- Piano concerto No.5/ Concerto cho piano No. 5
- Polonaise A - major ( Instrumentation of Grzegorz Fitelberg)
- Sequenza II (world premiere) / lần đầu công diễn
- Overture "Eye of the Sea"
- Polonaise from film "Mr. Thaddeus"
Pianist Atsuko Seta Biography
In 1977 Atsuko Seta graduated from the Department of Music, Piano Course, OsakaKyoiku University. In 1978, she completed a Postgraduate Course, starting her career as a pianist, mentored by Argentine pianist Eduardo Delgado. She also studied at the International Academy Friedrich Wilhelm Schnurre in Sion, Switzerland in 1991 and has performed concertos in the country.
In 1996, Atsuko won the Top prize of the Masterplayers International Music Competition in Italy. Her talent has been noticed by the president conductor Maestro Schumacher.
"This phenomenal Japanese pianist has played to standing ovations. One of the greatest pianists I have ever heard !" (Richard Schumacher)
Since 1997, she has performed in Europe every year, especially Piano Concertos with Sudety Philharmonic in Poland.
"Extraordinary technique exceptional sound and dynamic impetuous temperament"
In 2003, Atsuko Seta received the Music Critic Club Prize, which is given to the most active musician in West Japan. In 2004, she received the IBLA Grand Prize Ginastera Special Award in Italy. In 2003 and 2004, she began performing piano concertos with the Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra, the first Japanese pianist to do so.
In 2005 she visited the United States, performing in Los Angeles and New York City, giving Ginastera recitals at the Yamaha Center and at Carnegie Hall and New York University during which she performed Ginastera Sonata No.1 amongst others.
“ Japanese Pianist Atsuko Seta is one of the true highlights of the evening, she is obviously in love with the music of the 20th Century Argentinean master Alberto Ginastera. She presents his music with such abandon and high-wattage enthusiasm,smiling with such delight in what she is creating.” (Jeffrey James)
In 2006, Atsuko performed premiere Ginastera Piano Concerto No.1 with Sudecka Philharmonic in Poland. In 2007, Grieg Piano Concerto with Sofia Philharmonic in Bulgaria.In 2011, Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 with Osaka Doctor’s Philharmonic in Japan.In 2012 Rechmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 with Ternopil Philharmonic in Ukraine.In 2013, Solo Recital in Italy and Germany.In 2014, Solo Recital in Holland.
In 2016, Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 with Ternopil Philharmonic in Ukraine, Ginastera Recital at Leipzig Hochschule“Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Germany.
Since 2008, she has been living in Thailand Chiangmai with her husband, performing many Solo Recitals and Piano Concertos with Chiangmai Philharmonic Orchestra. Currently teaching as a guest professor at Payap University Music Department. In April 2015, she organized Japan Concert Tour with her students, this was aired on Japanese TV.She founded ChiangmaiGinastera International Music Competition in 2016, be working wonderfully as an artistic director.
Official Website http://www.page.sannet.ne.jp/atsuko1/
Wojciech Czepiel (born in 1959) is a prominent Polish conductor, composer and violinist.
He started to take violin lessons from his father at the age of five. Ten years later, as a member of the All Antico Orchestra from Kraków, he won the First Prize at the Herbert von Karajan Competition for Chamber Orchestras in Berlin, where he also had an opportunity to play under the Karajan's baton.
In 1976 he won the Fourth Prize at Zdzisław Jahnke National Violin Competition. A year later he qualified to the semi-finals of the Henryk Wieniawski International Competition in Poznań.
He continued his studies at the Academy of Music in Kraków - violin with Kaja Danczowska , composition with Tadeusz Machl and Boguslaw Schaeffer and conducting with Krzysztof Missona (diploma with distinction in 1984).
He made his conducting debut in 1981 with the Chamber Orchestra of Krakow Music Academy. In 1982-84 he worked as an assistant conductor and a concertmaster of the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 1984-86 he was an artistic director and a principal conductor of the Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk.
Between 1986 and 1990 he worked as a conductor of the Warsaw Chamber Opera. In 1990-1991, he was associated with the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Łódź and 1991-1994 worked as a conductor and as a deputy artistic director of the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Warsaw. In 1997-2006 he was a chief conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Kraków Music Academy.
Since January 2000 till June 2013, he was an artistic director and conductor of the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra in Beirut.
Wojciech Czepiel has made numerous archive recordings for Polish Radio, Deutsche Welle as well as various labels such as Arts, Dux, Denon, Polskie Nagrania, and Pro Musica Camerata.
Wojciech Czepiel has conducted over 400 compositions. He appeared in many festivals: Midem in Cannes, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Palermo, Forum Bratislava, Carintischer Sommer in Villach, Beethovenfest in Bonn, Al Boustan Festival in Beirut, Warsaw Autumn, Cracow Music Festival, Tunis Festival and Abu Dhabi Music&Arts Festival.
He conducted many excellent orchestras including : Polish National Radio Symphony in Katowice, Moscow Bolshoi Theater Orchestra, National Opera in Warsaw, Qatar Philharmonic, Lebanese Philharmonic, Waco Symphony Orchestra, Cracow Philharmonic, Polish Chamber Philharmonic, Warsaw Chamber Opera, Saint -Etienne Opera, Warsaw Radio Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic, Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Lodz, Sudety Philharmonic, Warsaw Sinfonietta, Baltic Philharmonic in Gdansk, Wroclaw Philharmonic, Sinfonietta Zilina, Lviv Virtuosos, Cracow Academy Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Oltenia, Ploesti Philharmonic, Beethoven Academy Orchestra and many others.
As a composer he created music for solo instruments, chamber ensembles and for symphonic orchestra.
In 2012 he received from Polish Minister of Culture the medal "Gloria Artis" for his artistic achievements.
Now Wojciech Czepiel cooperates with various orchestras and operas as a guest conductor and continues his work as a composer.