In collaboration with the Polish Studies at CCSU

– Welte Hall, CCSU, New Britain –

3:30 PM – Presentation by students of the Virtuosi Music Academy

4:00 PM – Concert Program:

Dukas: L’Apprenti Sorcier

Rachmaninoff: Paganini Rhapsody
– Rafael Lewandowski, piano –

Christmas carols with
Paderewski Choir
Young Hearts’ Choir
Members of the New Britain Chorale


The winner of the First Prize at the Conservatoire Nationale de Musique Rueil Malmaison, Rafael (Rafał) Lewandowski has given concerts and recitals in many European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Danemark, Austria), and several times in the USA.  Rafał Lewandowski studied piano at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Poland. In 1995 he won a scholarship to attend a master-class in Weimar under direction of the world-famous French pianist Bernard Ringeissen. He continued his work with this eminent musician during a two year period in Paris.

He made his New York debut as a soloist performing with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center. He appears at the many prestigious festivals such as ” Rencontres Internationales Frederic Chopin a Nohant”, Pennsylvania Music Festival, Summer Music Festival in Łańcut. In 1999 proclamed by Unesco The Year of Fryderyk Chopin he gave the piano recital in the French Senate (Jardin de Luxembourg in Paris).

Rafał Lewandowski made recordings for TV France3, TV Muzzik, Polish Radio & TV. He devotes much time to chamber music and collaborates with renowned instrumentalists, singers and conductors.

“Chopin in Paris”- recital live / DVD
Chopin- Selected works/ Soliton records ( CD)
Chopin – The Sonatas / Soliton records (CD)
Mozart – Piano Concertos / ( CD)

To read the recent interview with the artist & to hear Lewandowski playing Chopin click here >>>