Currently about half way through their tour of Japan and China, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic (conducted by Antoni Wit) will now be looking forward to their final two concerts in China's capital, Beijing.
The Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic, photo: Jarosław Deluga-Góra (www.filharmonia.pl)
Currently about half way through their tour of Japan and China, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic (conducted by Antoni Wit) will now be looking forward to their final two concerts in China's capital, Beijing
Travelling together with five of the six laureates of the last (16th) International Chopin Piano Competition
(namely Yulianna Avdeeva, Lukas Geniušas, Ingolf Wunder, Daniil Trifonov and François Dumont), the National Philharmonic Orchestra
has already performed in the Japanese cities of Sendai, Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya and Sapporo.
Each of the Japanese concerts has been comprised of a solo recital section, during which three of the laureates have played works by Fryderyk Chopin
, and a concerto section, in which the two remaining finalists gave performances of Chopin's two piano concertos.
The two Beijing concerts will be comprised entirely of orchestral repertoire, with the Chopin Competition's winner, Yulianna Avdeeva, playing Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor. In addition, the National Philharmonic will perform Stanisław Moniuszko
's Bajka / Story, Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and a selection from Brahms's Hungarian Dances and Dvořák's Slavonic Dances.
Following the completion of their Asian tour, the National Philharmonic will next appear with laureates of the Witold Lutosławski
Violin Competition on the 10 February 2011.
Full details of the National Philharmonic's tour of Japan and China can be found at www.filharmonia.pl.