20 October 2022
By Ellie Palmer
Klaudia Kudełko's debut album, 'Time', explores existential questions, includes viral music video of Chopin's 'Revolutionary' Etude that recontextualizes Russian invasion of Ukraine
LA-based pianist Klaudia Kudełko has released her debut album, 'Time', out now on all major streaming platforms - and it's certainly worth a listen.
Kudełko has assembled a ravishing collection of works by composers integral to her personal musical identity: Schubert, Chopin, and Grazyna Bacewicz, Poland's most prominent woman composer of the 20th century. Although these works are separated by centuries of time and differences in musical language, each holds the power to resonate with today's audiences through Kudełko's virtuosic and progressive interpretations.
"A ground-breaking musician challenging the archaic nature of classical music" - Haute Living
The young pianist has aimed to apply a modern perspective to classical music, as well as a visual aesthetic collaborating the worlds of fashion and ballet. She has so far released two music videos to accompany two of the leading pieces on the album, both of which have gone viral online; Chopin's 'Revolutionary' Etude Op 10 No 12, and Schubert's Moment Musical No 3. You can enjoy both below.
Chopin: 'Revolutionary' Etude Op 10 No 12
Recorded at EastWest Studios, Hollywood
Schubert: Moment Musical No 3
In collaboration with Polish National Ballet, Grand Theatre National Opera in Warsaw
Kudełko shares: "This music can be interpreted in so many ways, utilizing other art forms to help the listener reach their own conclusions about what a piece means to them. I looked to Scriabin's idea of 'omni-art' — a unification of music, vision, and drama — an idea which is close to my heart."
The debut album from Los Angeles-based Polish pianist Klaudia Kudełko is available to stream on all major digital platforms. Limited-edition copies of a physical CD, signed with a personalized note by the artist, are available for purchase on Kudełko's website.