Prof. Adam Wodnicki / Polen, USA
Regents Professor of Piano
Internationally renowned pianist, recording artist and pedagogue, Polish-born artist ADAM WODNICKI has received acclaim on five continents for his dramatic
interpretations, poetic sensitivity and brilliant technique. He can be heard on Muza, Folkways, Centaur, Wergo, Altarus, Klavier, and Dux labels. Recordings of cello and piano sonatas by Dzubay,
Muczynski and Shostakovich with cellist Carter Enyeart (Centaur) and solo discs with piano works by Ignacy Jan Paderewski (Altarus) received rave notices: ‘one of the year’s best contemporary
chamber music albums’ (Chicago Tribune), ‘incontestable brilliance’ (H.C. Schonberg in American Record Guide), and ‘a recording by a master pianist’ (Journal of the American Liszt Society).
Wodnicki’s recording of the three Piano Trios by Robert Muczynski (Centaur) was chosen by a Fanfare critic as one of the top five albums on the ‘Best of 2004’ list; and the 2008 release on the
Dux label of the Piano Concertos by Serocki, Baird and Krenz received a Polish Phonographic Academy nomination for the 2009 Fryderyk Award. Adam Wodnicki has also made numerous radio and TV
recordings, including recordings of piano concertos by Serocki, Baird, Krenz and Stojowski.
He has concertized and taught in North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Far East. He has appeared in such musical centers as Kraków, Warsaw, Helsinki, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tel Aviv, Pretoria and Prague. .........
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Prof. Marek Szlezer / Polen
is one of the busiest young Polish concert pianists. He trained at Cracow Academy of Music, the Ecole Normale in Paris and the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in
Belgium, with such teachers as Ewa Bukojemska, Abdel Rahman El-Bacha, Dmitry Bashkirov and Marcella Crudeli.
He has won prizes in many important national and international competitions and numerous awards for his interpretations of works by Fryderyk Chopin.
He has performed in such venues as the Palais des Beaux Arts, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Wigmore Hall and the Salle Cortot.
His repertoire focuses on the output of Polish composers writing around the turn of the twentieth century.
For his disc featuring music by Tansman and Chopin, he won the French music critics’ prize La Clef de ResMusica and a nomination for the Polish Phonographic Academy’s ‘Fryderyk 2011’ award.
More about Marek Szlezer: http://en.chopin.nifc.pl/chopin/persons/detail/id/7731
Prof. Sun Kyung Lee / Korea
Sun Kyung Lee earned her Bachelor's degree and the Master's degree of Musicat Seoul National University in Korea. She furthered her at Boston University where she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance.
She has receivedcritical acclaim in her solo appearances with several orchestras such as Seoul Philharmonic, Pohang Philharmonic, New Seoul Philharmonic, Plovdiv Opera & Philharmonic Orchestra and Kasan Renaissance Chamber Orchestra. Sun Kyung has given solo recitals in Seoul, Hiroshima (Japan) Chiangmai (Thai), Singapore, Boston, and London.
Her passion for teaching has led her to involve numerous piano festivals, masterclasses in Korea, Japan, Thai, England, Germany and the US. Over the years, she has taught many award winning students. She also serves as a jury member of many competitions such as Piano Campus International Piano Competition.
Sun Kyung is currently a Music Director of Yeon-Eum Summer Piano Festival, a Director of Graduate school of Total Arts at Kookmin University in Korea.
Prof. Chunghwa Hur / Korea
Chunghwa Hur earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at the Seoul National University, School of Music, and doctorate degree at the University of Arizona, School of Music. She joined the Sunchon National University faculty in 1999. With colleague professors, she has launched the highly successful faculty concert series, one of the most brilliant performance series in Sunchon. She has held the summer music camp for gifted and aspiring classical pianists that enjoyed its 20th session in 2016.
Prof. Bożena M. Maciejowska / Polen, Germany
a Polish pianist. She graduated the Academy of Music in Cracow, where she studied under Janusz Dolny. She continued her piano education during postgraduate studies at Musikhochschule Trossingen in Germany and the P. Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, under Victor Merzhanov. Ms Maciejowska made her debut at the Polish Music Festival in France (Quimper), where, under the baton of Bruno Poindefert she performed Concerto E minor op. 11 no. 1 of Frederic Chopin together with the Breton Symphony Orchestra. She performs in Poland, Germany, Russia, Ukraina, Holland, France, Switzerland and Finland. In years 1994-2015 she was a pedagogue at the Chair of Piano in The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Her discography consists of two albums. First CD includes her interpretation of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frederic Chopin, Franz Schubert and Sergiej Rachmaninov. Her second album - this time only with Fryderyk Chopin works, is recorded at the Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Studio in Warsaw.
She is also the author of publications on piano interpretation. Her book, Finale of Frederic Chopin’s Sonata B minor op. 35. Analysis and interpretation, issued by the Frederic Chopin Warsaw University of Music (2011), was highly rated in country and abroad.She is the founder of the International Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Lahr/Germany/, which is being led by her since 2016.
More about Bożena Maria Maciejowska: http://www.bozenamaciejowska.com