U.S. Classic Guitar President William Jenks is excited to present Polish classical guitar virtuoso Mateusz Kowalski on Sunday, February 16 at 4:00 p.m., as the third concert of the inaugural 2019-2020 Hawaii International Guitar Series. The recital will take place at a private residence in Hawi with breathtaking coastal and mountain views. Ticket info below.
Mr. Kowaslki is the first prize winner of one of the most prestigious classical guitar competitions in the world known as the EuroStrings Competition where only first prize winners of seventeen European international competitions compete in one super competition. Touted by Classical Guitar Magazine as a ‘spectacular’ musician and his interpretations as ‘truly breathtaking’, Mateusz Kowalski is emerging as a star on the worldwide guitar stage.
His repertoire consists of pieces from different epochs – from the renaissance to modern compositions. He interprets them in a historically informed manner. His aim is to build interesting, convincing and very often surprising musical creations, being in the same while the great stories, which impact the listeners.
As a concert artist, he performed in the most famous venues worldwide. At the age of 23, he made his debut in Vienna Musikverein and in Shanghai Grand Theatre, where great stars as Yo-Yo Ma and Luciano Pavarotti gave concerts. In 2019 he performed Concierto de Aranjuez with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. He gave recitals in Paris, Budapest, London and could be heard in 15 countries all over the world.
In September 2019, the artist’s debut CD album Mateusz Kowalski Classical Guitarist was premiered. It was released by the Polish label CD Accord and distributed by NAXOS. The CD is a set of important pieces for the artist. The program consists of compositions written by Bach, Giuliani, Tárrega, Barrios, Piazzolla, Ponce, Schubert and Assad (premiere recording).
If you go… Have a good show!
Event: Mateusz Kowalski at a private recital
When: Sunday, February 16 at 4:00 p.m.
Where: Private Residence in Hawi (more information at [email protected])
For more info about the recital, visit https://www.usclassicguitar.org, or email:[email protected]