- Published on Sunday, 12 March 2017 22:30
Celebrating the Fortieth Anniversary Season (1977 – 2017)
The Chopin Foundation of the United States Presents:
A Chopin Salon Concert – March 26, 2017, 4 pm
Featuring Pianist Marek Drewnowski from Poland
Miami, The Chopin Salon Series presents a piano recital by Marek Drewnowski, an internationally acclaimed pianist and a highly respected piano teacher from Poland.
Set against the backdrop of the lovely La Gorce Country Club on Miami Beach, the Chopin Salon Concerts are open to everyone and offer an intimate opportunity to experience today’s finest classical pianists in the company of a congenial group of Chopin music lovers. Ever increasing in popularity, the last few Chopin Salon Concerts were sold out. Early reservations are recommended.
The concert will be followed by a wine reception and optional dinner.
WHEN: Sunday, March 26, 2017 4:00 PM
WHERE: La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Program: Mozart & Chopin
Tickets: Concert and wine reception free to Chopin members; non-members and guests $50;
Dinner $60 (wine, tax & service fees included).
Free valet parking.
More information at www.chopin.org
MAREK DREWNOWSKI studied piano at the Warsaw Academy of Music with Ryszard Bakst and Zbigniew Drzewiecki, and later in Krakow with Jan Hoffman.
His first noticeable success, both within Poland and abroad, came with his recording of the 12 Piano Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, issued in 1975. After listening to this recording, Leonard Bernstein invited Mr. Drewnowski to perform with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He went on to play concerts in some of the most splendid and famous concert halls in Europe, the United States and Japan.
In September 1989 Mr. Drewnowski, alongside world-famous artists such as Leonard Bernstein, Barbara Hendricks, Herman Prey and Liv Ulman, participated in the performance of a solemn concert marking the occasion of the 50th anniversary of World War II. The entire event was broadcast by television stations throughout the world. In 1991 Mr. Drewnowski received the prestigious "Orpheus" award from the Polish Artists and Musicians Association for his performance of the world premiere of Stefan Kisielewski's Piano Concerto at the Warsaw Autumn Contemporary Music Festival.
His recordings include Domenico Scarlatti's Sonatas, the Piano Concertos of C.M. von Weber released by FREQUENZ, ARTE, a series of records with TONPRESS, and of Chopin music and piano concertos in chamber form (quintet) which have been brought back to concert stages thanks to him. His recent recordings include Tansman's Second Piano Concerto and Szymanowski's 4th Symphony Concertante. He recorded Chopin's piano concerti and 19 waltzes on video compact for NVC Arts in London and New York. His recordings of Chopin's piano concerti for BELOVED ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (Dinemec) in New York and for his recordings with EXTON (OCTAVIA records) in Tokyo, have been received with high critical acclaimed.
Mr. Drewnowski is the founder and manager of the Hofmann and I.J. Paderewski Festivals in Naleczow, Poland, as well as the famous Chopin Soloists Quintet and Chopin Soloists Orchestra. He acted the role of Frederick Chopin in the movie, "The Chopin's Concert" by Krzysztof Zanussi and co-produced the film, "The Fascination of Frederic" by Izabela Cywinska.
Mr. Drewnowski has served as a professor of piano at the Schola Cantorum in Paris and at the Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland. He gives master classes all over the world. Presently, he is preparing to record Chopin's complete works.
Mr. Drewnowski is also known for his remarkable skills as a conductor.