Joshua Sawicki, pianist

Classical Piano from Denver, CO - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Joshua Sawicki was born in New Britain, Connecticut, into a family of Polish, French, and Native American descent. He was raised in Unionville, Connecticut, where he began piano lessons at age 4 — and graduated from Farmington High School in 2006. During high school he studied at the Hartt School of Music (Hartford, CT) and won awards in various piano competitions, including the Musical Club of Hartford Piano Competition, Renee B. Fisher Piano Competition, Hartford Young Artists Concerto Competition, the Williams Chorale New England Young Artists Competition, the Audrey Thayer Piano Competition, and was the recipient of the Hartt School's Jeffrey Quinn Memorial Scholarship.

Since then, Joshua has studied at the Royal College of Music (London, England), Boston University, University of South Florida, the Aspen Music Festival, the Chautauqua International Piano Festival, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival (New York City) and recently finished an Artist Diploma at the Lamont School of Music, where he studied with New York-based pianist Steven Mayer.

Recent awards include 1st place in the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra concerto competition, 1st place in the Lamont Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, 2nd place at the Artist Series of Sarasota piano competition, the Jacques Abrahms Piano Scholarship, 1st place in the USF Tampa Symphony Orchestra concerto competition, 1st place in the Stephen P. Brown concerto competition, 1st prize for the best performance of the commissioned competition piece ("Starlight," by David Liptak of the Eastman School of Music) in the 14th Chautauqua International Piano Competition. Joshua was a quarter-finalist in the Sixth Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial Competition (Novi Sad, Serbia), a semi-finalist in the Maria Herrero International Piano Competition, and a finalist in the 15th Chautauqua International Piano Competition.

Recent concerto appearances include d'Indy's "Symphony on a French Mountain Air" in Denver, Prokofiev's 3rd Piano Concerto in Denver and in Grand Junction, Brahms' Second piano concerto in Tampa; Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's "Millennium Fantasy" with the Patel Conservatory Chamber Orchestra. Recent solo performances have been in Novi Sad, Serbia (Isidor Bajic Memorial), Paris, France (Association Philomuses), Manhattan (IKIF Piano Competition), Utrecht, Netherlands (Utrecht Conservatory), Cambridge, Massachusetts (Boston Ethical Society), Tampa, Florida (Clarion Society, Rutenberg Chamber Festival), and Aspen Colorado (Spotlight Series) and Denver (Playground New Music Ensemble, Newman Center for the Performing Arts), and a world premiere video recording of Geoff Sheil's "Newport" (2012). Recently Joshua has appeared in recital with Silver Ainomae (Colorado Symphony principal cellist) and Brook Ferguson (CSO principal flutist) and on Colorado Public Radio. In 2014 he appeared in a series of Museum of Contemporary Art events where he performed with Mark Mothersbaugh (co-founder and lead singer of DEVO/composer of Wes Anderson film scores). He appears regularly as a member of the Playground Ensemble -- Colorado's premiere modern music ensemble, and as orchestral pianist for the Colorado Symphony.

Joshua has performed in masterclasses with Veda Kaplinsky, Niklas Sivelöv, Enrico Elisi, Awagadin Pratt, Rebecca Penneys, Sebastian Colombo, Misha Dichter, Nikki Melville, Boaz Sharon, Dai Uk Lee, John Milbauer, Maria Clodes-Jaguaribe, Margreet Francis, Alexander Korsantia, Jonathan Bass, Sean Duggan, Thomas Schumacher, Theodor Paraskivesco, and the Muir String Quartet.

Besides performing, Joshua is an avid teacher. While in Tampa, he taught piano classes at the University of South Florida, and taught privately at the Tampa Piano Academy and at the Patel Conservatory. Currently, besides teaching privately in Denver, he is an adjunct professor of piano at the Community College of Denver, and is the owner and director of Colorado Music Quest, a music school in Aurora with over 100 students. Joshua's major teachers include Rebecca Penneys, Steven Mayer, John O'Conor, Anthony di Bonaventura, and Svetozar Ivanov.
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Joshua played at our Catholic wedding and everything went very smoothly. I sent Joshua music to be played and he executed. He even found a couple pieces I had trouble finding. Joshua was able to accompany a friend who flew in to sing with only one short practice following our rehearsal. Joshua was flexible, professional, and very accommodating. I received several compliments from guests and many people asked where I found him. I would highly recommend Joshua to anyone looking for a pianist and want to add how wonderful it was to have someone willing to work with a musician he had not yet met.

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When I looked at Joshua resume' I figured he had to be a good performer, and I was not wrong, we hired Joshua with only 2 weeks notice for our sons wedding and ask him to play 5 songs along side a guitarist, I provided the music and the guitarist phone number, they worked out the rest of the details, his performance was amazing, we could not of been happier, I highly recommend Joshua for any type of occasion you might have.

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2014
Aug
7
Wedding Ceremony
Golden, CO
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2014
Jun
7
Wedding Ceremony
Denver, CO
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2013
Nov
23
Wedding Ceremony
Littleton, CO
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2013
May
2
Memorial Service
Boulder, CO
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2012
Jun
16
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Denver, CO
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2012
Jun
16
The Manor House
Littleton, CO
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Preludes and Fugues (selections)
J.S. Bach
Sonata in C major K309
Mozart
Sonata in C major K330
Mozart
Sonata in C minor K457
Mozart
Sonata in B minor hob. XVI #32
Haydn
Partita #1 in B flat major
J.S. Bach
French Suite #6 in E major
J.S. Bach
Inventions, Sinfonias (selections)
J.S. Bach
Sonata op. 10 #2 in F major
Beethoven
Sonata op. 13 in C minor "Pathetique"
Beethoven
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Please note Joshua Sawicki, pianist will also travel to Lakewood, Aurora, Englewood, Wheat Ridge, Westminster, Dupont, Commerce City, Arvada, Littleton, Broomfield, Golden, Eastlake, Henderson, Highlands Ranch, Morrison, Idledale, Indian Hills, Kittredge, Louisville, Lafayette, Louviers, Brighton, Evergreen, Parker, Boulder, Eldorado Springs, Watkins, Erie, Dacono, Conifer.
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