Hailed by the New York Times as “an excellent young Polish pianist,” Anna Kijanowska returns to New York to the Kosciuszko Foundation‘s recital hall to delight audience with “Searching for light” recital celebrating the artistic legacy of Polish-Jewish composer Roman Ryterband. The recital features performances of guest artists: Bulgarian lyric soprano Adriana Velinova and Polish cellist Wanda Glowacka. In addition to Ryterband, the program includes pieces by Lyudmila German, Maurice Ravel and Avner Dorman.
The Polish-American pianist Anna Kijanowska has established herself as a multi-faceted musician, smoothly transitioning among her roles as a performing and recording artist, pedagogue, coach, and advocate of contemporary classical music around the world. She made her New York debut in 1997 with a live broadcast over WQXR, and has performed in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Kennedy Center and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., as well as in the Amazon basin in Brazil, the Himalayas in Nepal, and Mongolia to name a few.
Adriana Velinova is a Bulgarian lyric soprano living in New York City. She has been a Vocal Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center, where she was a soloist in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14 in a tribute concert at Seiji Ozawa Hall. Most recently, Adriana performed the lead soprano role of the Queen in Joel Martin’s ground breaking HipOpera–a wonderful mix of classical, jazz, gospel, and hip hop styles.
Wanda Glowacka is the winner of 1st prizes in the Concertino Prague International Competition and Danczowski Cello Competition, and the recipient of awards and honors, including: Fulbright Scholarship, Juilliard School Grants, Phyllis Curtin & Boston University Faculty Awards, the Hammer-Rostropovich Award, the Halsey Stevens Award and the University of Southern California Award for Musical Achievement. In the United States she’s performed at numerous concert series including Weill Recital Hall, Gardner Museum, Helen Osterlin, Harvard Club, Hoffstra Cultural Center, MAYO Performing Center, and many more.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Searching for Light: A recital by Anna Kijanowska, piano
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 E 65th Street, New York, NY 10065
Space is limited. Wine reception will follow the recital.
Tickets: $10 – KF Members, $15 – Regular admission