Bolesław Śmiały, Op. 8
Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 43
Stańczyk, Op. 1
Olga Zado (Piano)
Lower Silesia Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
The present release features works by Ludomir Rozycki, brilliantly performed by Olga Zado and the Lower Silesia Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. The Silesian Philharmonic was one of the first arts institutions to be revived in Poland after World War II. It began on May 26, 1945, and soon thereafter started performing abroad. Described as a “master of the magical art of rubato” (Hamburger Abendblatt) and often referred to as a “magician on the piano” (Mannheimer Morgen), Olga Zado touches audiences and critics around the world with her deep poetic musicianship and sparkling electrifying technique. As a highly gifted child Olga gave her first solo recitals and performances with orchestras from the early age of 7, making her international debut at the Kulturcasino Bern (age 12), performing Mozart Piano Concerto K.488. Born in Odessa, she received her musical education at the renown Stolyarsky Special Music School for young prodigies in the piano tradition of Heinrich Neuhaus. After continuing her musical studies with Mihaela Ursuleasa at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Bern, she received further important musical impulses from Leon Fleisher, Pavel Gililov, Jacques Rouvier, Bernd Glemser, Norma Fisher and especially from her current mentor Sergei Babayan.