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Adam Kośmieja

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KONCERT 19.00

 

Kazimierz Serocki (1922-1981)

 

A piacere – Suggestions for Piano (1962)

Sonata (1955)

            Inquietamente

            Veloce

            Elegiaco

            Barbaro

The Gnomes – Children’s miniatures (1953)

Suite of Preludes (1952)

 

 

KONCERT 20.30

 

Pierre Jodlowski (b.1971) . SERIES

 

Série Blanche (2007) for Piano and stereo soundtrack

Série Noire (2005) for Piano and stereo soundtrack

Série Bleue (2013) for Piano and stereo soundtrack

Série Rose (2012) for Piano and stereo soundtrack

 

Polish pianist Adam Kośmieja belongs to a new generation of outstanding pianist. His repertoire and performing experience range from the Baroque up through contemporary music, including experimental music. He collaborates with multiple accomplished artists. He forms a piano duo with the dynamic contemporary pianist Jenny Q Chai based both in Shanghai and New York. Other new music projects include 3xPiano (2009-2011), which combines the classical, jazz and electronic piano music, prepared in cooperation with American jazz pianist and 2014 Grammy Nominee – Christian Sands.
From 2014 he works together with Polish composer Stefan Węgłowski, on a project, which focuses on minimal music with the use of live electronics.

He gave concerts at many international piano festivals: International Festival of Contemporary Music “Warsaw Autumn” (2015), (2014), Gilmore Music Festival in the USA (2012), Mózg International Contemporary Music Festival in Bydgoszcz (2013), Polish Piano Music Festival in Słupsk (2013), Journess Polonaise a Toulouse in France (2011), International Piano Festivals in Spain (2010).

His performance of Serocki’s Pianophonie for piano, electronic sound transformation and orchestra (1978) at the Final Concert of 57th International Festival of Contemporary Music “Warsaw Autumn”, with Warsaw National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Jacek Kaspszyk was an enormous success and a highlight of the entire festival.

 

He won the 1st Prize at the Mieczysław Münz Piano Competition in New York (2009), Chopin Piano Competition at Columbia University (2010) and Josef Suk International Piano Competition in Prague (2013).

 

He performs as a soloist in Europe, USA and Asia. In New York he performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and the Yamaha Concert Artist’s Hall. Outside of Poland and USA he played in Japan, China, France, Spain, England, Sweden, Finland, Italy and Czech Republic.

Adam Kośmieja – graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, piano student of Solomon Mikowsky (2011), awarded the Harold and Helen Schonberg Piano Scholarship

(2007-2011), established in memory of the long-time leading music critic of The New York Times. In 2013 he took up doctoral studies with Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and Jerzy Sulikowski at the F.Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. He participated in piano master classes under Gary Graffman, Ivan Moravec, Andrei Gavrilov, Boris Berman, Paul Badura-Skoda, Mikhail Voskresensky, Lang Lang and Dina Yoffe. He took classes in composition with J. Mark Stambaugh, and his violin-clarinet-piano chamber trio coached under David Krakauer.