Dr. Slawomir Dobrzaski will be performing on piano at 7 p.m. on Friday evening at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg. The program will consist of Tchaikovsky’s “The Seasons,” along with pieces by Morton Feldman and Franz Liszt. The concert is part of the Gallery’s chamber music series.
A versatile pianist with a broad repertoire, Slawomir Dobrzaski frequently performs as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, South America, China, and throughout the United States. He is a graduate of the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland and of the University of Connecticut, where he received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2001. He also participated in summer courses in Switzerland and Poland, where he studied piano performance with Malcolm Frager, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Victor Merzhanov, and others.
Dobrzaski is also an author of the first English language biography of the acclaimed 19th-century pianist and composer Maria Szymanowska. In 2013, he recorded a multi-disc album of the complete piano music by Szymanowska.
A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, he was a member of music faculties at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island. Currently he serves as professor of music at the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Kansas State University, where he teaches piano performance, chamber music, and piano literature.
The Sandzen Gallery is located at 401 North First Street in Lindsborg. There is no charge for the concert, however, donations are appreciated. For further information, call the Gallery at 785-227-2220 or email email@example.com.