Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at 4:30pm
Fuller Music Center, University of Hartford
At the door: $20
GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor
Soloist: Joshua Sawicki
Joshua Sawicki is a pianist based in Denver, Colorado. He appears regularly as orchestral pianist for the Colorado Symphony (highlights have included Bernstein’s Fancy Free, Stravinsky’s Petrushka, Firebird, Symphony in Three Movements, Shostakovich’s Symphonies #1 and #5, and Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra), as a member of the new-music group The Playground Ensemble (recently ranked one of the top five chamber groups in Colorado), and as Principal Pianist of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist with the Denver Philharmonic, Grand Junction Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic, Lakewood Symphony, Farmington Valley Symphony, and the Lamont Symphony Orchestras; solo appearances and competitions have taken him to Paris, Manhattan, Utrecht, Novi Sad, Granada, Cambridge, Tampa, and Aspen. He has received prizes from various international competitions and can often be seen around Denver in chamber music performances alongside principal members of the CSO. Aside from teaching privately, he teaches piano as an adjunct faculty at the Community College of Denver and is the owner and director of a music school outside of Denver. He has studied in Boston, New York, London, Tampa, and Denver; his principal teachers include Steven Mayer, Rebecca Penneys, John O’Conor, Anthony di Bonaventura, and Svetozar Ivanov.