The Warsaw Keyboard Workshop by Marek Toporowski
WORKSHOP SPECTRUM EXTENTION –
After eighteen years of the Warsaw Piano Workshop’s activity and development – what means: after getting its adulthood – grows a need of its range extention. Practice on other keyboard instruments, which are mostly historical ancestors of modern piano, seems to be the best way to enrich and widen the workshop’s spectrum. Praiseworthy is the fact that following a proper and clearly indicated style is becoming increasingly important in present musical pedagogy. Therefore it is obvious to offer young pianists possibility to make closer view into other, historic keyboard instruments. Not only for pianists, but also for all „keyboard players” – it’s crucial nowadays to extend their knowledge and abilities and to gain wider site into related instruments.
This is how the idea to add a related course named the Warsaw Keyboard Workshop by Marek Toporowski into the Warsaw Piano Workshop appeared. The new course will include practice and lessons on harpsichord, organ, clavichord, pianoforte and grand piano. It is one of the Warsaw Piano Workshop’s biggest achievements in its history since 2000, to gain such a tutor like Professor Marek Toporowski for this course. Professor Toporowski is internationally acclaimed connoisseur of old keyboard instruments, an excellent musician, conductor, virtoso, pedagogue and instruments’ collector – an interdisciplinary keyboard master. In the name of harpsichordists, organists, clavichord players, „historical pianists” (pianoforte) and pianists themselves we are very happy to welcome the Warsaw Keyboard Workshop by Marek Toporowski as a specific and spacialised supplement of the Warsaw Piano Workshop, that increases its rank and versatility.
The First Warsaw Keyboard Workshop by Marek Toporowski (harpsichord, organ, clavichord, pianoforte and grand piano) will take place between 19th and 22nd August 2018. It will begin at Sunday morning, just after closure of the Warsaw Piano Workshop at Saturday evening.
Prof. Paweł Skrzypek