“In Golka’s hands, the work was stunning, a revelation of the composer’s soul.” — Chicago Sun-Times

Born and raised in Texas to a family of Polish musicians, pianist Adam Golka has won widespread critical and popular acclaim with his “brilliant technique and real emotional depth” (The Washington Post). A recipient of the Gilmore Young Artist Award and a fellowship from the American Pianists Association, he has performed with dozens of orchestras, from Seattle and Atlanta to BBC Scottish and Shanghai Philharmonic, and in recital at renowned venues and festivals. And he’s a North Texas favorite: he studied at TCU with his greatest musical influence, 1985 Cliburn Gold Medalist José Feghali, and has appeared with the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras and at the 2015 Cliburn Festival.

PROGRAM

BEETHOVEN   Sonata No. 7 in D Major, op. 10, no. 3

MICHAEL BROWN   30 Chords for Adam (2017)
MICHAEL BROWN   Folk Variations (2013)

ROMAN RABINOVICH   “Antiquity” from Memory Box (2017)

BRAHMS   Capriccio in B Minor, op. 76, no. 2
BRAHMS   Intermezzo in A Major, op. 118, no. 2
BRAHMS   Rhapsody in E-flat Major, op. 119, no. 4

— intermission —

PADEREWSKI   Nocturne, op. 16, no. 4
PADEREWSKI   Cracovienne fantastique, op. 14, no. 6

CHOPIN   Fantasy in F Minor, op. 49
CHOPIN   Mazurka in C-sharp Minor, op. 30, no. 4
CHOPIN   Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 31