|Anna Kijanowska, US, 2014|
7 March, 19：30, Shanghai City Theatre, 021-54152679, www.shcitytheatre.cn
The Polish-American pianist Anna Kijanowska has established herself as a multi-faceted musician, smoothly transitioning among her roles as a performing and recording artist, pedagogue, coach, and advocate of contemporary classical music around the world. She has performed, taught and collaborated in North and South America, Asia, Europe, New Zealand, Africa and Australia.
Hailed by The New York Times (2007) as "an excellent young Polish pianist", Kijanowska’s concert performances represent the stunning diversity of today’s globalized classical music scene; she is equally at home performing in Carnegie Hall as the steppes of Mongolia. Her New York debut took place in 1997 with a live broadcast over WQXR, and she has to date appeared in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall (NYC), and the Kennedy Center and National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Kijanowska’s recording of The Complete Mazurkas by Szymanowski (Dux) was recently praised by Adrian Corleonis of Fanfare Magazine "as superior to any other interpretations that came before or after her" and received favorable reviews on both sides of the Atlantic from the New York Times and BBC Magazine.
As a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, she has appeared in major festivals in Europe and USA, including the Kiev Festival and the Polish Composers Festival under the patronage of HenrykMikolajGorecki, as well as at the Washington International Piano Festival, InterHarmony Festival in Italy, Quartet Program at Bucknell University and SUNY Fredonia in New York. She has also been heard on WQXR in NYC, WNYC in New York, Chicago Radio, Radio New Zealand, SBS National Public Broadcasting in Australia, and has performed for television audiences in Poland, Ukraine, Brazil, Australia, Vietnam, New Zealand and Thailand.
As an internationally recognized music educator, Kijanowska has been invited to present master classes, recitals and lectures at leading universities and conservatories around the world, including the Central Conservatory and the the Chinese Conservatory in Beijing, Yong SiewToh Conservatory of Music at the National University of Singapore, Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts in Germany, Liszt Academy in Budapest, the Sydney Konservatorium, Yale and Harvard University in Cambridge, among others.
Ms. Kijanowska holds a Doctorate and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she studied with Byron Janis.
Ms. Kijanowska is currently a faculty member at the College of William and Mary. She is a former faculty member of the Richmond University in Virginia, University of Nevada in Las Vegas, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C.
“Kijanowska's performances are amazingly virtuosic, astonishingly charismatic, astoundingly empathic, and completely compelling.”
- James Leonard, All Music Guide
“An excellent young Polish pianist”
- Bernard Holland, The New York Times
“Kijanowska is a pianist I look forward to hearing againand again.”
- Adrian Corleonis, Fanfare Magazine