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Anna Kijanowska
March 1, 2018New CD Lush and New Book on Szymanowski Available worldwide!My new CD Lush: Three piano Sonatas by Liszt, Woś and Bacewicz on the prestigious Romeo Records label is now available worldwide. To download or purchase online:

On Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/0Mspv9dUb44raFYFhcIK9P

On Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Lush-Liszt-Bacewicz-Anna-Kijanowska/dp/B07C9JGPY1

My book on Karol Szymanowski's Mazurkas was just published by the University of Silesia Press and is available for purchase at: http://wydawnictwo.us.edu.pl/node/17323?language=en

January 12, 2014China Tour 2014

Anna will tour China from March 3-17 where she will perform several solo recitals, give master classes and perform Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin with the Hubei Orchestra under Xun Sun. The solo recitals will be presented by the Wu Promotion Management and sponsored by the Jiuzhaigou Natural Wine Industry Co., Ltd.

http://www.jiuzhaihong.cn/web/


September 20, 20122012-2013 Concert Season

During the 2012-2013 concert season Anna will celebrate a Szymanowski year (in honor of the 130th anniversary of his birth and the 75th anniversary of his death), as well as the centennial of Witold Lutosławski's birth with solo recitals, chamber music and concerti performances in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. She is particularly looking forward to her debut performances in Mongolia and Vietnam, and excited about returning to Singapore, China, the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia. Highlights of her 2012-2013 performance calendar include appearances at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, recitals at Yale and Richmond Universities, the Kosciuszko Foundation, the Polish Consulate in New York, and performances at festivals in Poland, Germany and Australia. (PolArtFestival in Perth)

Anna's forthcoming concerti performances include Lutosławski's piano concerto, Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Winds. She will also appear with violinist Sharon Roffman for a number of engagements on the east coast of the USA, performing music by Szymanowski, Lutosławski, Górecki and Franck.

Once again residing on the east coast, Anna is a member of the piano faculty at the College of William and Mary, as well as the faculty of Richmond University during the Spring 2012 semester.

2011 was a busy year, featuring a three-month long tour across Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The opening recitals in Jakarta and Singapore were devoted to the music of Liszt, the 2011 Rome Prize Winner Lei Liang, Chopin and Bacewicz. "Liszt and Chopin on the Lake" at the Singaporian Botanical Gardens was especially memorable thanks to the sizeable audience of over 2000 people and the climate - Anna had to put her Bikram Yoga experience to work while playing Liszt's Sonata in B Minor in weather with 90% humidity! It was quite a memorable performance. After Singapore, she moved on to New Zealand, giving a number of concerts in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Hamilton and Christchurch. While there, she collaborated with soprano Olga Gryniewicz and flutist Adriana Lis on the premiere of "Polish Dances" by New Zealander Anthony Richie. Continuing on to Australia, Anna presented a recital in Sydney and Melbourne entitled "Drive Blues," dedicated to contemporary music from around the world.

During 2011, Anna taught Master Classes at the Jakarta Conservatory, LaSalle College of the Arts, New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Waikato, University of Otago in New Zealand and St. Thomas University in Manila. She was also invited to present a lecture-recital during the 5th Singapore Piano Pedagogy Symposium at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore.


2010Highlights

Anna was featured in the "Chopin on the Rocks" concert with "one of the greatest revelations of polish jazz", Leszek Możdżer and Alizma.

October 2nd at the Springs Preserve, Las Vegas.

Anna was celebrating Fryderyk Chopin's 200th Birthday Year with musical appearances in many parts of the world. In June she was featured as soloist in two performances of Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 with the Sinfônica do Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil. She also taught a number of master classes in several venues: the Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná, the Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane, Australia, the Australian National University in Canberra and the Music Conservatory in Hobart, Tasmania, among others. She appeared in a number of live broadcasts on radio and television, not only in Brazil and Australia but in New Zealand as well. In addition, Anna gave over a dozen solo recitals in Curitiba, Brasilia,Chirstchurch, Te Anau, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney and Hobart throughout June, July and August.

Anna opened the 2010 season with a joint recital featuring acclaimed violinist Ayano Ninomiya, at the Polish Consulate in New York City. The program celebrates Grazyna Bacewicz's music, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of her birth in 2009. The same concert was presented at UNLV in Las Vegas on February 18th, in Doc Rando Hall.

On March 21, Anna collaborated with another esteemed musician, pianist Blair McMillen of Da Capo Players. This program included the famous Fantasty in f minor for Four Hands by Schubert, as well as a piece by contemporary composer Fredrick Kaufman titled, "Yin and Yang: A Dialogue for Two Grand Pianos." The concert will take place at UNLV. Later in the summer, Anna presented a solo recital of contemporary music (compositions by Lei Liang, Fredrick Kaufman, Virko Baley, and Jason Thorpe Buchanan) at the La Salle Music Academy in Singapore.

Anna celebrated the Chopin Year with solo recitals, lectures and master classes all over the world including the USA and Europe. She gave lectures and master classes at Bard College in NY and for the Music Teachers National Association in Las Vegas, Newport News and Maryland. She was also invited to serve as a juror for the Chopin Competition in Jakarta, Indonesia.


2008Highlights

Anna has been appointed a visiting professor at the UNLV in Las Vegas.

In October she celebrated the birthdays of two prominent living composers: Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki and Virko Baley. She performed Gorecki’s piano concerto at the Polish Composers Festival in Bielsko-Biala, Poland and Baley’s Klytemnestra at UNLV in Las Vegas.

Anna will returned to Harvard University on October 25, to present an evening of music by Karol Szymanowski. There were performances, talks and a documentary movie by Dagnara Drzazga. The same program was once again held in the Polish Consulate in NYC, on October 28.

On November 19th Anna celebrated 90 years of Polish Independence at the Corcoran Museum in Washington DC featuring the music of Chopin, Paderewski, Bacewicz and Szymanowski.

Anna also appeared on the Ewell Concert Series at the College of William and Mary with the esteemed violinist, Charles Castleman on November 15th.

News from Asia:

Anna spent most of the summer of 2008 in Thailand, where she taught, performed and scuba-dived. She appeared on Thai TV and gave master-classes for the Bangkok Chopin Society. She also visited Angkor Watt in Cambodia and was moved by the beauty of the Kingdom and the unspoiled land.

In January Anna presented master-classes and recitals in Hong-Kong (Baptist University) and Singapore (Nanwang Academy of Fine Arts).

Anna was invited to present a solo recital at the prestigious National Gallery series in Washington, D.C. on June 8.

The same program was presented at the College of William and Mary (April 27th), Forte’s Salon in New Haven (May 1) and the Polish Society at Harvard University (May 2.)

Press Coverage of the Events:

HamptonRoads.com

The DoG Street Journal

Anna was also invited to perform for the LIKHA'T DIWA Foundation in Las Vegas on May 17. The proceeds will benefit music students in the USA and Philippines.

Anna was named “one of the world’s greatest pianists” by the Indian PRWire, after an eclectic collaborative performance entitled “East meets West,” with Chakrapani Singh on the geet’ar and Vinod Pathak on the tabla. The performance and the master class took place at Alliance Francaise in New Delhi, India in January, and it was reviewed by the Times of India.

On the same trip Anna visited Nepal and the Himalayas, and she successfully reached the Mt. Everest Base Camp.


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