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Katarzyna Musial stands out from the crowd on 'My Spanish Heart' / La Scena Musicale

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With the release of My Spanish Heart, pianist Katarzyna Musial follows up on her previous recording Come Dance. Widely acclaimed, that album encouraged this native of Poland now residing in Canada to revel in the artistic and cultural splendors of the Iberian peninsula. "You don't have to be born in a culture to be enamoured with it," she explains. In fact, her love affair with Spain first began as a child, when, at five years old, she simply fell in love with the country upon a visit with her parents.

The pianist, it must be noted, is one who stands out from the crowd. The Chicago Classical Review has hailed her as a pianist "blessed with an outstanding technique and an interpretive panache." For this project, she went out of her way by learning how to dance flamenco to get a better feel of the music and its spirit. This enabled her to put her stamp on her chosen repertoire and infuse it with such grace as to warrant the following epithets from the New York Concert Review: "a pure delight…wonderfully evocative…vividly detailed."

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