The Edmond Sun

October 13, 2013

UCO presents guest pianist in concert


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music will present pianist Slawomir Dobrzanski, in a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Radke Fine Arts Theatre located in the UCO Center for Transformative Learning.

This concert is free and open to the public.

A Poland native, Dobrzanski currently teaches applied piano, chamber music and piano literature at Kansas State University.

Dobrzanski performs frequently as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, South America, China and the United States.

He has recorded several features as a soloist and chamber musician for Polish Radio and Television in Warsaw and authored the first English language biography of the acclaimed 19th Century pianist and composer Maria Agata Wolowska-Szymanowska.

“We look forward to Dr. Dobrzanski sharing his experiences, accomplishments and musical talents with us,” said Chindarat Charoenwongse-Shaw, Central professor of piano.

“Students and the metropolitan community can learn a lot from watching a pianist of this caliber perform.”

Dobrzanski will perform Wolfgang Mozart, Fryderyk Chopin, Maria Szymanowska, Karol Szymanowski and Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

Dobrzanski will also give a master class at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Radke Fine Arts Theatre that is free and open to all Central piano majors.

For more information regarding Dobrzanski’s visit, contact Charoenwongse-Shaw at ccharoenwongse@uco.edu.