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Aleksandra Świgut at the Zomer van Sint-Pieter and Midis-Minimes festivals

Leuven | Brussels
18/07/19 - 19/07/19
Photo: Bruno Fidrych | ©Stowarzyszenie im. Ludwiga van Beethovena Photo: Bruno Fidrych | ©Stowarzyszenie im. Ludwiga van Beethovena

Pianist Aleksandra Świgut, who won the second prize of the first edition of the Chopin Competition on Period Instruments (Warsaw, September 2018), invites us to rediscover Frédéric Chopin's masterpieces on a Pleyel piano from the 1840s. As part of the summer festivals, Zomer van Sint-Pieter and Midis-Minimes, this musical proposal from the Polish Institute offers us a great opportunity to appreciate the singular touch of a young and talented Polish pianist. 

Programme
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
Second Ballad in F major, Op. 38
Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27 No. 2
Grande Valse brillante in E flat major, Op. 18
Scherzo in E major, Op. 54

About Aleksandra Świgut
Aleksandra Świgut studied at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw with Piotr Paleczny and at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice with Wojciech Świtała and Maria Szwajger-Kułakowska. During the same time, she studied historical piano performance and harpsichord. At the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, she worked with David Dolan. Since 2016 she has been a doctoral student at the Academy of Music Stanislaw Moniuszko in Gdansk.

Świgut has won prizes in international competitions such as 2nd prize at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Ettlingen, 2nd Prize at the New Orleans International Piano Competition, as well as 2nd prize and a special prize at the International Piano Competition for Young Musicians in Enschede. She has also received 2nd prize at the 47th Fryderyk Chopin National Piano Competition and the most recent at the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments (Warsaw, 2018).

The artist’s interests encompass both historical performance and 20th-century and contemporary music. In addition to Baroque, Classicist and Romantic works, her repertoire includes compositions by O. Messiaen, B. Bartók, G. Crumb, G. Ligeti, A. Schönberg, H. M. Górecki, and K. Stockhausen.

She is also active as a chamber musician, working with cellist Marcin Zdunik, with whom she recorded a Robert Schumann album released by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute and in duo with violinist, her sister Agnieszka.

Świgut has cooperated with most orchestras in Poland as well as with Netherlands Symphony, Liepāja Symphonys and the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Zomer van Sint-Pieter

>>> Thursday July 18, 2019 at 12:15
>>> 30CC/Schouwburg, Bondgenotenlaan 21, 3000 Leuven - map
>>> Tickets
>>> More information here

  • Midis-Minimes
>>> Friday July 19, 2019 at 12:15
>>> Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, Rue de la Régence 30A, 1000 Brussels - map
>>> Tickets
>>> More information here

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