Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
General Admission: $15 per person
Children Under 12: $10 per person
Admission payable at the door
PROGRAM: Enescu’s Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Chopin’s Polonaise brillante in C major, Op. 3, and Chopin’s Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 8
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. In July 2016 at the 20th International Piano Festival in Na??czów he was decorated with the Medal of Merit for the Polish Culture awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland in recognition of his artistic and pedagogical achievements. At the same time he received Appreciation Awards from the Mayor of the City of Na??czów and from the Lublin Voivodeship Marshal for his cultural contribution to the city and the region. Dr. Brzozowski is the founder and director of the International Music Festival, held annually in Naleczow, Poland. This event, now in its twentieth 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.
Romanian-born violinist Marian Tanau first picked up the violin at age four and began his musical education in his hometown of Timisoara in Romania. He graduated from Liceul de Muzica “Ion Vidu,” where he studied violin with Maria Cle?iu. He then left for the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca and the Conservatorul de Muzica “G. Dima,” where he earned an Artists Diploma. Later in the U.S., he earned a graduate degree from Bowling Green State University.
Tanau joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1995. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Romania and the U.S. and is an active chamber musician. In 2004, Tanau joined the violin faculty at Wayne State University. In 2005, he was awarded a sabbatical year and moved temporarily to Romania where he joined the music faculty at the National College of Art “Ion Vidu,” and the Music Conservatory of the West University from Timisoara.
His recording of the Violin Sonata by Paul Paray, recorded for Grotto Productions, received praise from critics in the prestigious Strad, Gramophone, and Fanfare Magazines.
Marian Tanau is the founder and president of the American Romanian Festival, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote American and Romanian music and culture to audiences in the U.S. and Europe.
Jeremy Crosmer is a remarkable young artist, both as a cellist and a composer. Crosmer completed multiple graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in cello, composition, and theory pedagogy, and received his DMA in 2012 at age 24. From 2012 to 2017, he served as the Assistant Principal cellist in the Grand Rapids Symphony, and he joined the DSO in May of 2017. He is the composer and arranger for the GRS Music for Health Initiative, which pairs symphonic musicians with music therapists to bring classical music to hospitals. In March of 2017, the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital launched a music channel that runs continuously, using four hours of meditative music composed by Crosmer and performed by musicians of the GRS.