Enjoy “Chopin Unknown” At The University Of Wyoming
If you are a fan of Chopin, you better clear out your Wednesday evening, as the University of Wyoming Department of Music will be hosting two guest pianists and presenting "Chopin Unknown" in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.
Adam Zukiewicz and Shuang “Iris” Zhang are the two guest pianists, performing a research performance project that focuses on the study works of Chopin, "Three Learned Fugues after Cherubini,” first published in 2017 by Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger.
Zukiewicz and Zhang will perform Fugue in A minor, B. 144; “Three Learned Fugues after Cherubini”; Three Mazurkas, Op. 59; Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60; Ballade in F minor, Op. 52; and Piano Sonata in B minor, Op. 58.
- Date: Wednesday, February 22
- Time: 7:30 PM
- Location: Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.
- For more information, click HERE.
The concert is free and open to the public. It also will be live-streamed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsU-pfeV-d4.
About Adam Zukiewicz
Zukiewicz is an associate professor of piano at the University of Northern Colorado, and also serves as a resident faculty pianist at the International Music Festival of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy.
He is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed concert pianist and chamber musician, who has performed in Brazil, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, and throughout the U.S. He continues to engage and inspire audiences around the world with his innovative programming, focused on exploring connections between the popular and the lesser-known gems of the traditional and contemporary repertoire.
Zukiewicz has a long-standing interest in the music of Chopin. In 2021, he received a grant to complete the “Chopin Unknown” recording research project.
About Shuang “Iris” Zhang
Zhang formerly served as an adjunct faculty member at Laramie County Community College and as a keyboardist for the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra. Besides teaching area students and leading master classes in person, she has devoted herself to remote private teaching since 2017, with students in the U.S., the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and various cities across China.
As a solo pianist, Zhang has won;
- the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Solo Piano Competition of the West Central Division
- the International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival Concerto Division
- the Angie Southard Solo Competition
- the University of Northern Colorado Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition