Kazimierz Dolny is one of the most interesting and intriguing places on the map of Poland, a city in the heart of our country, an important center of artistic and cultural life, with rich folklore traditions, a place so eagerly visited by tourists.
In 2019, a unique event took place in Kazimierz Dolny, which is the bringing from the United States and donating to the city of Kazimierz for use a historic concert grand piano produced by the famous Steinway company from 1847, from the Romantic era; an instrument donated by Princess Irina zu Sayn Wittgenstein and Mr. Seweryn Aszkenazy. The piano comes from the era of Romanticism, from the time of Chopin and Mickiewicz salons, and it is this unique instrument that will be used by the music of the festival “Ballady i romanse”.
Johann Sebastian Bach:
Prelude and Fugue in C major, WTC I, BWV 846
Waltz No. 1, Op. 34 in A flat major
Ballade in A flat major, Op. 47 No. 3
Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13
Martín García García
Pianist born in Gijón, Spain. Educated at Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid & Mannes School of Music in New York.
First prize in several national and international competitions, highlighting his victory at 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition, and his 3rd Prize at XVIII International Chopin Piano Competition (and the special award for the Best Concerto).