Igor Iwanek
Winner of 2008 Kaji Aso Composers Award
  Igor  Iwanek Winner Kaji Aso Composers Prize 2008  
Lecture / Performance
Saturday, November 15th - 7 pm
Kaji Aso Studio - 40 St Stephen St. - Boston
suggested donation $10 / $6 seniors and students
Vito Giacalone - alto saxophone
Maja Tremiszewska - piano
Igor Iwanek - piano
Composer Igor Iwanek will present a lecture / performance of his piano and chamber works. It will be a unique opportunity for the audience to come close to and understand what goes into the creation of music. Iwanek will try to retrace his process of composing by presenting the works to the audience, disecting them and then performing them once more, so that the listener can gain a better grasp and establish a more intimate bond with the newly heard music. The evening will culminate with a performance of the winning work of the 2008 Kaji Aso Composition Prize - a composition for alto saxophone and piano.
Igor Iwanek was born in Łódź, Poland, in 1981. For the last seven years he has lived in Boston, USA where he completed his BM in Composition in 2008 at The Boston Conservatory. He is the the recipient of the Roger Sessions Memorial Composition Award. This year he was also awarded the Williamson Foundation of Music Award. He is the finalist of 2008 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Competition. Last year Iwanek received the Emerging Artist of New England Award from The Saint Botolph Club Foundation. In 2007 he was the winner of The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble Composition Competition. He is the recipient of Fontainebleau Ecole d’Arts Americaines and Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst grants. His composition teachers include Samuel Adler, Robert Beaser, Alain Gaussin, Jan Swafford, Andy Vores and Dalit Warshaw. He has been studying piano under Marina Magazinnik. In 2007 he was admitted to the prestigious PI KAPPA LAMBDA – National Music Honors Society. In addition to composing he is an active proponent of music for piano, left hand alone.
Kaji Aso Studio - 40 St. Stephen St - Boston - 617-247-1719