Ewa Kupiec | Bechstein Piano Recital
In Lutosławski's earlier sonata as well as in the "Pièces impromtues" of the Romanian composer George Enescu you can clearly hear the influence of the French Impressionists. Ewa Kupiec appreciates programs that make such musical contexts understandable - not just didactic, but in a sensual way. She cherishes a close connection to Chopin, Lutoslawski, and other Polish composers.
The intensive collaboration between Kupiec and the Polish conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski has produced an excellent reference recording of the two Chopin concerts. Among the conductors with whom she has worked are Marin Alsop, Neeme Järvi, Xian Zhang, Sakari Oramo, Semyon Bychkov, Herbert Blomstedt, Krzysztof Penderecki, Zubin Mehta, Gilbert Varga, Christoph Poppen, Andrey Boreyko and Marek Janowski. Ewa Kupiec has won the ARD Prize in 1992 and studied in Katowice, Warsaw and London. Since 2011 she is a professor at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover.
"Kupiec’s performances are a rare mixture of temperament, limitless technique, creative capacity and a complete pervasion of musical structure while delivering the highest levels of transparency and an impressive richness of color. Her playing is brilliant but unobtrusive, atmospheric, dense and subtly virtuosic. "(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) At this special evening the sonic spectrum, power and subtle nuances of the Bechstein concert grand will be available to the outstanding pianist.
Suite No. 3 "Pièces impromtues" Op. 18