The 'Gdańsk Pianists to the City' Festival aims to present to a wider audience pianists associated with Gdańsk, mainly students of the Gdańsk piano school. This year's edition will take place on 7-13 September 2020, featuring five online concerts. The artists will perform at the Old Town Hall in Gdańsk.
We will hear lecturers, graduates and students of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk as well as students of music academies in Bydgoszcz and Kraków, Polish participants of the 18th Chopin Piano Competition and this year's graduates of Gdańsk music schools.
The inaugural concert will feature music by 20th century composers, including Preludes by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Sergei Bortkiewicz, and two famous piano cycles – Masks by Karol Szymanowski and Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel. On the second evening there will be two Chopin semi-recitals. The third concert will be performed by this year's piano graduates of the Feliks Nowowiejski Music School in Gdańsk. Saturday evening will open with the semi-recital by Maciej Gański – a recognized Gdańsk musician and lecturer of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk. We will hear works by Fryderyk Chopin, Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Karol Szymanowski. The second part of the concert will feature Furmańska & Kuchniak Piano Duo based in Gdańsk, who will present works by Juliusz Zarębski, Karol Mikuli and Leopold Godowski. The festival will end with a recital by Piotr Słopecki – an outstanding Polish pianist and lecturer of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk.
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