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American Liszt Society
New York / New Jersey Chapter

Yamaha Artist Services

Violinist Joanna Kaczorowska
Pianist Pablo Lavandera

winners of the 2009 Liszt-Garrison Competition Collaborative Artist Category

THURSDAY, MAY 29 at 7:30pm
Yamaha Piano Salon
689 Fifth Avenue (at 54th street), New York City

(Venue is at the NE corner of 54th street, entrance from 54th street between Fifth and Madison ave., just off the corner of 5th ave., THIRD FLOOR. (212) 339-9995 ext. 0). map

SUBWAY: 1,9, A, B,C,D (59th st. Columbus Circle), 6, E (51st at Lexington), F (57th st. at 6th ave.), N,Q,R (57th st. at 7th ave.)

Tickets: please pay at the door, cash/checks only, (there is no advance purchase), $15 general admission, $10 seniors & students.
However, please RSVP at: gilagoldstein@aol.com

Program to include works by Mozart, Brahms, Liszt, Guastavino and Piazzolla.

Joanna Kaczorowska

Acclaimed as an enormously accomplished violinist, Joanna Kaczorowska's playing features uncommon refinement, passionate expression and tonal sensitivity. Her artistry combines rare talent with ferocious enthusiasm: Joanna has an irrepressible passion for musical experimentation and discovery. In both classical and contemporary repertoire and world music traditions, Joanna has an ability to express herself in the deepest personal sense through her music.

Dr. Joanna Kaczorowska, a native of Poland, has performed with today’s leading artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, members of the Emerson String Quartet, Michael Tilson Thomas, Reinbert De Leeuw, David Robertson, and as a guest member of the New World Symphony. She has performed at many of the great concert halls across the globe such as Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Beethoven's Haus, and at many music festivals including Music at Menlo Festival, Aspen Music Festival and Tanglewood Music Festival.

Dr. Kaczorowska is the founder and Artistic Director of New York Chamber Musicians, a brand new, innovative, chamber music series that breaks with the old traditional concert setting creating intimate experiences for both artists and audience while raising funds for charitable causes through its concerts.

Joanna has won much acclaim and many prestigious prizes and awards at numerous international competitions, including First Prize in the 2009 Liszt-Garrison Festival & International Piano Competition.

Joanna is a violin and chamber music professor at SUNY, Stony Brook, where she is also the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Undergraduate Chamber Music.

She holds a Doctorate from SUNY, Stony Brook and Masters from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Music Academy in Poznan, Poland. Joanna also has a postgraduate degree and Diploma in Arts and Music Management and Administration, from The Poznan School of Social Sciences, in Poland. Dr. Kaczorowska is an alumna of the Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

For more details visit: violinjoanna.com

Pablo Lavandera

Pianist Pablo Lavandera, the First Prize winner of the 2009 Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition in the collaborative artist category together with violinist Joanna Kaczorowska (Baltimore, USA), has appeared as a recitalist, chamber musician, soloist with orchestra, and artistic teacher throughout the Americas and Europe including Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Yamaha Hall in NYC, Jordan Hall in Boston, Steingraeber Chamber Music Hall in Germany, diverse venues in Poland, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, etc.

He holds a Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory, a performer diploma from Indiana University and a Doctorate in Piano from SUNY Stony Brook. His discography ranges from music by Clementi to contemporary composers as a soloist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestra.

He has premiered pieces and collaborated with many contemporary composers, including Gabriela Lena Frank's New York and European premiere of "Sueños de Chambi" with violinist Joanna Kaczorowska and the South American premier of "Levante" by Osvaldo Golijov.

He is currently on the faculty at Stony Brook University, New York, where he teaches piano, coaches chamber music, and leads an accompanying class. He came to the U.S. as a Fulbright Scholar from his native Argentina where he had received the “Annual Performer’s Prize” by the Argentinean Society of Composers. He is also a pianist for New York Chamber Musicians, a recently created groundbreaking chamber music series, directed and created by Joanna Kaczorowska that benefits different humanitarian causes.

His teachers included Gilbert Kalish, Menahem Pressler, Evelyn Brancart, Leonard Hokanson, Stephen Drury, Aldo Antognazzi and Norma de Bonini.

For more details visit: full biography