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GROUPMUSE HOSTED BY BARBARA
MESSAGE FROM THE HOST
Please join us at our home for an intimate and casual evening of live classical music and great people to benefit our Polish dance and cultural group, Lowiczanie (www.polishfolk.org).
It is our first time hosting and we are so excited to bring everyone together for a splendid evening! Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend, so please tell friends! There is a $20 entrance fee to support the group and we will have some tea and wine available, but please BYOB as well to ensure there is enough :)
The concert will be performed by the Polish classical pianist, Joanna Różewska and accompanied by the wonderful Russian cellist, Yulia Fomicheva.
Yulia will play few movements from Bach's and Reger's cello suites, and Joanna will play Andante spianato and Grande Polonasie Brillante Op. 22 by Chopin. Together, they will play two movements from Myaskovsky's 2nd Sonata for cello and piano and Beethoven's Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen from Mozart's Magic Flute.
Yulia Fomicheva is a cellist born in Moscow, Russia. She holds M.M from the Tchaikovsky's Conservatory and Gnesin's Academy of Music in Moscow. Yulia won numerous international music competition and has performed as a soloist and as a member of ensembles and orchestras in USA, Russia, China, England and Germany. She moved to the US in 2015 to pursue the Professional Studies Diploma program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and to gain orchestra experience at the SF Orchestra Academy. She is a member of SFCM Baroque Ensemble and takes part in many interesting music projects such as baroque music with electronica concerts in DNA Lounge in San Francisco. She is going to complete both programs in 2017 and looking forward for great opportunities to continue her career as a cellist in the US.
Joanna Różewska is a Polish pianist, currently living in California. Her repertoire features Chopin alongside lesser known composers. Her great passion is discovering the folk music influences in the classical music.
Here is a great sample of Joanna at work:
I would like to invite you to LIKE her FB page in order to be in the loop of her Bay Area concerts: facebook.com/rozewska
As a solo pianist she performed in USA, China, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Italy, Poland, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. She also gave special concerts in Chopin’s Museum in Warsaw for the President of Poland, the Queen of Norway, the Prince of Wales, and the Prime Minister of China.
Joanna Różewska has also worked with many outstanding professors such as: L. Fleisher, A. Gavrilov, O. Maisenberg, G. Ohlsson, M. Raekallio, J. Rouvier, J. Swann and M. Voskresensky.
She received scholarships from the Ministry of Culture and the National Children Fund. In 2012 she received the Young Poland scholarship for her CD recording.
Joanna Różewska holds an M.M from the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and she is currently a postgraduate student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
If you have any questions please feel free to directly reach out to Basia Suroz via FB.
Looking forward to seeing you and your friends!
Basia and Gabriel
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WHAT IS A GROUPMUSE
They're casual, friendly, and intimate. Anyone can host, and anyone can attend.
People gather in a local host's living room, hang out, make friends, listen to two half-hour sets of mind-blowing music performed by professionals, and go home happy.
Hosts don't provide drinks. Please drink responsibly and moderately.
Then meet some new people for 30-60 minutes before the music starts.
Tips are always welcome, but the musicians will be paid from your ticket purchase.
Sitting on the floor or squeezing on the couch for the music is a great way to make new friends.