Showing posts from July, 2022

A Mozart Mosaic - the Final Gala Concert of the Warsaw Chamber Opera at the Teatr Polski, 31st Mozart Festival in Warsaw, 10th July 2022

  THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT YEAR ! This is a rather late nostalgic appreciation, a remembrance of a past operatic performances that were staged during this remarkable festival. I have been travelling a great deal recently associated with the classic car Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on Lake Como and the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in London. Also went on to Edinburgh and the discovery of a remarkable Polish historic figure, the famous nineteenth century concert virtuoso violinist Felix Yaniewicz, closely associated with the foundation of the modern Edinburgh Festival. More of that extraordinary creature in a subsequent post!  The distinguished history of the Warsaw Chamber Opera and its present fine productions support its long-established high reputation. As I watched, the memories crowded, random in their shape and relationship. The process of thought was like an artist in mosaic I once observed in Ravenna, contemplating mounds of coloured glass, his tweezers i

77th Duszniki Zdrój International Piano Festival, 5-13 August 2022, Poland

77th Duszniki International Piano Festival   5-13.08.2022 30TH ART DIRECTOR’S FESTIVAL – PIOTR PALECZNY Honorary Patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda Calendar of Festival Events Link to detailed  recital programmes, biographies of  artists and Artistic Director's introduction 5.08.2022 Friday 8 pm Bruce LIU Inaugural concert 6.08.2022 Saturday 4 pm Jonathan FOURNEL 1st Prize at the Queen Elizabeth Competition – Brussels 2021  8 pm Bomsori KIM – violin Rafał BLECHACZ – piano 7.08.2022 Sunday 4 pm Juan PEREZ FLORISTAN 1st Prize at the Arthur Rubinstein Competition – Tel Aviv 2021  8 pm Lucas & Arthur JUSSEN Piano Duo 8.08.2022 Monday 4 pm Dmytro CHONI 1st Prize – Santander 2018 Laureate – Leeds 2021 3rd Prize at the Van CLIBURN Competition 2022  8 pm DANG Thai Son 9.08.2022 Tuesday 4 pm Chloe Jiyeong MUN 1st Prize – Takamatsu 2014 1st Prize – Genewa 2014 1st Prize – Busoni 2015  6:30 pm Chari