Exploring the world of Chopin, discovering Polish culture, and tracing the journey of Chopin and George Sand to Majorca.
Chopin birthplace in Zelazowa Wola
Important Chopin sites in Warsaw
The beautiful city of Gdańsk
The stunning Malbork Castle
The striking city of Kraków
Valdemossa in Majorca
Chopin's birthplace in Zelazowa Wola
Church of the Holy Cross; where Chopin's heart is buried
Łazienki Park, with statue of Chopin
The beautiful city of Gdańk
Brahms and Schubert Tour 2018
William Wellborn is an internationally-recognized pianist, teacher, and lecturer, and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Association of Professional Musicians. He is a faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and records for the Marco Polo and Cambria Master Recordings labels. A scholar of historic pianists, he created and hosted the popular San Francisco radio program “Piano Legacy.” His concert tours and teaching have taken him to North and South America, Europe, and Japan.
Polish-born pianist Adam Wibrowski is a recently retired professor of piano of the Paris National Conservatory and an internationally celebrated piano educator. Founder and director of the acclaimed In Search of Chopin tours, he created the Austrian International Piano Seminar and Krakow Piano Summer programs, and is head of the European Piano Program. In addition to adjudicating at international competitions such as the Gina Bachauer, the Artur Rubinstein, and the Gilmore Festival, his professional activities include recitals, workshops, masterclasses, and lectures throughout Europe, the US, and the Far East. Wellborn and Wibrowski have been organizing and leading European tours together for nearly twenty years.
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"...THE RECITAL CLOSED WITH WELLBORN'S FIERY PERFORMANCE OF LISZT'S "MEPHISTO WALTZ," A PERFORMANCE THAT HAD THE AUDIENCE LONGING FOR STILL MORE."
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"PIANIST WILLIAM WELLBORN DISPLAYED PLENTY OF TEMPERAMENT...BONE-MANGING OCTAVES..."
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"..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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