Music by R. A. Arjomand, Bach, Chopin, Debussy, and Schumann
J.S. Bach/Busoni: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
J.S. Bach: Aria variata alla maniera italiana, BWV 989
Debussy: Estampes (Pagodes, La soiree dans Grenade, Jardins sous la pluie)
Chopin: Barcarolle, Op. 60
R.A. Arjomand: Two Pieces for Piano (2017)
Chopin: Polonaise, Op. 53 "Heroic"
Polish-American pianist and harpsichordist Magdalena Baczewska has enjoyed a multifaceted career as concertizer, educator, recording artist, producer, and administrator. Director of the Music Performance Programand Lecturer in Music at Columbia, Baczewska has been acclaimed as a “world-class” musician (The American Record Guide), lauded as “eloquent and technically flawless” (The Washington Post) and “highly sophisticated and truly admirable” (The Weekend, New York) in her “taste and admirable sensitivity” (Palm Beach Arts Paper).
Having performed as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, China National Symphony, and Macao Symphony, among others, she has also made appearances with violinist Joshua Bell and Tan Dun, with whom she has shared extensive orchestral and chamber collaborations. She has appeared in New York’s Carnegie Hall, San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, Beijing’s National Center for Performing Arts, Guangzhou’s Opera House, Shenzhen’s Polytheater, Paris’ Salle Cortot, among others. Baczewska is a laureate of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Polish Minister of Culture, as well as several international piano competitions (the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Chopin Competition, the Dorothy McKenzie Recognition Award, Prix du piano Ecoles d'Art Américaines Fontainebleau, Grand Prix European American Music Alliance Paris).