Julia Kociuban - A Series of Concerts in USA
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
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
April 23, 7:00, Thursday – Key West, FL
Presenter: St. Paul Episcopal Church
401 Duval St; Key West, FL 33040
$10 suggested donation
Saturday, April 25, 7 PM – Fort Lauderdale
Presenter: Chopin Foundation & Broward County Main Library
Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue
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,
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
Reservations by April 27 to: 646-237-2114 or to firstname.lastname@example.org
April 30, 7 PM – Barboursville, VA
Presented by Virginia Chapter of the Chopin Foundation
17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923
Tickets: $60, hors d'oeuvres, Barboursville wine, black-tie optional.
info/tickets at: 540.832.0071 or email@example.com
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.