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"Katarzyna Musial's technique is brilliant, her tone beautiful, sonorous but never harsh, with a great variety of touch, color and nuance. She had made the idiomatic rhythms and inflections of the Dances (A. Ginastera) completely her own, and projected both fiery temperament and songful lyricism."

Edith Eisler
New York Concert Review, 2011


"... Katarzyna Musial's blazing technique on this dificult work (Preludes by O. Messiaen) could have been recorded and marketed ..."

Richard Lynde
Register-Pajaronian, CA, 2002


(...) The pianist entered with fluency and ease into the ethereal harmonic colors of the French master. The second Prelude was shimmering and brilliant; I would love to hear Ms. Musial perform all the Messiaen Preludes, as she has a natural affinity for this music.

(...)What I liked about Ms. Musial’s interpretations, though, was that she plumbed the Bukoliki’s emotional depths, imbuing them with warmth. It is good to remind listeners that small pieces can carry large emotions and she did just that.

(...)“Il Vecchio Castello” was wonderfully evocative; “Tuileries” was vividly detailed; and “Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks” was a pure delight, fleet-fingered and energetic.

Rorianne Schrade
New York Concert Review, 2011


"Katarzyna Musial’s prodigious digits and tonal massiveness were impressive and appropriate for the driving, moto perpetuo called for in the Allegro Molto in Henryk Górecki’s two movement Concerto for Piano and Strings"

Harris Goldsmith
New York Concert Review 2012


"Musial is a major talent, blessed with an astounding technique and an interpretive panache..."

"Lutoslawski’s Bukoliki danced with joyous abandon, the pensive middle section adding piquant contrast. And Musial found the moody edge and embryonic originality beneath the Chopin and Bartok influences in Henryk Gorecki’s Opus 1, the Four Preludes."

"Most impressive was her Spanish set. The pianist romped through piano works by Ginastera, Lecuona and Turina with swaying rhythms, elastic rubato and dazzling bravura."

Lawrence A. Johnson
Chicago Classical Review, 2013


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KATARZYNA MUSIAL'S RECITAL IN MONTREAL AT LA SALLE PIERRE-MERCURE

November 27th, 2013 we have great pleasure to invite you to an extraordinary musical event which will be the performance of the pianist, who will present her new repertoire from the latest album "Come Dance with Me". This excellent and absolutely marvelous record is an invitation to music and dance for its repertoire can be described as a folklore inspired musical journey through the centuries from around the world. It is also a unique conjunction consisting the dynamic and passionate dances produced by Hispanic composers with works by their Polish counterparts often filled with Slavic melancholy and longing. The audience will be presented with works by such composers as George Gershwin, Alberto Ginastera, Oliwier Messiaen, Joaquín Turina, Frederic Chopin, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Witold Lutosławski. This brilliant selection of extraordinary compositions is performed masterfully by the pianist, whose excellent technique will impress even those of the most discriminating tastes:

“Musial is a major talent, blessed with an astounding technique and an interpretive panache”
- Chicago Classical Review





NEW CD "COME DANCE WITH ME" IS HERE!

Katarzyna Musial - Come Dance With Me, Album

Come Dance With Me (2013)

tracklist


Alberto Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2
[1] Danza del viejo boyero
[2] Danza de la moza donosa
[3] Danza del gaucho matrero

Joaquín Turina: Danzas Gitanas, Op. 55
[4] Zambra
[5] Danza de la seducción
[6] Danza ritual
[7] Generalife
[8] Sacro-monte

Olivier Messiaen
[9] Prélude No. 1, ”La Colombe”
[10] Prélude No. 8, ”Un reflet dans le vent”

Ernesto Lecuona
[11] La Comparsa
[12] Malaguena

André Mathieu
[13] Prélude No. 5, ”Prélude romantique”

Zygmunt Stojowski
[14] Vision de danse, Op. 24, No. 4
[15] Intermezzo-Mazurka, Op. 15, No. 2
[16] Mazurka fantasque, Op. 28, No. 1

George Gershwin
[17] Prelude No. 3, ”Spanish Prelude”

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki: Four Preludes, Op. 1
[18] Molto agitato
[19] Lento-recitativo
[20] Allegro scherzando
[21] Molto allegro quasi presto

Frederic Mompou: Canciones y Danzas
[22] Canción y danza No. 1
[23] Canción y danza No. 6

Alberto Ginastera: Suite de Danzas Criollas
[24] Adagietto pianissimo
[25] Allegro rustico
[26] Allegretto cantabile
[27] Calmo e poetico
[28] Scherzando-Coda: Presto ed energico

CD release of new piano recording “Come Dance with Me” by Katarzyna Musial

This excellent and absolutely marvelous album is an invitation to music and dance for its repertoire can be described as a folklore inspired musical journey through the centuries from around the world. All the pieces selected for the album date from the earlier part of 20th century, a period of great change in the world’s traditional models and musical values . These changes are reflected in all the compositions in the album.

It is also a unique conjunction consisting of the dynamic and passionate dances produced by Hispanic composers with works by their Polish counterparts often filled with Slavic melancholy and longing.

This incredibly interesting selection of compositions is performed masterfully by the pianist , whose brilliant technique will impress even those of the most discriminating tastes. .The repertoire of Katarzyna’s latest album has been already showcased at several concerts (for example in Paris), where it has been met with great enthusiasm . It also received excellent reviews in the media.

Katarzyna Musiał will be promoting the new album in selected locations worldwide throughout 2013 and 2014.

For album pre-orders please email us on info@pianist.pl





NEW VIDEO: TURINA - DANZAS GITANAS/GYPSY DANCES - SACRO-MONTE - KATARZYNA MUSIAL

Katarzyna Musial plays Joaquín Turina's Danses Gitanes, Op. 55 No. 5 - Sacro-Monte



























KATARZYNA'S MUSIAŁ BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE AT "BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL: LOVE 2013"

The pianist gave an excellent concert at the third edition of “Beethoven Festival: LOVE 2013”. The Sept. 7-15 festival was a part of the International Beethoven Project, the Chicago-based nonprofit organization that is presenting the festival. The LOVE 2013 theme was the great challenge for the artists to explore contemporary issues of love related to commercialism, gender and the proliferation of romantic images in the media. There were more than 100 multidisciplinary events representing classical and popular music, jazz, dance, theater, visual art, fashion and literature. Artists from 12 countries performed in more than 60 concerts.





KATARZYNA MUSIAŁ RETURNS TO CHINA FOR THE THIRD TIME

Katarzyna Musiał, Polish-Canadian pianist, is yet again impressing audiences internationally. After winning the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition and debuting at Carnegie Hall in recent years, in 2013 she returns to China for the third time to give a number of concerts across the PRC. During her tour she will showcase the works of Frederic Chopin, monumental piece by Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an exhibition and repertoire from her brilliant new album: Come Dance With Me, which will be released later this year. The splendor and intricacy of her new repertoire captivated audiences and amazed even the most demanding of listeners during a recent concert in Paris. Katarzyna Musiał is expected to charm Chinese audiences with performances in Shanghai, Yangzhou, Xiamen, Dalian, Tianjin and Beijing during May 2013.





NEW ALBUM BY KATARZYNA MUSIAŁ

We are proud to announce that earlier this year Katarzyna Musiał signed a record deal with London-based Meridian Records. The new material was recorded in London during the month of February and is due to be released worldwide in the Fall of 2013.

The new repertoire – Preludes and Dances: A Folklore Inspired Musical Journey Through the Centuries from Around the World is a juxtaposition of the dynamic and passionate dances produced by Hispanic composers with works by their Polish counterparts which are often filled with Slavic melancholy and longing. The new album features compositions by Lutosławski, Chopin, Górecki, as well as Turina, Mompou and Ginastera, among others. This incredibly interesting and rather unusual selection of compositions is performed masterfully by Katarzyna Musiał, whose technique will again charm even the most demanding of listeners.

Katarzyna Musiał will be promoting the new album in selected locations worldwide throughout 2013 and 2014. Details to be announced soon.

For album pre-orders please email us on info@pianist.pl





Katarzyna Musial will have a recital in Chicago at the studios of WFMT classical radio on June 17, 2012.

Katarzyna Musial will be performing as a guest soloist with Camerata New York and conductor Richard Owen on March 18, 2012.





KATARZYNA MUSIAL TO MAKE FAR EAST DEBUT IN SHANGHAI, CHINA IN NOVEMBER 2011.
Katarzyna Musial will be performing recitals featuring works by Polish composers F. Chopin, W. Lutoslawski and H. M. Gorecki.

KATARZNA MUSIAL OPENS INTERNATIONAL BACH FESTIVAL IN POLAND
Katarzyna Musial opened the International Bach festival in Poland on September 15, 2011, with the Bielsko Chamber under the baton of Jerzy Kosek. Ms. Musial delighted audiences with her renditions of J.S. Bach's Concerto in F minor and H. M. Gorecki's Concerto for Piano/Harpsicord and strings.

KATARZYNA MUSIAL OPENS FOR JAZZ LEGEND ADAM MAKOWICZ
Katarzyna Musial opened for legendary jazz musician Adam Makowicz at the Chopin Theatre in Chicago on September 7, 2011.





PIANIST KATARZYNA MUSIAL MAKES TRIUMPHANT CARNEGIE HALL DEBUT AS FIRST PRIZE WINNER OF THE BRADSHAW & BUONO INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

New York, Montreal, Paris — May 26, 2011. Polish-Canadian pianist Katarzyna Musial made her Carnegie Hall debut this past Sunday as First Prize Winner of the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition. Critics described her performance as “full of intensity” with “a rarely seen virtuosity.” Cosmo Buono, the competition’s artistic director, labeled her “an artist without peer when it comes to modern piano repertoire.”

Ms. Musial, who performed a program that included works by Messiaen and Ginastera, continues to distinguish herself by focusing on composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In so doing she has created a unique musical niche that continues to keep her in high demand. She will be performing with the McGill Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Boris Brott at Pollack Hall on May 30, 2011. Works on the program include unique arrangements for piano and chamber orchestra of M. Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and P. Hindemith's Four Temperaments. As a special part of the concert, images of artwork inspired by Mussorgsky's Pictures and produced by artists from Concordia University will be projected on screen.