The final concert in the Inverurie Music concert season will take place on Saturday 13th May 2023 at the Acorn Centre, Inverurie and will be given by Janusz Piotrowicz – ‘Master Poet of the Piano’.
‘magical tonal mastery … a velvet touch … Master Poet Virtuoso of the Piano’ Il Tempo, Rome
Tickets cost £13 for non-subscribers and are free for under 25s in full-time education, and to those on disability or low-income benefits. Tickets are available on Eventbrite here, at Butterfly Fabrics, 48 West High Street, Inverurie or at the door (pay by cash or card).
As a schoolboy, Janusz Piotrowicz made his piano concerto début in Windsor Castle with Rachmaninov 3, and his London recital début with Chopin’s 2nd and 3rd Sonatas and the Brahms Paganini Variations.
Piotrowicz is founder and conductor of the Orchestra of the World (L’Orchestre du Monde). His Royal Albert Hall series has included performances of Bach’s Mass in B minor (with Chorale du Monde), Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Tchaikovsky 5 and Beethoven 5. Other recent highlights include Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique and Rachmaninov 2 with the Hallé, Mahler 1, Tchaikovsky 4 and Shostakovich 5 with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Brahms 1 and 4, Shostakovich 10 and Sibelius 1 with the Orchestra of Opera North, and the complete Beethoven Symphony Cycle with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.
Janusz Piotrowicz is also founder and artistic director of the Ripon International Festival of Music and the Arts. In 1986, he established The World Trust, which promotes and supports humanitarian causes across the globe.
‘infinitely musicianly … alive to the constructional virtues, no less than the emotional content … ability to penetrate into the vast landscape … infinite depth and breadth of expression … authoritative, magisterial’
All Souls College – Beethoven Hammerklavier, Liszt B minor Sonata Oxford Times
‘Our lasting memory will be of the sheer unremitting power Piotrowicz unleashed‘
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra – Mahler 1, Shostakovich 5 Yorkshire Post
‘Fresh and spontaneous … atmospheric contrasts were especially ravishing … sublime, celestial surrealism … power and introspection … a profound performance’
Concert Programme (tbc):
Chopin: Nocturne in E flat Op. 9 No. 2
Scarlatti: Sonata in E L 23
Mozart: Rondo in D KV 485
Chopin: Nocturne in D flat Op. 27 No. 2
Chopin: Nocturne in F sharp minor Op. 48 No. 2
Chopin: Mazurka in B minor Op. 33 No. 4
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor Op. 17 No. 4
Chopin: Mazurka in E minor Op. 41 No. 2
Schubert: Moment Musical No. 6 in A flat D 780
Liszt – Horowitz: Funérailles
Liszt: Consolation No. 3 in D flat
Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 3 No. 2
Rachmaninov: Prelude in G sharp minor Op. 32 No.12
Chopin: Berceuse Op. 57
Chopin: Valse in B minor Op. 69 No.2
Chopin: Prelude in E minor Op. 28 No.4
Chopin: Prelude in D flat Op. 28 No. 15
Chopin: Polonaise in C minor Op. 40 No. 2