The concert Sounds of the Mickiewiczian World…. is a musical tale of romanticism expressed through the music of Frederic Chopin. Many historical testimonies prove that Adam Mickiewicz was open and sensitive to Chopin’s music, while Chopin’s Ballades allude to Adam Mickiewicz’s Ballads and Romances with their narrative character and balladic tone. The concert program will include Fryderyk Chopin’s Ballade in F minor, as an expression of reference to Mickiewicz’s work, the Rain Prelude in D flat major, two Nocturnes, Op. 27, evoking a mood of night and mystery, as well as the Andante spianato and the Grande Polonaise in E flat major, Op. 22 – an outstandingly virtuosic work, full of elegance and salon panache.
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Dominika Peszko – soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue. She graduated from the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Cracow in the piano class of Prof. Andrzej Pikul and in the chamber music class of Prof. Janina Romańska-Werner and Prof. Janina Baster. She also honed her skills under the guidance of outstanding pianists, including Dina Yoffe, Kevin Kenner, Paul Badura-Skoda and Boris Berman. In 2015-2018, she was a beneficiary of the Young Talent Training Program-Academy of the Opera Theatre of the Grand Theatre-National Opera in Warsaw, where she gained the knowledge and experience necessary to work as a vocal tutor-coach, including under Helmut Deutsch, Izabella Klosinska, Anna Marchwinska, Jerzy Marchwinski, Olga Pasiecznik, Eytan Pessen, Matthias Rexroth and others. In 2016, she participated in the ENOA Workshop Rossini program at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. She is a laureate and finalist in national and international solo and chamber music competitions, including Svirel in Slovenia, Internzionale Concorso Musicale Europeo – Premio Speziale “Paolo Serrao” in Italy, International Chopin Piano Tournament named after H. and L. Stefanski in Cracow, S. Moniuszko International Piano Competition of Slavonic Music in Belarus. Winner of the prize for the best pianist of the 19th Imrich Godin International Vocal Competition Iuventus Canti in Vrablach, Slovakia (2017), the 19th Ada Sari International Competition of Vocal Art and the International Vocal Competition “Amber Nightingale” in Rivne, Ukraine. Scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2009), Creative Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2019). Laureate of the Ars Quaerendi Prize (together with the Master – Małgorzata Walewska).
As a soloist, she has given concerts with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, the Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, the Opole Philharmonic Orchestra, the Podkarpackie Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, among others. Her achievements include numerous premieres of new and experimental music, often using multimedia tools. She is a member of the Music Center Artistic Association, which brings together performers of contemporary music.
In 2022, the pianist performed Olivier Messiaen’s monumental cycle 20 Views of the Child Jesus in its entirety. She is the third performer of this cycle in Poland (after Eugeniusz Knapik and Jerzy Godziszewski) and the first Polish woman pianist to take on this challenge.
Dominika Peszko’s phonographic output includes an album with the complete works of Polish Romantic era composer Kazimierz Lubomirski, as well as a premiere recording of songs by Emanuel Kania (together with Dawid Biwo).
Dominika Peszko currently works as an assistant professor in the Department of Vocal Performance at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow.
Tickets: PLN 3, available at tickets.krakowskieforum.pl and at the NCF box office.
The event is realized as part of the project Ballads and Romances – new readings, new reflections.
The project was co-financed from funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Fund for Promotion of Culture – a state purpose fund, within the framework of the “Ballads and Romances 2022” program.
Location: Krakow Cultural Forum, Mikołajska Street, Krakow, Poland
Start: from 17:00
Tickets: PLN 3
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