Ohlsson, Gilbert & BSO premiered Dello Joio's Piano Concerto

The Piano Concerto entitled Oceans Apart was written by New York-native composer Justin Dello Joio (the son of the celebrated American composer Norman Dello Joio, 1913-2008, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for his Meditations on Ecclesiastes) for Garrick Ohlsson, who preceded the composer by a few years at the school and who, in 1970, received worldwide attention as the first (and to date only) American to win the International Chopin Piano Competition.

More about the Concerto at BSO website.

The Last Day of the 76th International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdroj

During this week, we followed the events taking place as part of the 76th International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój (Poland). This unique festival, whose Artistic Director is the outstanding pianist Prof. Piotr Paleczny is considered to be the oldest piano event of this type in the world.
We invite you to listen to the last online broadcast from the Chopin Manor (today, at 4 pm CET).
On the Festival organizer's YouTube channel - Foundation of The International Chopin Festivals in Duszniki-Zdroj - you can also find streamings of other recitals of artists who agreed to be recorded.

Seong-Jin Cho will inaugurate the Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdroj

Today begins the 76th edition of the oldest piano festival in the world - The International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój (Poland). The Artistic Director of the festival is the outstanding Polish pianist Piotr Paleczny. The festival will be inaugurated on August 6, 2021 by the Master Recital of Seong-Jin Cho - the winner of the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2015). The recital will be broadcast on Polish Radio The 2nd Channel. During the recital Seong-Jin Cho will perform the following program:
Leoš Janáček (1854 – 1928) - Piano Sonata in E flat minor "October 1, 1905"
Karol Szymanowski (1882 – 1937) - Masks Op. 34
Fryderyk Chopin (1810 – 1849) 4 Scherzos: No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20, No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31, No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39, No. 4 in E major, Op. 54
Broadcast starts at 20.00 CET - Polish Radio

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