Date(s) - Thursday, April 6, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Pre-Diploma Masterclass with Janina Fialkowska
Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall (U of W)
APRIL 6, 2017
Beloved the world over for her exquisite pianism, Janina Fialkowska has enchanted audiences for over forty years with her glorious lyrical sound, her sterling musicianship and her profound sense of musical integrity.
Born to a Canadian mother and a Polish father in Montreal, Janina Fialkowska started to study the piano with her mother at the age of four. The University of Montreal awarded her both advanced degrees of “Baccalaureat” and “Maitrise” by the time she was only 17.
In 1974, her career was launched by Arthur Rubinstein after her prize-winning performance at his inaugural Master Piano Competition in Israel. She has performed with the foremost North American orchestras.
Janina Fialkowska was the Founding Director of the hugely successful “Piano Six” project and its successor “Piano Plus”. This latest project brought together some of Canada’s greatest Classical pianists, instrumentalists and vocalists with Canadians who, for either geographical or financial reasons, would otherwise be unable to hear this calibre of “live” classical performance. In 2000, “Piano Six“ won the Chalmers Award, one of Canada‘s top arts awards.
Ms. Fialkowska is the founder of the “International Piano Academy” held annually at the Bavarian Music Academy in Marktoberdorf, Germany. There, she passes on the traditions of her own teachers from the Russian piano school of Anton Rubinstein and the French school of Alfred Cortot as well as her unique musical experiences as Arthur Rubinstein’s protégée. She also serves regularly as a jury member with some of the world’s most prestigious international piano competitions.
Ms. Fialkowska , an Officer of the Order of Canada, was the recipient of the 2012 Governor General‘s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement in Classical Music.
Ms. Fialkowska last appeared on the Virtuosi stage in November 2004.
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