Concerts program for the year 2015
In 1188 concerts held so far, above 700 performers from 33 countries took part (some of them played many times), including 365 pianists, 45 other soloists, 23 performers of chamber music, 6 conductors, 6 actors, "Witold Lutoslawski" Philharmonic Orchestra, "Harmonology" Orchestra in Wroclaw, Symphony Orchestra of Rybnik, Symphony Orchersta of Philharmonic in Zabrze and the National Opera Choir from Warsaw. Apart from the outstanding artists with the international fame about 300 young artists, including about 200 Poles, performed at the concerts. Being accompanied by 16 lecturers and 3 interpreters, they performed around 1400 pieces of about a 200 composers ranging from Baroque to the contemporary music (including about a 166 compositions of F. Liszt, over 175 ones of F. Chopin and 41 pieces of I. J. Paderewski), playing in 85 concert halls (66 of them in Poland, the rest abroad - in Budapest, Györ, Moscow and St Petersburg). Since December 1989, we have been carrying into effect a series of monthly "Liszt Evenings" always accompanied by a specially chosen and prepared foreword, which, beside giving basic information on music, is intended to motivate full perception of presented pieces and further contacts with artistic music. Since November 1992 we have organised above 170 concerts musical developing for the youth (until 2008 they combined elements of music therapy and were designed mainly for the disabled, thus named “Concerts for the Disabled”). Still inviting those listeners, in 2008 we decided to expand the audience with students of secondary schools of general education. Simultaneously, we changed the name of the concerts to "Concerts Musically Developing for the Youth – How to Listen to Music?".
The concerts are organized in co-operation with:
the Music and Literature Club in Wroclaw, the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, the Silesian Piast Dynasty Castle in Brzeg, Parlour of Four Muses in Oborniki Slaskie, Culture Centre in Olawa, Karol Kurpinski Society in Wloszakowice, "Franz Liszt" Music School in Glogow
and with the financial help of:
Lower Silesian Province Authorities, Municipalities of Brzeg, Oborniki Slaskie, Wloszakowice, Wrocław, Culture Centre in Olawa, Polish Copper Foundation, Performing Artists Association "STOART" in Warsaw, Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej Spółka z. o. o (Heating Power Plant) in Brzeg and Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji Spółka z. o. o. (Water and Sewerage Company) in Brzeg.
THOMAS KAMIENIAK – piano, Pianist and composer.
KATERYNA TITOVA (Ukraina/Germany) – piano, the laureate of twenty international piano competitions
AEXEI ORLOVETSKY (Sankt Petersburg) - outstanding pianist, associated with our activities since 1990
ROZALIA KIERC – piano
16-year-old prize-winner of over twenty international and national piano competitions
ZBIGNIEW RAUBO – piano
Professor of the Academy of Music in Katowice, the laureat of international competitions
MAREK SZLEZER - piano
SZYMON NEHRING – piano, 19-year-old prize-winner of international and national piano competitions
Concerts celebrating 205th anniversary of F. Chopin's birth
EDVINAS MINKSTIMAS (USA) – piano
Concerts on 204th anniversary of F. Liszt's birth and 166th anniversary of F. Chopin's death