Author: H and L Polgar

John Gardecki: A Patrician at the Piano

Yes! You could hear the light butterfly flutter in the right hand as pianist John Gardecki had promised, as he effortlessly performed Schubert’s Impromptu Opus 90 during the Washington International Piano Arts Council’s Fall Piano Concert at the Kosciusko Foundation…

2019 WIPAC Finals: in Perfect Harmony

While waiting for the jury to announce the winners of the 17th Washington International Piano Artists Competition, one might have expected a lot of nail-biting angst by the pianist competitors. Instead, the spirit of camaraderie and love for music that…

A Jewish Musical Adventure

An impassioned, often heart-rending and sometimes playfully humorous performance by the Russian Chamber Arts Society took the audience on a Jewish Musical Adventure of Yiddish folksongs that spanned centuries of tradition from Eastern and Western Europe, Israel as well as…