|Katarzyna Musial, Poland, 2013|
Tour Dates: 14 - 27 May, 2013
The Polish-Canadian pianist Katarzyna Musial has performed both as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Her playing was described as "a pure delight...
15 May, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 021-68541234
The Polish-Canadian pianist Katarzyna Musial has performed both as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Her playing was described as "a pure delight... wonderfully evocative... vividly detailed... interpretation that plumbed emotional depths with harmonic coloring..." by the New York Concert Review.
As the First Prize winner of the 2011 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York, Katarzyna has also won many other competitions, including: the Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Chamber Music (Cracow), the Kay Meek Competition (Vancouver) and she has also received the Alban Berg Prize for outstanding merit (Vienna), as well as the Philip Cohen Award for outstanding performance musicianship (Montreal).
Katarzyna has appeared in the Casalmaggiore International Festival in Italy; the Gold Country Piano Institute in California; the Academie musicale de Villecroze - Piano in the XXth Century in France; the International Music Festival in Paris and also the 10th and 11th Internationale Sommerakademie in Prague, Vienna and Budapest. She has also performed in many concert halls such as the Warsaw National Philharmonic Hall, the Chan Centre in Vancouver, the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto, the Pollack Hall in Montreal and the Weill Recital Hall in New York.
Recent highlights of her performances include: a debut concert at the Carnegie Hall in New York, performances at the Vancouver Olympic Games and the Tempietto Festival Musicale della Nazioni in Rome, a worldwide live performance broadcast at WFMT (Chicago), as well as concerto performances with the Toronto Sinfonietta, the L'Orchestre Symphonique de L'Isle, the McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Bielsko Chamber Orchestra at the opening of the International Bach Festival in Poland.
Katarzyna once said: "...While I play, I strive to bring out the soul of the music that inspires me, and share its natural beauty and deep emotions with my audience..."
"Her technique is brilliant, her tone beautiful, sonorous but never harsh, with a great variety of touch, color and nuance. She had made the idiomatic rhythms and inflections of the Dances completely her own, and projected both fiery temperament and songful lyricism."
- New York Concert Review
"Full of intensity with a rarely seen virtuosity.”
- New York Concert Review