Poland's Alicja Lizer-Molitorys joins Japan's Rinko Yoshino for a recital series of works spanning Chopin, Dobrzyński, Bizet and Verdi, accompanied by a special premiere performance of Sheller's Song of the Brightness of Water and a programme of Japanese works
Fragment of poster for the concert in Nagoya
Alicja Lizer-Molitorys of Poland joins Rinko Yoshino of Japan for a recital series of works by Chopin, Dobrzyński, Bizet and Verdi, accompanied by a special premiere performance of Sheller's Song of the Brightness of Water and a programme of contemporary Japanese works
Alicja Lizer-Molitorys began playing the flute at age 10, after several years of piano study, and fell in love with the instrument. She graduated from the prestigious Music Academy in Katowice with honours in 2000, and went on to study at the Music Academy in Malmö on scholarship under Professor Anders Ljungar-Chapelon. She's participated in master classes with world greats like Goran Marcusson, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Peter Lloyd, Elena Duran and Alexa Still, and has received a number of international prizes, including the Meg Rivers Prize at the Albert Cooper Flute Competition in Stratford.
She performs around the world with ensembles including the Akademos string quartet and the Lorien harp trio. She is the first flutist with the New Music Orchestra (Orkiestry Muzyki Nowej) based in Katowice and teaches music in her native city. Lizer-Molitorys met pianist Rinko Yoshino during their studies in Malmö and began performing together in Sweden and Poland.
This season, they take their talents to Yoshino's native land. The tour kicks off in Toyota, with a performance of works ranging from a variation on Chopin's Non piu mesta to Verdi and Popp's La Traviata concerto, a series of Japanese songs including Shinohara's Kassouga, and the premiere performance of French composer William Sheller's Song of the Brightness of Water, composed especially for the concert. The duo repeats the programme in Nagoya and Yokkaichi.
Info (in Japanese) on the Toyota concert on the 17th of February at A Piacere in Toyota: a-piacere.jp/images/event/20130217/20130217.pdf
Info (in Japanese) on the Nagoya concert on the 18th of February at the Munetsugu Concert Hall: www.munetsuguhall.com/201302L3.pdf
Info (in Japanese) on the Yokkaichi on the 23rd of February at the Musike Concert Hall: www.you-yokkaichi.com/article/2013/079/02.html
Editor: Agnieszka Le Nart
Source: Polish Cultural Institute in Tokyo