Polish violinist Kinga Augustyn, graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School, will perform at the Chicago Cultural Center with a repertoire entirely based on Polish compositions.
Accompanied by pianist Matthieu Cognet, the violinist will play pieces composed by Chopin (Nocturne in C-Sharp minor arr. Antoni Cofalik), Szymanowski, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and Aleksander Zarzycki.
The concert is part of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts cycle, produced since 1977 by the International Music Foundation. By offering free admission and broadcasting concerts on the WFMT Fine Arts’ radio website, the foundation aims at making concerts of notable artists accessible to a greater number of people.
Laureates of prestigious contests and performers recommended by highly-regarded international figures of the music world are invited to the Dame Myra Hess Memorial, including pianist Alfred Brendel and conductor-composer Leonard Slatkin.
Programme of the concert:
Aleksander Zarzycki, Mazurka in G-major op. 26
Aleksander Zarzycki, Introduction et Cracovienne op. 35
Fryderyk Chopin, Nocturne in C-Sharp minor, arr. Antoni Cofalik
Karol Szymanowski, Źródło Aretuszy (‘The Fountain of Arethusa’)
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Variazioni op. 4
Source: organiser’s materials, ed. AG, 29.01.2014, translated by Konstancja Dunin-Wąsowicz