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15th August, Sunday 1:00 pm / the tower of the Main Town Hall /

Praise to Saint Mary

Katarzyna Takao-Piastowska /Poland/Germany/



Alicja Gołaszewska (1951-2014)
Czarna Madonna (opr. K. Takao-Piastowska) 

Jan Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)/Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Ave Maria (opr. P. Bremer) 

Geert D’hollander (*1965)
A Sacred Suite:
– II. Regina Caeli, Queen of Heaven, Rejoice, Alleluja 

Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart (1756-1791)
Kanon Ave Maria KV 554 (opr. K., T. Takao) 

Hans Bakker (*1945)
Ave Maria 

Gaetano Maria Donizetti (1797-1848)
Ave Maria (opr. K. Takao-Piastowska) 

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Ave Maria z opery Otello (opr. K. Takao-Piastowska) 

Camille SaintSaëns (1835-1921)
Ave Maria (opr. T. Takao) 

Sally Slade Warner (1932-2009)
Wariacje na temat pieśni ,,Die alder soetste Jesus’’ 


is a city carillonneur in Emmerich am Rhein, Germany.  She studied music theory and composition and received Master diploma in 2005 from Music Academy in Gdansk. After her study in 2005, she was awarded for Huygens scholarship and took part in project for carillon performance and campanology in Dutch Carillon School in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. From 2006 to 2008, she studied carillon performance with Geert D’hollander in Rooseveld Academy in Middelburg, Netherlands. In 2008 she won the first prize eq equo together with Richard de  Waard at the carillon contest in Middelburg and in 2015 she got to first prize in Goes. In 2013 together with her husband, Toru Takao, they won the 2nd Prize at Duo carillon competition in Zwolle, Netherlands. 

In 2015, she graduated Royal Carillon School, Mechelen, Belgium.  

Currently Katarzyna lives in Germany and she is active as a freelance musician. She and her husband work together to promote carillon culture in Germany, Japan and Poland.  Katarzyna is a member of Polish and German carillon society.