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Julia Kociuban - A Series of Concerts in USA

03/18/2009

Chopin Foundation of the United States presents
Sensational winner of the 2008 National Chopin Piano Competition of Poland
in a series of concert in the USA
 

Julia Kociuban
Julia Kociuban

Events

Friday, April 17, 7 PM – Philadelphia, PA
Presenter: Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia

The Settlement Music School
416 Queen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Tickets:  $25/each; students, $15.  
Contact:  Debbie Majka:  215-627-1391

Sunday, April 19, 4 PM - Cleveland, Ohio
Presenter: The Kosciuszko Foundation, Cleveland Chapter

Shrine of St. Stanislaus,   3649 East 65th Street
Cleveland, OH  44105;  www.ststanislaus.org 
Tickets at the door: $10 KF members and seniors, $15 adults, $5 students.

Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 Akron, OH
Presenter: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
714 N. Portage Path, Akron, OH 
By invitations only
www.stanhywet.org
April 23, 7:00, Thursday – Key West, FL
Presenter: St. Paul Episcopal Church
401 Duval St; Key West, FL 33040
$10 suggested donation
Contact: 305-296-5142

Saturday, April 25, 7 PM – Fort Lauderdale
Presenter: Chopin Foundation & Broward County Main Library

Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue
Free
more at: www.chopin.org; or at: 305.868.0624

Sunday, April 26, 3 PM  – Coral Gables
Presenter: Chopin Foundation of the US

Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Drive,
Free
more at: www.chopin.org, or at: 305.868-0624

Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 – New York
Presenter: Consulate General of the Republic of Poland and Chopin Foundation

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland   
233 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016
Free
Reservations by April 27 to:  646-237-2114 or to evz@polishconsulateny.org

April 30, 7 PM – Barboursville, VA
Presented by Virginia Chapter of the Chopin Foundation

Barboursville Vineyards
17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923
Tickets: $60, hors d'oeuvres, Barboursville wine, black-tie optional.
info/tickets at: 540.832.0071 or chopin@premiervirginiaproperties.com
 
 

Julia Kociuban

The 17-year old winner of the 2008 Polish National Chopin Piano Competition, Julia Kociuban, was born in Krakow, Poland. Ms. Kociuban is a student of the Mieczysław Karłowicz State Music School in Krakow where she has studied with Olga Lazarska (1998 – 2006) and Prof. Piotr Paleczny since 2006.

Julia has won several important national and international piano competitions, among them are the International Piano Competition "Konzerteum" in Greece, 2000;  Kłodzko Piano Competition in Klodzko, Poland, 2001; International Competition “Gradus ad Parnassum” in Kaunas, Lithuania, 2001; Jan Sebastian Bach International Piano Competition in Gorzów Wielkopolski,  Poland, 2002; Chopin Piano Competition for Children in Jelenia Góra, Poland, 2002 & 2005; International Chopin Piano Competition in Narva, Estonia, 2004;  Milosz Magin International Piano Competition in Paris, France, 2005; and International Piano Competition “A Step Towards Mastery” in St. Petersburg, Russia, 2007.

She is a recipient of several scholarships including one from the Mr. and Mrs. Kwaśniewski Foundation (Former President of Poland), the City of Krakow Scholarship, Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow, Małopolska Foundation “Sapere Auso” and from Poland’s Ministry of Culture. She has also been a beneficiary of the Polish Children’s Fund in Warsaw since year 2000.

In July 2003 she took part in the international program Morningside Music Bridge in Calgary, Canada. Since 2004, she has participated in Master Classes presented during the Int’l Chopin Festival in Duszniki, Poland,  and lead by pianists and piano teachers of international acclaim. In 2007 she was a chosen participant of Holland Music Sessions in Bergen.

Julia was invited to play in many festivals, such as the International Festival for Young Talents in Kaunas, Lithuania, David Oistrach Festival in Parnu, Estonia, “Chopin Days” in Warsaw, Young Artists Festival in Krakow, Konzertzyklus in Vienna, Third International Piano Festival in Warsaw and in “Altenburger Musikfestival” in Germany.            

She has performed in Poland, France, Germany, Russia, Estonia, Canada, Austria and Lithuania. As a soloist she has played with Beethoven’s Academy Orchestra, the Slask Philharmonic Orchestra, the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, the Dolnoslaska Philharmonic Orchestra, the Parnu City Orchestra, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, and the Warsaw Academy Orchestra.

Julia also enjoys playing chamber music. She has performed several concerts with her brothers as a “Family Trio” in Krakow Philharmonic Hall, Royal Castle in Warsaw and in Altenburg, Germany.

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