Last night at the AUA Auditorium, in Ratchadamnern Road, D & M Music Studio presented a Piano Recital by Katarzyna Wieczorek.
The programme consisted of
– 4 Mazurkas op.17
– Etudes no.8 op.10 and no 12 op.10 the “Revolutionary”
– Nocturne C sharp minor op.posthume
– Scherzo in b minor
W.A. Mozart- Rondo in D major
S. Rachmaninow – 1st mv from the 2nd Piano Sonata
She played the same concert at the Goethe Institute in Bangkok on March 15 and at the British International School Phuket on 10 March.
The well constructed programme was played with much flair and ranged from the gentle Mozart rondo to the more boisterous Rachmaninow and a rousing version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Katarzyna’s bright personality shows through and she has a great stage presence.
The small but enthusiastic audience was rewarded with two encores!
Out of Germany, but Polish born, “pianist Katarzyna Wieczorek studied with Professor Matti Raekallio (of the Juilliard School in New York) at the University of Music and Drama in Hanover, wherefrom she graduated with honours.
She has won many national and international competitions and participated in numerous master classes.
As a pianist she has performed at many festivals including the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Rheingau Festival, Braunschweig Classix Festival, Spanish Brass Festival and Bebersee Festival and given concerts in Europe, America, Asia and Antarctica.
She has worked with notable professors such as Ana Chumachenko, Wolfgang Boettcher and Krzysztof Wegrzyn and played chamber music with Janusz Wawrowski, Agata Szymczewska and Claudio Bohorquez.
Katarzyna Wieczorek is the official accompanist for such international competitions as the ARD Wettbewerb München, Aeolus Wettbewerb Düsseldorf, Buenos Aires International Violin Competition and Jeju Festival in South Korea She is the collaborative pianist at the University of Music and Drama in Hanover (since 2005) and Folwang School of Music in Essen (since 2009).
Apart from classical works, Ms. Wieczorek also plays jazz and improvised music.”