Sunday, February 24th, 1pm
$25 at the door
Pianist Marianna Humetska, Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and Soloist of the "Discovering Paderewski" International Music Festival in Ukraine/Poland, is a winner of numerous prizes and diplomas in international competitions, among which include the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians and Diaghilev Competition in Moscow, “Virtuosos of the Year 2000” Competition in St. Petersburg, Dvarionas Competition in Vilnius, and the Honens Competition in Calgary. In 2014 Marianna Humetska was awarded with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of Poland by Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski after she performed Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s Polish Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra on Paderewski’s own piano at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.
Born in Lviv, Ukraine, Ms. Humetska holds a Diploma with Honours from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of Music in Toronto, and a Masters Degree from the Lviv Music Academy.
Chopin by Candlelight– an exquisite program of solo piano compositions by one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time – “poet of the piano” – Frederic Chopin. The compositions are based on Chopin’s most extraordinary music written in the last years of his life, such as Sonata #3, Polonaise-Fantaisie and late Waltzes – where expressive possibilities of his art unfold in his favoured forms with a complexity and emotional depth. The program is also completed with a selection of exclusive arrangements of Chopin’s Songs, originally written for Voice and Piano, done by another 19th century piano genius – Franz Liszt.
Chopin by Candlelight selection is created to satisfy most demanding tastes of music connoisseurs. It is ideal for the intimate environment reminding musical salon, where close listening reveals considerable nuance and subtlety.
M.Humetska (from music notes to Chopin by Candlelight program selections)