Performer: Marcin Koziak - piano
In the program:
Presentation by Tamas Ungar, Professor of Piano at Texas Christian University
Music by Frédéric Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Claude Debussy, Karol Szymanowski, Christopher Theofanidis
Young Polish pianist Marcin Koziak has been chosen to participate in Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He currently is a student at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth under the tutorship of Professor Tamas Ungar and the Academy of Music in Krakow.
Marcin Koziak is a laureate of many Poland-wide and international competitions. He won II prize at the 5th International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Narva (Estonia, 2004), I prize at the 2nd International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Budapest (2006) and II prize and three additional prizes at the 7th International Competition for Young Pianists “Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam” in Bydgoszcz (Poland, 2007). Marcin has participated in numerous international festivals in Poland, Switzerland, France, Japan, China, and Italy.
Tamas Ungar has earned worldwide acclaim for his powerful performances and innovative programming. Throughout his extensive career he performed in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Germany, Hungary, Holland, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, People's Republic of China, Romania, Taiwan, and the United States. Since 1978 Mr. Ungar is a Professor of Piano at TCU. For the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, three of his students were invited to participate, an achievement reserved for very few teachers. $20