Exploring the world of Chopin, discovering Polish culture, and tracing the journey of Chopin and George Sand in Majorca.
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Krakow Piano Summer
Faculty: Adam Wibrowski, Hubert Rutkowski, Krzysztof Ksiazek, and William Wellborn
July 28-August 13
Pro Musica Bona Foundation invites talented young pianists from all over the world to participate in the 2020 Krakow Piano Summer. The program will be held in July 2020. Masterclasses, practice, preparation for performance and discussions will be offered near the Old City of Krakow, known for its unique, time-honored and distinguished approach to European culture and traditions. In Krakow, where the paths on Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, Artur Rubinstein and Karol Szymanowski crossed, these traditions extend particularly to the legendary school of Polish piano playing.
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Designed for the serious adult student with the desire to improve or refresh knowledge and performance skills, this workshop will develop your piano performance at intermediate and advanced levels. You will work with professional piano instructors who are also performing artists. Learn music theory and take private lessons and Master Classes, with plenty of time set aside for practice.
Your workshop will begin with a faculty recital on Sunday evening followed by a reception to meet instructors and fellow students. Classes and lessons will begin on Sunday, continuing throughout the week. Your experience will conclude with a performance recital open to the public in the beautiful new Lowman Concert Hall; you will be expected to perform, but not required.
Skill level: Pianists aged 25 or older at intermediate to advanced level (amateurs and professionals). When you enroll, you will submit a list of performance-ready repertoire.
Faculty: Dr. Douglas Ashcroft, Dr. Antoinette Perry, and Dr. William Wellborn
Dates: June 19-24, 2022
"...THE RECITAL CLOSED WITH WELLBORN'S FIERY PERFORMANCE OF LISZT'S "MEPHISTO WALTZ," A PERFORMANCE THAT HAD THE AUDIENCE LONGING FOR STILL MORE."
Contra Costa Times
"PIANIST WILLIAM WELLBORN DISPLAYED PLENTY OF TEMPERAMENT...BONE-MANGING OCTAVES..."
Santa Barbara News Press
"..ASTONISHING DELICACY AND BRILLIANCE..A GRANDLY CONCEIVED, MATURE, OFTEN COMPELLING PERFORMANCE OF LISZT'S B MINOR SONATA. HERE, CLEARLY IS A PIANIST WHO THINKS ABOUT THE DRAMATIC RHETORICAL MEANINGS OF THE NOTES HE PLAYS."
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