10 Words To Describe the Pianist:
1. Poetic -sensitive, music interpretations
2. Mystic - relish in suspense and mystery, especially when talking/performing live
3. Vintage - 1920s 1930s look & style. very interested in the pre-WWII music scene
4. Inquisitive -a philosopher, sharing the nuances of music through blogging and concert talks
5. Creative - thinking outside the box; love to arrange and compose music
6. Neurotic - urban dweller, wandering Jew, appears "balanced" on the outside but have a furious "flame" that comes through from time to time.
7. Reflective -favourite composer is Schubert, a "Classical-Romantic" composer and abundant writer of songs.
8. Compassionate - sensitive to community needs
9. A Storyteller - always searching for the common thread/narrative in every concert program
10. An Ambassador - for presenting various world cultures/ethnic music in my repertoire; searching for intersections
Brahms op. 83
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Hailed as “rapturous and glowing” by International Record Review and “an inspirational and devoted pianist” by Life & Arts – Financial Times, this Polish-Canadian pianist has performed throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia in prestigious concert halls. He has performed with many orchestras, including the Polish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Windsor Symphony, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Poznan Philharmonic, Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic with conductors such as Jerzy Maksymiuk, Alain Trudel and David Amos. He has also performed in numerous International Festivals such as Chopin and His Europe in Warsaw, Poland; Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy; Chopiniana in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and the Pre-LSO Concert Series in London, UK.
Dedicated to giving back to the country that nurtured him as an artist, he was recently awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to perform outreach concerts for remote, Indigenous communities in Canada, together with five other pianists.
He is the recipient of numerous scholarships and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and other foundations for promoting the works of exiled Jewish composers of the early 20th century including Szymon Laks, Karol Rathaus, Józef Koffler, Władysław Szpilman, Viktor Ullmann, Alfred Schnittke, György Ligeti, György Kurtág, among others.