Kinga Augustyn and Corrado Ruzza in concert –

The appointment is for FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER at 8.45 pm at the STELLA MARIS ROOM in Piazza Rebagliati.

Here is the program:

Kinga Augustyn, violin – Corrado Ruzza, piano

Sergey Prokofiev 5 Mélodies, Op.35 (Andante – Slow, but not too much – Animated, but not cheerful – Andantino, a little joking – Andante non too)

Grażyna Bacewicz Chamber Sonata No. 1 (Largo – Allegro – Tempo di Minuetto – Andante sostenuto – Gigue. Very allegro)

Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata n. 3 for solo violin

(Very sustained slow – Allegro in proper tempo and with skill) Camille Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28

Henryk Wieniawski Brilliant fantasy on motifs from the Opera Faust by Gounod, Op. 20.

Kinga Augustyn was educated at the prestigious Julliard School of Music in New York. Her constantly expanding discography on major labels such as Naxos includes Paganini’s Capricci, Bruch’s violin concerto with the Janacek Philharmonic, hailed by critics as “enduring reference” recordings (The Strad Magazine). She has a large repertoire of over 40 concerts and has performed as a soloist with orchestras in the United States, Europe and Asia. You have toured the most prestigious places in China. She has also performed recitals or chamber concerts in prestigious halls: Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Aspen Music Festival and Chicago Cultural Center. She is the winner of international awards, including first prizes at the Alexander & Buono International String Competition (NYC), Artist International Presentations (NYC), JS Bach String Competition (Zielona Gora, Poland) and the 2017 “Young Poland” competition in Poland .

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Corrado Ruzza, pianist, teacher of Chamber Music at the Bonporti Conservatory in Riva del Garda, deals with chamber repertoires to which he dedicates his artistic and didactic activity. Over time, his collaborations with important soloists have led him to give concerts in Europe, the United States and the former Soviet Union. He was a permanent pianist of the Giuseppe Verdi National Museum in Busseto, where he collaborated with the major singers on the international scene in chamber concerts. He has also been the official pianist of the AudiMozart international competition since its foundation! for wind instruments of Rovereto chaired by Marcello Abbado. He is particularly active in the field of research, dealing with the enhancement of the lesser known heritage of the nineteenth century. Tactus Records entrusted him with the project for the publication of Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari’s chamber works, whose first volume performed by the Bonporti Trio was enthusiastically received by critics.

The concert is organized thanks to the contribution of the Festival Paesaggi Musicali Toscani.

Michael Antonello

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