Leszek Możdżer

Music

Improvisations on melodies of Krzysztof Komeda, Lutosławski, Chopin, Bach and Prokofiev. In a cooperation with Liszt Academy Concert Centre and Polish Institute in Budapest.

Thursday 1 October 2015, 7:00 pm

Zeneakadémia, Solti terem

photo: Kamil Gozdan

 Leszek Możdżer (piano)

Although the angular spectacle frames favoured by Leszek Możdżer might suggest that his music is equally angular and rigid, nothing could be further from the truth. Many consider him to be the brightest comet of Polish jazz of the past decade; the pianist-composer is the sensitive transmitter of tunes. Born in 1971, Możdżer started studying music at the age of five; he attended a classical music academy before turning his attention to jazz. He played with clarinettist Emil Kowalski, the Miłość orchestra, Zbigniew Namysłowski, and later with Tomasz Stańkó, Michał Urbaniak, Adam Pierończyk and Piotr Wojtasik – in other words, the cream of Polish jazz. Thanks to his remarkable improvisational talent and refined musicality he has recorded albums and played in concert with such world greats as Buster Williams, Archie Shepp, Joe Lovano and Pat Metheny. He is at home in all environments from solo piano to a symphonic line-up, and to the present day his art is determined as much by classical music predecessors as the world of infinite possibilities in improvisation. This ability is similarly displayed at the Liszt Academy solo concert, when improvisations on the melodies of Krzysztof Komeda, Witold Lutosławski, Chopin, Bach and Prokofiev are combined with his own compositions.

 

Organizer:

Liszt Academy Concert Centre 

Polish Institute

 

Tickets: HUF 2 500, 3 200