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Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra tour to Japan and Korea

WarsawPhil Orchestra with Andrzej Boreyko and five pianists in nine concerts

The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra with its Music & Artistic Director Andrzej Boreyko will perform 9 concerts in 7 major concert halls in Japan and South Korea between 4 and 14 February 2024.

The orchestra will be accompanied by five outstanding pianists: Rafał Blechacz (winner of the 15th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in 2005), Bruce Liu (winner of the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in 2021), Masaya Kamei (winner of the First Prize at the Long-Thibaud International Competition in 2022), Michie Koyama (winner of the fourth prize at the 11th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in 1985) and Yekwon Sunwoo (winner of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, among others).

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra will perform music by Witold Lutosławski (Little Suite) and both Piano Concertos by Fryderyk Chopin. During his two performances with the Orchestra, Rafał Blechacz will present the solo part in Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54. Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 and Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 will complete the programmes of the tour’s concerts.

The tour will begin on 4 February 2024 with a concert in Osaka (The Symphony Hall). The soloist will be Bruce Liu, who will also perform with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra the following day, in Fukuoka (Acros Fukuoka Symphony Hall) on 5 February, in Tokyo (Suntory Hall) on 7 February and in Yokohama (Minatomirai Hall) on 11 February. WarsawPhil Orchestra will also perform at Tokyo's famous Suntory Hall with Rafal Belchacz (8 February) and, already in Korea, at the Bucheon Art Center on 13 February. The Orchestra will perform three times at Suntory Hall, with Masaya Kamei as soloist in the afternoon concert on 7 February. On 10 February, WarsawPhil will perform in Marioka (Iwate Prefectural Civic Center) with Michie Koyama, and will close the tour in Korea's Seoul Arts Center with Yekwon Sunwoo.

The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrzej Boreyko will return to Japan and South Korea with concerts after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic - the artists last performed in Japan in October and November 2019.