the end of the 18th to the beginning of the 20th century, and, above all, his versatile pianistic abilities.

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