Violinist Jerzy Kaplanek & pianist Leopoldo Erice will be performing Schubert’s Grand Duo Sonata in A Major, and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 1 in f minor.
Internationally renowned violinist Jerzy Kapłanek has established himself as a chamber musician, member of the celebrated Penderecki String Quartet, soloist, dedicated teacher, adjudicator, artistic director of QuartetFest and lately as a jazz violinist. He performs throughout Europe, Asia, and North and South America over 80 concerts each season.
Spanish pianist Leopoldo Erice enjoys a performing and teaching career, which has brought him to Europe, the two Americas, Asia, and Africa. Among his performances, the recitals with cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, clarinettist James Campbell, the Cecilia, Quiroga, Vega, and Penderecki String Quartets, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española are especially noteworthy. He is a faculty member at the University of Ottawa (Canada), has been a member of the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada).
Leopoldo has won several prestigious awards, including first prize at the Ciudad de Albacete National Piano Competition, and the prize for the best collaborative pianist at the Acisclo Fernández International Singing Competition, which he won by a unanimous jury vote. He has also made recordings for television and radio programs in Spain, Argentina, Syria, and the USA.