Bethany College, the Lindsborg Arts Council, and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute of Poland will present international touring artist, Maciej Grzybowski, in a piano recital on Saturday, March 1 at 4pm at Presser Hall. The program will include works by: JS Bach, Schumann, Szymański, Paderewski, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin. Grzybowski will perform on the new Shigeru-Kawai Grand Piano recently gifted to Bethany College by the LaRue Frazier family of Colorado. The concert is free and open to the public. Free will donations will be accepted.
Maciej Grzybowski was born in Warsaw, Poland. He embarked on his artistic career in 1990 performing extensively across Europe and the United States, recording CDs, as well as for radio and TV. He has specialized in 20th century works and has premiered original works, both as a solo artist and in collaborative efforts (chamber music).
Walter Arlen of Los Angeles Times states of Grzybowski’s performance, “HE BREATHES THE MUSIC and brings out character no one else has found in it. (…) He is a phenomenon, a marvel, a miracle, a special kind of genius.” Jakub Polaczyk, Pittsburg, PA claims, ”Grzybowski’s remarkable intepretations are really unique, with uncommon treatment of time, and a great sense of form. His many marvelous ways of sound articulation reminded me of the greatest piano masters such as: Vladimir Horowitz or Glenn Gould. He also proved to be a master of the polyphonic voices and the repetition technique.”