Music at  ST MARY'S   Perivale


Saturday 24 September 12.00 noon onwards

The Alkan Society Day

12 noon Annual General Meeting
(this won't be broadcast)

1 pm : Tomasz Kamieniak piano recital

Haydn – Alkan: Andante from Symphony no 36 Hob. I:94 (6')

Alkan: Troisieme Recueil de Chants Op 65 (19')
1. Vivante 2. Esprit follets 3. En Canon à l'Octave
4. Tempo giusto 5. Horace et Lydie 6. Barcarolle

Alkan: Overture Op 39 no 11 (16')

Chopin: Piano sonata no 3 in B minor Op 58 (26')
Allegro / Scherzo / Largo/ Presto (with a Liszt variant)

Tomasz Kamieniak is a pianist and composer who enjoys playing Liszt and Alkan as well as less known composers. He graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, and also studied with Professor Rolf-Dieter Arens at the University of Music in Weimar, Konstantin Scherbakov, Zbigniew Raubo, and Leslie Howard in London. He was awarded the special prize at the 4th International Liszt Competition in Weimar. He recorded piano works by Józef Wieniawski as the winner of the Grand Prix at the 4th Competition for a Recording Project “Forgotten Polish Music”.

Highlights of his solo performances include: the Alkan Concerto for Solo Piano at the Indian Summer in Levoca Music Festival, the Piano Extravaganza Festival in Sofia and during recitals given in Kiev, Weimar, London, Bayreuth and Swietokrzyska Philharmonic in Kielce, and the Alkan Symphony for Solo Piano in the Academy of Music in Katowice, as well as in Bielsko-Biala and Zakopane. In 2008, during a three-part recital at the Steingraeber Haus in Bayreuth, he performed all Wagnerian transcriptions of Liszt on his piano from 1876. Tomasz also performed Liszt's two-piano arrangement of the Faust Symphony with Leslie Howard in London.

Tomasz Kamieniak is also a composer and his considerable opus earned recognition among performers as well as the audience. Kamieniak is the author of piano and harpsichord music, chamber music, vocal music and film music, as well as piano transcriptions of works by Kilar, Górecki, Glass, Preisner, Korngold, Prokofiev, Liszt etc. His discography consists of an album with works by Józef Wieniawski (Acte Préalable), two albums of his own piano compositions (Acte Préalable), an album with works by Valentin Silvestrov (Brilliant Classics), and the first volume of a Liszt Polonicum collection (DUX). He lives in Berlin.


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