Polish Guitar Virtuoso Lukasz Kuropaczewski
Concert And Residency In Baltimore
The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society (BCGS) will present the Polish virtuoso guitarist and Peabody alumni, Lukasz Kuropaczewski, in concert on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Mr. Kuropaczewski is well on his way to becoming a major figure on the worldwide classical music scene. He began studying guitar at the age of ten in his native Poland. Upon receiving a Master’s degree from the Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Poland, he travelled to the United States on a full scholarship to study with Maestro Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where he was awarded an Artist Diploma in 2008. During this time, he made his New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall as the recipient of the “Solomon H. Snyder Award,” which launched his international concert career.
The Baltimore program will include a world premiere of “Three Pieces for Guitar” by American composer Marc Neikrug who will be in attendance at the concert, and will take part in a pre-concert interview with lecturer Risa Carlson.
Mr. Kuropaczewski will perform three other works by living composers in this program: “Aria and Cadenza” by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki; “Serenade” by Sofia Gubaidulina; and the “Triptych Sonata” by Krzysztof Meyer. Other pieces on the program are the “Rossiniana No. 3” by Mauro Giuliani and “Prelude et Interlude” by Alexandre Tansman.
This concert is part of a residency at the Peabody Conservatory made possible by a grant from the Levi Family Distinguished Visiting Artist Fund. Mr. Kuropaczewski will teach three master classes during this residency, which are open to the public. Performers in the classes are students in the Peabody Conservatory guitar department.
Sunday, March 6, 2016, 6-9 p.m. – Cohen-Davison Family Theatre
Monday, March 7, 2016, 6-9 p.m. – Griswold Hall
Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 3-6 p.m. – Cohen-Davison Family Theatre
Tickets can be purchased at www.BCGS.org or by leaving a message on 443-296-BCGS (2247)
Baltimore Classical Guitar Society