Cecily Palzewicz - soprano; Michal Palzewicz - cello; Lucyna Palzewicz - piano
Tickets are also available at the Paddington Station and The Music Coop in Ashland.
The Palzewicz Ensemble consists of cellist Michal Palzewicz, vocalist, Cecily Palzewicz, and pianist, Lucyna Palzewicz. Spokane Symphony concertmaster Mateusz Wolski, will return to join them two years after his successful debut in the Rogue Valley!
Program: Chopin: Cello sonata in G minor, Op.65, Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello, Dvorak: Song to the Moon (Rusalka), Brahms: Piano Trio No.1 in B major, Op.8.
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Tickets are also available at Classical Millennium, 3144 E. Burnside, Portland
Ready to celebrate the turning of a beautiful spring into an even more beautiful Oregon summer? We've got just the music for you! On Wednesday evening, June 29, at 7:30, please come to the Old Church, SW 11th and Clay for the Portland debut concert of wonderful international musicians, Michal Palzewicz, Cecily Palzewicz, Lucyna Palzewicz and Mateusz Wolski in a voluptuous program of cello, violin and piano sonatas of Chopin and Ravel, a Brahms piano trio, and a Dvorak aria to make your cares float away. Ashland and the Rogue Valley are all abuzz about the vigorous musicality of these young virtuoso musicians. Come see and hear why! This exceptional concert is being presented in cooperation with Julie Lawrence Yoga Center and the Portland Musical Emergency Response Team. Tickets have the friendly prices of $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. Children under 17, free admission.
Michal Palzewicz (cello) a native of Poland began his musical training at the age of seven. When he was seventeen years old, together with his friends, he founded the Elsner String Quartet. As a member of his group Michal studied with many world-renowned quartets including the Amadeus String Quartet. The Elsners went on to become the quartet-in-residence at the Britten-Pears School, Suffolk, England. After winning the European Young Concert Artists Competition in Leipzig the Elsner quartet was enthusiastically invited to the Manhattan School of Music for a full scholarship. During this time they performed at many prestigious venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall while continuing to play in Europe as well. Currently Michal is performing as a chamber musician with several groups including Worcester Chamber Music Society and his own Palzewicz Ensemble. He is also thrilled to be playing for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this season in the musical 'She Loves Me'. Michal has a versatile style of playing which he attributes to his many wonderful teachers and coaches, which include the members of the Amadeus String Quartet, David Soyer, Michael Tree, Hugh Maguire, Robert Mann, Pinchas Zuckerman, and Isidore Cohen.
Cecily Palzewicz (soprano) grew up in Washington, D.C. She began her musical career at the Levine School of Music at age five where she studied violin, chamber music and later, voice. She continued her education at the Walnut Hill School for the Performing and Fine Arts where she developed her passion for classical voice and operatic performance. Cecily went on to study with Richard Miller at the Oberlin Conservatory and then with Marlena Malas at the Manhattan School of Music where she received her Bachelor's of Music degree. Since then Cecily has performed classically throughout the U.S., both in operas and as a soloist. She has also pursued other musical projects, including helping compose and record the score for a guided meditation CD entitled 'Opening Meditation'. She and her husband developed a restorative yoga with sacred chant workshop that they have given for the past two years in their hometown of Ashland, Oregon. Cecily is thrilled to be working with her new band, Trine, a collaboration that includes her husband as well as percussionist Jason Cedar Miller. However, her most important project these days is her one-year-old daughter Lucia.
Lucyna Palzewicz (piano) was born in 1975 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She began her piano studies at age five. At age nine she began playing in a duo with her brother, cellist Michal Palzewicz, thus creating a life-long passion for ensemble playing. She continued to focus her attention on chamber music and accompaniment throughout the following years and performed regularly with instrumentalists and singers. In 1994 she won a prize for accompaniment at the XX Century Music Competition for Young Performers in Warsaw. She is a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw as well as Warsaw University, where she studied English literature. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Poland, Mexico and the United States. In 2007 she moved to Dublin, Ireland where she currently lives.