Past Event

Recital and Master Class with Dr. Magdalena Stern-Baczewska

March 11, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Beijing Keystone Academy

On March 11, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing will present a recital and master class featuring Dr. Magdalena Stern-Baczewska, Director of the Music Performance Program and Lecturer in Music (Piano and Harpsichord) at Columbia University's Department of Music.

The recital program features three masterpieces from Claude Debussy's Images, Book IIincluding Cloches à travers les feuillesEt la lune descend sur le temple qui fut, and Poissons d'or, as well as Frederic Chopin's Nocturne, Op. 48, No. 1 and his Mazurkas

Dr. Baczewska will also deliver a keynote speech themed on "Meaningful Preparation for a Memorable Performance," sharing her insights on the process of learning and cultivating a piece of music in preparation for a meaningful sharing experience - a public performance. The discussion will include the crucial stages of the initial fascination with the piece, memorization, overcoming the technical difficulties, visualization and consideration of the future audience, leading up to a successful delivery of a memorable performance. 

Questions from the audience are most welcome.



Dr. Magdalena Stern-Baczewska

Dr. Magdalena Stern-Baczewska is Director of the Music Performance Program and Lecturer in Music (Piano and Harpsichord) at Columbia University's Department of Music. The press describes her as a “world-class” musician (The American Record Guide), and a “player of taste and admirable sensitivity” (Palm Beach Arts Paper). Her performances have been praised as “eloquent & technically flawless” (The Washington Post).

Dr. Baczewska has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, China National Symphony, and Macao Symphony, among others. She has appeared in concert with maestro Tan Dun, with whom she has enjoyed an extensive collaboration, as well as with violinist Joshua Bell, and performed throughout Europe, China, and the US, appearing in Carnegie Hall (NYC), Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco), National Center for Performing Arts (Beijing), Guangzhou Opera House (Guangzhou), and Salle Cortot (Paris), among others. She has toured Europe and the US with double performances of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, which she performed twice in one evening, on the harpsichord, then on piano.



6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 


6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Recital by Dr. Magdalena Stern-Baczewska

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Keynote Speech "Meaningful Preparation for a Memorable Performance"

7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.



Special Notice

  • The event will be conducted in English

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code of confirmation. Please present the QR code at the entrance.

  • Please plan to arrive no earlier and no later than 20 minutes after the registration.

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  • Everyone who would like to attend the event must register in advance.