Stratford Summer Music


Janina Fialkowska

A musician at the peak of her powers 

... there is something soulful about her aristry with everything coming from a place of integrity ... although her virtuosity is boggling - her musicianship transcends mere technical athleticism ... the sound was always warm, generous and dazzlingly coloured ... her playing is vibrant, daring, intellectually curious and continuously evolving ... Fialkowska shows she's in prime form with dazzling display - Ottawa Citizen, July 29, 2016 (Birthday Celebration Gala at the International Ottawa Chambermusic Festival) 

For over 40 years, concert pianist Janina Fialkowska has enchanted audiences and critics around the world. She has been praised for her musical integrity, her refreshing natural approach and her unique piano sound thus becoming “one of the Grandes Dames of piano playing” (Frankfurter Allgemeine, 2015). 

Her native Canada has bestowed upon her their highest honors: “Officer of the Order of Canada”, the “Governor General’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award in Classical Music” (Canada's equivalent to the US Kennedy Centre Awards), as well as three honorary doctorates. She passes on her wide musical experience in master classes and at her annual “International Piano Academy” in Bavaria, where she now resides and makes frequent appearances as a juror of the world's most prestigious piano competitions. 

Program Repertoire:

Les sons et les parfums

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Sonata in a, K310 (written 1778 in Paris)

Allegro Maestoso

Andante cantabile con espressione


Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983)

Impromptu in E

Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)

Nocturne #4 in Eb 

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) 

Intermezzo in Ab

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) 

Poissons d'Or [Images II]

Les Sons et les Parfums [Préludes I]

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)



Mouvement de Menuet



Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Scherzo No. 3 in c#, opus 39

Nocturne, opus 55 #2

Mazurkas,  opus 67 #2, opus 33 #2, Opus 33 #4

Ballade No. 4 in f, opus 52

Assisted with gifts from:

Jack and Lore Brown

Frances O'Malley and Paul Toner

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Saturday August 3 | 7 pm

The Avondale

$30 | $50 + HST (+$5 at the door)



Janina Fialkowska and the Chamber Players of Canada - Mozart Piano Concertos 13-14