Musicians accompanying the participants
of the Competition:
II stage of the Competition
Łukasz Nagórka – pianist, accompanist-pianist, pedagogue. Graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the piano class of Professor Anna Jastrzębska- Quinn. He also studied at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Winner of competitions and piano festivals on a national and international scale. He has given concerts in Italy, Spain, Germany and Austria. Since 2014, he has been working as a lecturer at the Faculty of Composition, Conducting and Music Theory of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.
Misato Tokuda – pianist, born in 1990 in Kyoto. She began her education in Japan, where in 2009 she graduated from Hamamatsu Gakugei High School and then continued her studies at the Tokyo College of Music. In 2010 she began her studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the piano class of Professor Bronisława Kawalla and chamber music class of Professor Maja Nosowska. She is the winner of the second prize at the Young Artist Piano Competition in Japan and the silver medalist of the International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia in Tokyo. Her concert activity is two-way: solo and chamber music. In the first one, one should note her participation in monographic concerts at the Academy, devoted to the works of Schumann, Liszt and Szymanowski. In chamber music she accompanies many outstanding soloists. She perfected her pianistic artistry during master classes in Poland and Spain, with professors such as Pavel Gililov, Stanislav Pochekin and Wojciech Kocyan.
Chamber wind orchestra
III stage of the Competition
The wind chamber orchestra created for the third stage of the Competition will be formed by students of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
The ensemble will be adapted to the repertoire of the third stage – Petite symphonie pour vents by Charles Gounod (9 musicians: flute, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two french horns).
Concert Wind Orchestra
of the Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army Forces
III stage of the Competition / Gala Concert
The Concert Orchestra of the Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army Forces has been showing the richness of Polish national culture for several decades. It is popularized in the military and civil circles – at Poland and abroad.
The Orchestra is a part of the Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army Forces, whose main activity is to develop artistic programmes and organise concerts, including stage, open-air, chamber, symphonic, solo and choral concerts. The Ensemble cooperates with recognized artists of Polish stages – singers, dancers and actors. The Ensemble develops promotional and publishing activities and disseminates artistic work directed to multi-generational audiences.
The Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army refers to the great national-patriotic tradition, which has developed in the spirit of Christianity. The repertoire of sacred music includes works on religious themes, from Bogurodzica to masses and church songs. Artists in uniforms also perform at various national celebrations. Alongside old war and military songs, in the Ensemble repertoire are original and pop music songs.
Website of the Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army Forces
header photo: SGGW / Orkiestra Reprezentacyjna SGGW / excerpt from the original
Łukasz Nagórka and Misato Takuda – biographies and photographs – artists’ own materials
Concert Wind Orchestra RAE-PAF: photo and description – Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army Forces press materials