Ambassador of Tarnow Maestro Krystian Tkaczewski
and his guests
International Piano Festival and Masterclass
It is my boundless pleasure to announce first edition of Ambassador of Tarnὀw Maestro Krystian Tkaczewski and his guests international piano festival and masterclass, which will take place on August 7-13, 2016. The festival will be inaugurated at Mirror Hall on August 7 with the performances of international faculty: Krystian Tkaczewski, Poland, Pierre Reach from France and Masahi Katayama from Japan. The final concert featuring performances of masterclass participants will conclude the festival in Mirror Hall on August 13. I would like to heartly thank Ms Jolanta Światłowska , director of Paderewski Music School in Tarnὀw for allowing me to organize masterclass, practicing and concerts in this wonderful facility. Moreover, I would like to thank to City Council of Tarnὀw for great help in organizing the festival and masterclass.
The masterclass will take place in the building of Paderewski Music School in Tarnὀw. The event is organized by Urząd Miasta Tarnowa-Wydział Kultury, Connecticut Chopin Foundation and Paderewski Music School. I chose Tarnὀw, as a place of my name festival because of it is my hometown especially affiliated to my heart. I have been returning here since my graduation of Paderewski Music School. Here is also my family home.
I believe that bringing such unique event as international piano festival to Tarnὀw is a next step to show music lovers highest caliber piano “Olympic Games.”, which is bringing internationally acclaimed pianists and performers.
I decided to name this event as Ambassador of Maestro Krystian Tkaczewski and his guests to offer some part of myself as a milestone for the future. I would like to share my experience, which gained as a pianist, clinician and adjudicator. Having judged in over 30 International Piano Competition in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and Australia with young competitors in Busko-Zdroj. It is also my gratitude for President of City of Tarnow Mr. Roman Ciepiela and City Council for awarding me the prestigious prize of Ambassador of Tarnow in 2015.
I would like to encourage all talented pianists to participate. The best pianists will be presented during International Festival “Lato z Chopinem” in Busko-Zdrὀj and will be recommended to our partners in USA, Russia, Japan, Germany and other countries.
I am also very proud about our experienced faculty from: Poland, France and Japan. I wish good luck to each participant and would like to encourage you all to apply and attend.
Dr. Krystian Tkaczewski
Artistic Director, Founder and President