Izabela has been performing one movement of the Four Seasons each season throughout the past year, beginning with “Winter” in December ’08. Here in high summer, she brings us the third movement, with complementary repertoire for a hot weekend at Music Island.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Izabela Spiewak (Izabela Jawororer in SL) started her career as a winner of the Wieniawski/Lipinski Competition at the age of 17, in Poland. She is a graduate of the State Music School for gifted children which she joined at the age of 8 and attended for 12 years on full scholarship. Subsequently she earned a Performing Artists’ Degree with honors from the acclaimed Warsaw Conservatory. Ms. Spiewak recorded for Polish Radio and TV and was part of the Polish Radio and TV Orchestra.
Ms. Spiewak was offered a full scholarship to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute under the direction of Leonard Bernstein and Michael Tilson Thomas. She studied and performed with distinguished masters such as Menachem Pressler, Martha Argerich, Lynn Harrell and Pinchas Zuckerman. She recorded with Leonard Bernstein, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, YoYo Ma and Yehudi Menuhin. She was privileged to play for Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton, and the Pope John Paul II. She is an active recitalist and a leader of the Arcangelo Piano Quartet (since 1997). In addition to her busy performing career, she keeps a prominent teaching studio where she shares her expertise with talented young violinists.
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