You’ll be dazzled by the piano artistry of the Mack Sisters, Kazimierz Brzozowski and Cliff Monear and his trio, as they weave their way through a tapestry of styles and sounds on the 9? Steinway Concert Grands. And we’ll surprise you with special arrangements written just for this evening.
Seating is limited to just 110 guests for dinner and will sell out fast.
Order your ticket before November 25th by calling Cathy Loudon at 248.560.9200 or email her at [email protected]
A product of the Berklee College of Music – Cliff’s jazz group, “The Cliff Monear Trio,” is one of the busiest performing rhythm sections in the Midwest.
In addition to this very full private and public performance schedule, and teaching commitments at Wayne State University, Cliff is the exclusive Steinway & Sons representative for the Michigan jazz community.
In 1994, after winning strong recognition as soloists, the Mack sisters melded their artistry into an award-winning piano duo.
They won several prizes in prestigious international competitions such as the Dranoff International Two-Piano Competition in Florida, the Ellis Two-Piano National Competition in South Carolina. They also received both the First and Kodama Prizes at the International Piano Duo Competition in Tokyo.
The Mack Sisters have been featured in the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in Michigan, the Symposium for Two-Pianos in Florida, and the Keyboard Festival at the Quebec International Two-Piano Festival. They frequently join the faculty of the International Summer Music Festival in Naleczow, Poland.
In addition to performing with orchestras, the allure of their duo performances has taken them to numerous communities including major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Milan, and Tokyo. While touring abroad, their concerts were broadcast live in Stockholm, Warsaw, and Milan. In Chicago, Yuki and Tomoko have performed on WFMT radio programs such as the Dame Myra Hess Series and Live From Studio One. They were also featured as guest artists on PBS in Michigan and Florida.
Currently Yuki and Tomoko reside in Michigan where they’ve established deep roots in the musical community as performing artists and teachers. The Mack Sisters have produced four highly acclaimed CDs which include a diverse repertoire of one-piano and two-piano works. After their debut of Rhapsody, they released American Mosaic, Fantasy, and Danse Montage.
In 2006, Yuki & Tomoko were selected to be Steinway Artists, joining an impressive roster of world renown pianists.
After his concerto debut at the age of fourteen, Kazimierz Brzozowski frequently performed as a soloist with the Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra and he gave series of concerts in Hungary. As a student in Warsaw, he often appeared in recitals at the Academy of Music, Chopin Society, Warsaw Musical Society, National Philharmonic Hall, and at Zelazowa Wola – Chopin’s birthplace. He has made recordings for the Polish Radio and Television, recorded compact discs with music by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Szymanowski, Liszt and Bartok. His recordings are also included in popular CD sets “Living with the Classics”.
Mr. Brzozowski’s performance highlights include a New York Carnegie Hall debut, performances in Warsaw with the Polish National Radio Orchestra, recorded live for the Public Radio and TV, concerts at the Mozart Festival and the Chopin Festival in Warsaw, recitals for the Chopin Foundation in Florida, and concerts in Japan.
Kazimierz Brzozowski currently resides in Michigan, where he has frequently performed in recitals, and as a soloist with symphony orchestras including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He performs in his native Poland as well, in recitals and as a soloist with Philharmonic orchestras.
He is a graduate of the Warsaw Chopin Academy of Music (M.M.) and University of Michigan (DMA). He has received awards from the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, Ann Arbor Musical Society in Michigan, University of Michigan and Kosciuszko Foundation in New York. He is a prize winner at the Polish National Piano Festival and Chopin Society Competition in Warsaw. Mr. Brzozowski is a Steinway artist.
Dr. Brzozowski is the founder and director of the International Music Festival, held annually in Naleczow, Poland. This event, now in its sixteenth year, attracts international high school and college students for intensive study and performances, both solo and with a chamber orchestra. Faculty and guest artists come from Poland, United States, Russia, and Japan.