Brahms & Tchaikovsky: The Great Adversaries
featuring pianist Kazimierz Brzozowski, violinist Marian Tanau,
and cellist Jeremy Crosmer
Sunday, April 10th @ 2:00 PM
This concert is made possible with generous support from Salon Series Genre Underwriters,
Maurice & Linda Binkow.
KCH’s Salon Series celebrates classical music in an intimate setting that is reminiscent of the 19th century style salon or parlour concerts – a concert style which would have been entirely familiar to composers like Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and Liszt, and which offers audiences an opportunity to experience world-class chamber music in a living room setting.
This program features two great piano trios by these late 19th century composers: Tchaikovsky’s Trio in A Minor, Op. 50 and Brahms’ Trio in C Minor, Op. 101. Although Brahms and Tchaikovsky shared a birthday on May 7th (Brahms being seven years older, born in 1833), they stand on opposite poles of the composing spectrum. Brahms was the great classicist, building his works with intricate musical logic; Tchaikovsky was the heart-on-his-sleeve emotionalist, as colorful as Brahms was sober.
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COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts
- Moving forward, all patrons and artists who wish to attend or present performances indoors at KCH must provide a valid, complete COVID-19 vaccination card OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed by a third party within the previous 72 hours prior to entry. Such proof must be presented at concert check-in, may be displayed on a smartphone OR presented as a physical copy, and must also be accompanied by a matching, valid ID for verification.**
- Additionally, according to current CDC recommendations, masks are required for audiences inside the House and can only be removed when seated with a beverage (when available). When performing, artists may wear a mask, or not, at their own discretion.
**Proof of vaccination exceptions will be made for children under 5. These guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours prior to entry.
After his concerto debut at the age of fourteen, Kazimierz Brzozowski frequently performed as a soloist with the Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra and he gave series of concerts in Hungary. As a student in Warsaw, he often appeared in recitals at the Academy of Music, Chopin Society, Warsaw Musical Society, National Philharmonic Hall, and at Zelazowa Wola – Chopin’s birthplace. He has made recordings for the Polish Radio and Television, recorded compact discs with music by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Szymanowski, Liszt and Bartok. His recordings are also included in popular CD sets “Living with the Classics”.
Mr. Brzozowski’s performance highlights include a New York Carnegie Hall debut, performances in Warsaw with the Polish National Radio Orchestra, recorded live for the Public Radio and TV, concerts at the Mozart Festival and the Chopin Festival in Warsaw, recitals for the Chopin Foundation in Florida, and concerts in Japan.
Kazimierz Brzozowski currently resides in Michigan, where he has frequently performed in recitals, and as a soloist with symphony orchestras including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He performs in his native Poland as well, in recitals and as a soloist with Philharmonic orchestras.
He is a graduate of the Warsaw Chopin Academy of Music (M.M.) and University of Michigan (DMA). He has received awards from the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, Ann Arbor Musical Society in Michigan, University of Michigan and Kosciuszko Foundation in New York. He is a prize winner at the Polish National Piano Festival and Chopin Society Competition in Warsaw. Mr. Brzozowski is a Steinway artist. In July 2016 at the 20th International Piano Festival in Nałęczów he was decorated with the Medal of Merit for the Polish Culture awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland in recognition of his artistic and pedagogical achievements. At the same time he received Appreciation Awards from the Mayor of the City of Nałęczów and from the Lublin Voivodeship Marshal for his cultural contribution to the city and the region.
Dr. Brzozowski is the founder and director of the International Music Festival, held annually in Naleczow, Poland. This event, now in its 24th year, attracts international high school and college students for intensive study and performances, both solo and with a chamber orchestra. Faculty and guest artists come from Poland, United States, Russia, and Japan.