Complete an interview/audition at Adam’s Music House Prepare two substantial works of contrasting style and musical period.
Examples include a Sonata by Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, a larger work like a Chopin Scherzo or Ballade, a set of Rachmaninoff Preludes, works by Debussy, Liszt, Ravel, Schumann, Brahms, a multi-movement work by Bach.
1-Prepare a 30 minute recital of pieces by Max Reger and a 30 minute lecture discussing the pieces chosen. Music will be chosen from the collection at Adam’s Music House.
2-The presentation of both will be in early December at Adam’s Music House, 6007 Belfast, Austin TX. 78723. (www.adamsmusichouse.org)
3-Appear at a reception in mid-September, perform a short program of two contrasting works, discuss plans for the recital and lecture.
4-During September, October, and November attend 2 sessions per month with pianist Dr. Anthony Tobin (www.anthonytobin.net) to work on pieces and the lecture.
This is to ensure that progress is made toward the recital and lecture and to help make the process one of discovery and thoughtful consideration.
Advanced students from high school through adults.
We especially encourage advanced high school students and serious adults.
Ability to self-motivate to prepare a 30 minute program and 30 minute lecture that illuminates the music and composer for a general audience with some knowledge of classical music.
Desire to work with the music and space at Adam’s Music House.
Desire and ability to meet with the public to describe the work done for the Adam’s Music House Fellowship.
– $3000 stipend, $1500 to be paid in September 2019 and $1500 upon completion of the lecture recital in December 2019.
– Ability to work with the musical collection and pianos at Adam’s Music House.
– Guidance and suggestions from pianist Dr. Anthony Tobin and the Adam’s Music House community.
We are very pleased to announce Cezary Karwowski, graduate student of Dr. Bradley Bolen at Baylor University, as Adam’s Music House 2022 Fellowship Winner!
Cezary Karwowski – born in 1998, Mr. Karwowski has started playing the piano at the age of 7. In 2017 he graduated with honors from the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź in the piano class of Professor Robert Marat and the collaborative piano class of Professor Witold Holtz. Mr. Karwowski is currently a student of Dr. Bradley Bolen at Baylor University School of Music in Waco, Texas, where he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Piano Performance and he also works there as a Graduate Associate.
Mr. Karwowski has won a number of prizes at national and international piano competitions, including 1st prize in the National MTNA Competition (Young Artist – Piano Division) (2022), 1st prize in the Texas MTNA Competition (Young Artist – Piano Division) in Houston (2021), 1st prize in the Gloria Artis International Piano Competition in Vienna and special prizes (2019), 1st prize in the 3rd Siberian International Chopin Competition in Tomsk and special prizes (2016), an honorable mention in the 16th International Liszt Competition in Los Angeles (2021), 1st prizes in national piano competitions for young pianists in Konin, Rybnik, Lodz and Krakow (2016), honorable mentions in the 20th Kiejstut Bacewicz International Chamber Music Competition in Łódź (2019). Moreover, Mr. Karwowski has been recently named the winner of the Semper Pro Musica Solo Competition at Baylor (2022) and he will perform in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York in May 2022.
Adam’s Music House is pleased to announce the second annual Adam’s Music House Piano Fellowship, September 2019-Early December 2019.
Auditions will be held during April 2019
Adam’s Music House’ 2021 Fellowship recipient, Ellen Foreman, performed works by 20th Century Polish Composer Karol Szymanowski December 11, 2021 at the Draylen Mason Studio at KMFA. This stunning lecture recital will be broadcast at a later date.
The first fellowship recipient, Enrique Rangel, performed Mednter’s Opus 38. Listen to his performance of the Sonata from that set: