Nikolai Kapustin (b. 1937) Etude No. 8, Finale, from Eight Concert Etudes, op. 40
Polish-born pianist and harpsichordist Magdalena Baczewska [ba-CHEV-ska] is concert artist, educator, recording artist, producer, and administrator, currently serving as the Director of the Music Performance Program and Lecturer in Music at Columbia University. Having performed as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, China National Symphony, and Macao Symphony, among others, she has also shared the stage with violinist Joshua Bell, and enjoys an extensive collaboration with the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Tan Dun. She has appeared in major concert halls around the world, and as a masterclass artist in the Beijing Central Conservatory; International Keyboard Institute and Festival (NYC); New York University; Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, among others. Baczewska holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Mannes College The New School for Music and her doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music. Baczewska is the Artistic Director of the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition in New York. She is a Yamaha Artist. This Summer Baczewska returns to Paris, joining Prof. Robert E. Harrist, Jr. in teaching the linked section of Art Humanities and Music Humanities in the Columbia Undergradaute Program at Reid Hall.