KUWAIT CHAMBER PHILHARMONIA presents
on Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8:00 p.m. at Al-Hashemi II -Grand Ballroom Radisson Blu
SPECIAL GALA CONCERT
CELEBRATING 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF KUWAITI-POLISH DYPLOMATIC RELATIONS
under patronage of H.E. Ambassador of the Republic of Poland GRZEGORZ OLSZAK
MONIKA KORYBALSKA – mezzosoprano
BARTEK RYBAK – piano
FAISAL AL-BAHAIRI – piano
& Special Guests Artists – Feyruza Kadirova – violin & Ilgis Royanov - piano
Program incl. Opera arias & songs, Piano & Violin works from Bach, Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Chopin, Moniuszko, Tchaikovsky, Gounod, Bizet, Kalman, & Kuwaiti composer – Dr Amer Jaafar
Tickets are available at the Radisson Blu.
Sponsors of the Event:
Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Mr. George Dzierzon
Sponsors of the Season: Khorafi Business Machines GBM, Tanagra, British School of Kuwait, New English School, Kuwait English School, Radisson Blu Hotel
Soloists of the concert:
MONIKA KORYBALSKA (mezzo-soprano) is a young star of State Opera in Cracow. She studied at the Cracow Music Academy under Dr. Katherina Oles-Blacha. She debuted even before joining The Academy in Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ in joined Dutch-Polish production. She performed already at the most prestigious Mozart Festival in Salzburg, Austria. In December 2010 she was a soloist at The Fairy Queen by H. Purcell under conductor P. Eastwood. At the stage of Cracow Opera she debuted in 2009 at G. Puccini’s ‘Madame Butterfly’ and continuing at Bizet’s ‘Carmen’, Moniuszko’s ‘Haunted Manor’ and others.
BARTEK RYBAK graduated with distinction from the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw and Amsterdam Conservatory. He won several prizes on piano competitions in Poland and France and participated in Master Classes of leading Professors as Andrzej Jasinski, John O’Connor, Rudolf Buchbinder, Eugene Indjic and Philippe Entremont. He performed concerts in Poland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Kuwait and Egypt as a pianist, conductor and – talented composer. He lectures at the Music Department of the College of Basic Education.
FAISAL G. AL-BAHAIRI is a young talented Kuwaiti pianist studying piano in Kuwait (at Kuwait Music Academy among others) and Poland. He won Grand Prix – First Prize at the 1st Gulf International Chopin Competition – Kuwait, 2010 presented by H.E. Sheikh Nasser Al-Sabah and Special Prize of Minister of Culture of the Republic of Poland, Bogdan Zdrojewski.
Dr. AMER JAAFAR is a leading Kuwaiti composer. He completed his studies in US and Poland Academies. Well-known from his composition of concert music as well as from very popular KTV series and movies, he is the author of new arrangement of Kuwaiti National Anthem. Presently Dr. Amer is the Dean of The College of Music at the College of Basic Education.
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