Haydn for Breakfast #6

  • Saturday, 7 May 2022

  • Embassy of Poland

    7 Turrana St, Yarralumla ACT 2600

  • In Association with

Join your fellow music lovers to start off the day with breakfast at six iconic Canberra locations, plus a musical performance and panel discussion moderated by Genevieve Jacobs.

8.30am            In-house breakfast

9.00am            Australian Haydn Ensemble plays Haydn Op. 20 no. 2, with Polish encore: Krupinski plays Paderewski

9.30am            Conversation with Festival artists

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Artist Australian Haydn Ensemble


Under the direction of Artistic Director Skye McIntosh, the Australian Haydn Ensemble  are one of Australia’s leading historically informed orchestras and chamber music groups. The ensemble brings together world-class musicians who excel in both modern and period instrument performance and who are committed to both historical research and performance. 

The ensemble’s name pays tribute to the great Joseph Haydn, known as ‘Papa Haydn’, who was a central figure of the late 18th century.

The Australian Haydn Ensemble plays on period instruments, meaning instruments that are from the time the music was composed by Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart. Or it can also mean an instrument that is made by a master instrument maker of more modern times, based on older instruments (perhaps now unplayable) as well as scholarship and research. 

Formed in 2012, the group burst onto the Australian music scene with passion, ideas and energy and in 2022 they reached the significant milestone of their ten year anniversary. They bring that same unflagging spirit to everything they undertake as they step forward into their second decade in 2023.

Artist Lucas Krupinski


London-based Polish pianist Lucas Krupinski was born in Warsaw in 1992. He studied at the Zenon Brzewski School of Music and the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where he graduated with distinction under the supervision of Professor Alicja Paleta-Bugaj and Dr Konrad Skolarski. He continued his studies with Professor Arie Vardi at Hannover University (2017-2018) and with Professor Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music in London (2018-2019).


In 2016, he was awarded top prize at the 7th San Marino International Piano Competition, along with all of its contest prizes – the Audience Award, the Music Critics’ Award and the Orchestra Award. Lucas was a finalist at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano in 2017, and also won international competitions in Hannover (2015), Aachen (2016) and Goerlitz (2020).


In 2018, Lucas gave his debut recital at Carnegie Hall and has since received invitations to play with the Chicago Philharmonic and the Buffalo Philharmonic. In the same year, he toured with the Santander Orchestra and more recently he has performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, La Verdi in Milano and Merkin Hall in New York. Lucas’ debut album Espressione from 2017 was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards 2018.