Works by Polish composers – Józef Elsner, Fryderyk Chopin, Aleksander Tansman, Witold Lutosławski, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, and Władysława Markiewiczówna – will be performed by Książek Piano Duo at the Warsaw Philharmonic on 9 March 2021 at 7.00 p.m. The concert as part of the "Stage for Polish Music" programme is co-organised by the Warsaw Philharmonic and the Institute of Music and Dance.
Książek Piano Duo was founded in 2012 by Agnieszka Zahaczewska-Książek and Krzysztof Książek. The duo, represented by the Ludwig van Beethoven Association, has performed many concerts in Poland and abroad, incl. in Switzerland, France, Great Britain, Thailand and South Africa. In 2019, the musicians won 2nd prize and a special prize at the 21st International Franz Schubert Piano Duo Competition in Jesenik and the title of finalist and a special prize at the 3rd International Suzana Szӧrenyi Competition of Piano Duets in Bucharest. The following year, they received the "Young Poland" scholarship. Their talents and artistic achievements have brought them recognition of the audience and international music critics.
The programme of their concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic will include: Józef Elsner's Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 16, Fryderyk Chopin's Variations on the theme by Thomas Moore, Maurycy Moszkowski's Kaleidoscope, Op. 74, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki's Toccata for 2 Pianos, Op. 2, Władysława Markiewiczówna's Suite for 2 Pianos, Alexander Tansman's La Grande Ville for two pianos, Witold Lutosławski's Miniature for two pianos and Variations on a Theme by Paganini for two pianos.
More information at: http://filharmonia.pl/repertuar/-scena-dla-muzyki-polskiej-ksiazek-piano