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Piotr Kozłowski

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Polish soloist and chamber musician, a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and an alum of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Exchange study at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

 

Piotr has a special affinity for chamber and contemporary music, blending the standard and contemporary repertoire.

Recent projects include the Piano-Percussion Chamber Works, Bach's Goldberg Variations, and a collaboration with cellist Ruth Stokes.

 

Piotr Kozłowski has been mentored by artists like Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Katarzyna Jankowska, Jeffrey Zeigler. He received a Doctorate in Musical Arts under the guidance of Professor Kevin Kenner and Dr. Naoko Takao.

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Photo credits João Felipe

Upcoming events:

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Past events:

  • Wed, May 22
    Trenton
    May 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Trenton, 801 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08618, USA
    May 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Trenton, 801 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08618, USA
    Cello and Piano Works by Prokofiev and Lalo with a talented young cellist Alex Fiszer.
  • Sun, Mar 17
    Fort Myers
    Mar 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 6314 Corporate Ct # 100, Fort Myers, FL 33919, USA
    Mar 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 6314 Corporate Ct # 100, Fort Myers, FL 33919, USA
    Piano and cello duo with Ruth Stokes https://gulfcoastsymphony.org/concert/scm-march-17/
  • Sat, Mar 16
    Miami Beach
    Mar 16, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Miami Beach, 4760 Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
    Mar 16, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Miami Beach, 4760 Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
    An intimate night of beautiful chamber music by Brahms, Barber and Bloch with Cześć Duo at our community concert on March 16th.
  • Sat, Feb 03
    State College
    Feb 03, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    State College, Music Building, State College, PA 16803, USA
    Feb 03, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    State College, Music Building, State College, PA 16803, USA
  • Thu, Jan 11
    Saint Francis
    Jan 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Saint Francis, 22940 St Francis Blvd NW, St Francis, MN 55070, USA
    Jan 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Saint Francis, 22940 St Francis Blvd NW, St Francis, MN 55070, USA
    Woven Voices Live presents an enchanting evening of classical music featuring the exquisite talents of Ruth Stokes and Piotr Kozlowski
  • Sun, Jan 07
    Saint Paul
    Jan 07, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Saint Paul, Nazareth Chapel, 3003 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55113, USA
    Jan 07, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Saint Paul, Nazareth Chapel, 3003 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55113, USA
    Works by Samuel Barber (Cello Sonata Op. 6, Nocturne Op. 33), Johannes Brahms (Sonata in D Op. 78) and Ernest Bloch (Canzona from Suite for Solo Cello).
  • Thu, Dec 28
    Redland
    Dec 28, 2023, 9:00 AM – Jan 02, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Redland, Redland, FL 33031, USA
    Dec 28, 2023, 9:00 AM – Jan 02, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Redland, Redland, FL 33031, USA
    Piano Accompaniment at the Philadephia International Music Festival in Redland, FL.
  • Wed, Dec 20
    Olsztyn
    Dec 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – Dec 22, 2023, 10:00 AM
    Olsztyn, Tadeusza Kościuszki 39, 11-041 Olsztyn, Poland
    Dec 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – Dec 22, 2023, 10:00 AM
    Olsztyn, Tadeusza Kościuszki 39, 11-041 Olsztyn, Poland
    Teaching piano students at the National Music School in Olsztyn, Poland. Schedule coming soon.
  • Mon, Dec 18
    Oslo
    Dec 18, 2023, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Dec 18, 2023, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Compilation of food and music performed together with Cecile-Laure Kouassi, double bass. More details soon.
  • Wed, Dec 13
    New York
    Dec 13, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    New York, New York, NY, USA
    Dec 13, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    New York, New York, NY, USA
    Private house concert on the Upper West Side. "Woven Voices" with Ruth Stokes, cello.
  • Sat, Oct 28
    https://www.sonusinternationalmusicfestival
    Oct 28, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    https://www.sonusinternationalmusicfestival
    Oct 28, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    https://www.sonusinternationalmusicfestival
    Premiere of the recording of art songs by Guastavino and Ginastera with Solonge Merdinian, voice.
  • Thu, Oct 26
    Miami
    Oct 26, 2023, 9:10 AM – 10:10 AM
    Miami, 9090 S Dadeland Blvd, Miami, FL 33156, USA
    Oct 26, 2023, 9:10 AM – 10:10 AM
    Miami, 9090 S Dadeland Blvd, Miami, FL 33156, USA
    Elisa Ramon's lecture recital
  • Tue, Oct 03
    Norfolk
    Oct 03, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Norfolk, Chrysler Museum of Art, 1 Memorial Pl, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Oct 03, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Norfolk, Chrysler Museum of Art, 1 Memorial Pl, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
    Solo recital
Crumb – Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III)
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Crumb – Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III)

I. Nocturnal Sounds (The Awakening) 0:17 II. Wanderer-Fantasy 6:00 III. The Advent – Hymn for the Nativity of the Star-Child 11:19 IV. Myth 19:58 V. Music of the Starry Night 26:43 Antek Olesik, Noel Q. Holloway, percussion Piotr Kozłowski, Shih-Man Weng, pianos https://www.pkozlowski.com Recorded on April 28th 2023 at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami George Crumb (1929-2022) was an American composer who studied with Boris Blacher and Ross Lee Finney. His influences include poetry by Federico García Lorca as well as music of Claude Debussy, Gustav Mahler, and Charles Ives.1 Crumb’s oeuvre has been described as atmospheric, vividly expressive, and ritualistic— expressions that are normally descriptive of the graphic arts or theater. He explored the sonic possibilities of instruments of the percussion family with fervor, creating new, extended techniques and unique combinations of sounds.2 Makrokosmos III is a five-movement composition for two amplified pianos and percussion (including 2 players). Crumb states in his notes: "The combination of two pianos and percussion instruments was, of course, first formulated by Béla Bartók in his Sonata of 1937, and it is curious that other composers did not subsequently contribute to the genre. Bartók was one of the very first composers to write truly expressive passages for the percussion instruments; since those days there has been a veritable revolution in percussion technique and idiom and new music has inevitably assimilated these developments. The battery of percussion instruments required for Summer Evening is extensive and includes vibraphone, xylophone, glockenspiel, tubular bells, crotales (antique cymbals), bell tree, claves, maracas, sleighbells, wood blocks and temple blocks, triangles, and several varieties of drums, tam-tams, and cymbals."3 The piece was dedicated to Gilbert Kalish, James Freeman, Raymond DesRoches, and Richard Fitz.4 The performance takes approximately forty minutes, and it encompasses three extended movements: Nocturnal Sounds (Awakening), The Advent, and Music of the Starry Night, which interlace two intermezzi: Wanderer-Fantasy and Myth. Three larger movements are preceded by poetic quotations by Salvatore Quasimodo, Blaise Pascal, and Reiner Maria Rilke which “find their symbolic resonance in the sounds of Summer Evening.”5 These references together with “a sort of mosaic design,”6 produce a one-of- a-kind edifice that defies divisions between the genres of art. Work on Makrokosmos III has been especially meaningful as it combines the poetry of a word, sound, and time. ~Piotr Kozłowski 1 Richard Steinitz, “Crumb, George,” Grove Music Online, 2013; accessed November 21, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.A2249252. 2 Thomas Siwe, Artful Noise: Percussion Literature in Twentieth Century (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2020), 127. 3 George Crumb, “Music for a Summer Evening,” in George Crumb & The Alchemy of sound: Essays on His Music, ed. Steven Bruns, Ofer Ben-Amots, Michael D. Grace (Colorado Springs, CO: The Colorado College Music Press, 2005), 311. 4 Ibid., 310. 5 Ibid.: “’Nocturnal Sounds’ is inscribed with an excerpt from Quasimodo: ‘Odo risonanze effimere, oblío di piena note nell’acqua stellat’ (‘I hear ephemeral echoes, oblivion of full night in the starred water’); ‘The Advent’ is associated with a passage from Pascal: ‘Le silence éternel des espaces infinis m’effraie’ (‘The eternal silence of infinite space terrifies me’), and the last movement, ‘Music of the Starry Night,’ cites these transcendentally beautiful images of Rilke: ‘Und in den Nächten fällt die schwere Erde aus allen Sternen in die Einsamkeit. Wir alle fallen. Und doch ist Einer, welcher dieses Fallen unendlich sanft in seinen Händen hält.‘ (‘And in the nights the heavy earth is falling from all the stars down into loneliness. We are all falling. And yet there is One who holds this falling endlessly gently in His hands.’).” 6 Ibid., 311.
Piotr Kozlowski, Piano (Classical)
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Press Kit

Contains biography and high-resolution photos.

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Performance

Providing concert experience in various settings. Piano solo as well as chamber music.

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Teaching

Currently accepting intermediate and advanced piano students as well as chamber groups (Miami-Dade/online).

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Collaboration

Instrumental, vocal accompaniment and coaching. Recital preparation, performance and recording sessions.

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Programs 2024

01

Woven Voices with Ruth Stokes, cello

J. Brahms

Sonata for Violin and Piano op. 78 (arr. for cello) in D Major

S. Barber

Nocturne for Piano op. 33

Sonata for Cello and Piano op. 6

02

Bach's Goldberg Variations

J. S. Bach

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

03

Polish Piano Music

F. Chopin:

Mazurkas op. 24

Ballade in G Minor no. 1 op. 23

Nocturne in B Major op. 62 no. 1

 

24 Preludes op. 28

For the full repertoire list:

04

French Inspirations

J. Ph. Rameau

Suite in D Major, RTC 3 from Pièce de clavessin avec une méthode

T. Takemitsu – Rain Tree Sketch II

 

O. Messiaen

Quartet for the End of Time

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