Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale


Wednesday May 22nd 7.30 pm

Michal Szymanowski (piano)

Chopin: Nocturne in F minor Op 55 no 1

Chopin: Ballade no 2 in F Op 38

Chopin: Mazurkas Op 59

Chopin: Polonaise in F sharp minor Op 44

Schumann: Études symphoniques Op 13

Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand

Michal Szymanowski was born in 1988 in Poland and graduated with honours from the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (piano and conducting). Subsequentely he honed his skills with Eldar Nebolsin at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. At present he works as an assistant lecturer at his alma mater. He has won top awards in a number of national and international piano competitions, including the Chopin Competition in Darmstadt (2017), MozARTè Competition in Aachen (2016), Chopin Competition in Daegu, Korea (2015), Zarebski Competition in Warsaw (2012), Yamaha Competition in Katowice (2011) and Paderewski Competition in Bydgoszcz (2010). In 2015 he was the highest placed quarter-finalists in the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. He has performed in many concerts across Europe and throughout the world, including the Palace of Nations in Geneva, the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican (a concert for Pope Benedict XVI, in front of an audience of 5,000 invited guests) and at Warsaw's Belweder Palace for the Polish President. He has recorded two solo albums featuring compositions by Chopin, Paderewski, Szymanowski and Wieniawski, to considerable critical acclaim.


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