GCPI Alumni Series: Katarzyna Musial ~ November 23 & 24, 2013

Katarzyna Musial ~ Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas

GCPI Alumni MusialThe Miners Foundry Presents GCPI:  The Alumni Series, with pianist Katarzyna Musial as the second Alumni Artist.  The GCPI Alumni Series will feature a Concert along with a Master Class.   The concert will be presented Saturday, November 23, 2013 and will include works by Messiaen, Chopin, Turina, Vance, Ginastera and Gorecki.  Katarzyna Musial has performed internationally including her recent debut at Carnegie Hall.  Her playing has been described by the New York Concert Review as “a pure delight… wonderfully evocative… vividly detailed… interpretations that plumbed emotional depths with harmonic coloring.”

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 8:00 p.m.  A no-host bar will be available.  Admission is $30.00 and includes a reception after the concert.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.


In the second Gold Country Piano Institute Alumni Series Master Class, pianist Katarzyna Musial will offer detailed, insightful comments for each student and help them to examine their repertoire with a new perspective.   Katarzyna brings her experience as a student at GCPI as well as her studies with numerous world-class professors, her experience as a soloist and chamber musician, and her passion for and knowledge of great music.

Following GCPI’s tradition of presenting a collegiate atmosphere, the Master Class students will also enjoy a chance to share in a discussion with Katarzyna during a catered lunch.  The Master Class will be presented on Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Cost to participate in the Master Class is $50.00 (includes 1 concert ticket).  Class size is limited.


Polish-Canadian pianist Katarzyna Musial has performed as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.  Recent  highlights of her career include a debut at Carnegie Hall, performances at the Vancouver Olympic Games, the International Beethoven FEstival (Chicago), Tempietto Festival Musicale della Nazioni (Rome), and the Music In the Mountains Festival (California).

Ms. Musial holds a Master’s Degree with high honors from the Academy of Music in Cracow, an Artist Diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music, and a Diploma in Advance Music Performance Studies from Concordia University (Montreal) under the supervision of Anna Szpilberg and Philip Cohen, who remains her mentor and long-term performance consultant.

Katarzyna Musial

The mission of Gold Country Piano Institute is to instill serious young American piano students with the realization they can achieve excellence at a young age by giving them opportunities to study with master piano instructors and to interact with young virtuosi from around the world in an innovative and intensive piano master course.

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The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County music community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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