Lyell Gustin Recital Series 2022


Centenary celebrations of the Lyell Gustin Piano Studios and Gustin House, events planned for 2020, resume during 2022 . . . A Century Plus! Solo and ensemble artists will join us to share the inspiration, the consolation and the joy of the world’s great classical music. Mark your 2022 calendar for May 17, when Gustin House re-opens programing with a recital of glorious piano music (see below). Watch this site for further announcements. Gustin House is grateful for encouragement and vital financial support given during the challenging pandemic months. Thank you to our wonderful and generous artists, patrons, donors, friends, volunteers, agencies and presenting partners. We go forward together toward a bright new time on the horizon!

Janina Fialkowska, piano ~ Tuesday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m.

World-renowned artist of distinction, pianist Janina Fialkowska returns to the Gustin Recitals. She is celebrated for her glorious lyrical sound, astonishing technical mastery, and sterling musicianship. Her May 17th recital of Romantic-era music will include beloved works by Brahms, Weber, Sibelius––and her signature Chopin.

Having thrilled Saskatoon audiences in two past appearances in the Lyell Gustin Series, Janina Fialkowska returns to Saskatoon to perform our re-opening recital. In March 2020, the acclaimed international artist was only days from performing here in Saskatchewan when the pandemic was declared and concert stages closed. Gustin House is delighted to resume where we left off then!


St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
436 Spadina Cres. East, Saskatoon

Abundance of care, abundance of caution . . .

In the interest of public health, a comfortable and enjoyable experience for audience and optimal safe setting for our guest pianist, the measures below are in place, as agreed by the artist’s Agency and the Presenter. Near the recital date, check this website or our May newsletter for any possible updates. 

What to bring to the recital:

  • Ticket, purchased in advance: printout from online or shown on mobile phone, or a standard ticket
  • Proof of double COVID-19 vaccination with one of these: your original paper “wallet card” received at the time of immunization, or QR code on your phone, or QR code printed
  • Photo ID matching the name on proof of vaccination
  • Mask, to be worn by all audience members at all times in the entire concert venue

n.b.: Patrons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult who has proof of full vaccination and a government-issued ID. Unvaccinated patrons 12 years of age and older are not eligible for entry.

Tickets – limited capacity seating is planned for this recital

admission: $50 regular, and $30 student
available: St. John’s Music, Saskatoon Academy of Music, from Gustin Committee members, or click on “purchase tickets” below

More about the Artist

During her remarkable international career, Janina Fialkowska has concertized around the globe, appearing with foremost orchestras on this continent and abroad. Known for her performance of Classical and Romantic repertoire, she is one of the great interpreters of the works of Chopin and a champion of the music of Liszt and 20th century Polish composers. For her many recordings, she has been nominated repeatedly as JUNO Classical Artist, winning the distinction in 2018 for her recording Chopin Recital 3. She has received coveted prizes and honours in many countries. Her autobiographical book, A Note in Time, was released in November 2021.

Canadian-born, Ms. Fialkowska was Founding Director of the hugely successful and visionary “Piano Six” project that brought some of our country’s finest performers across the nation to places otherwise unable to hear high-calibre live classical music, including smaller centres in Saskatchewan. Though residing in Germany, she remains a deeply committed Canadian citizen, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. Ms. Fialkowska serves on major international juries, and extends mentoring outreach as Founding Director of International Piano Academy at Bavarian Music Academy, Marktoberdorf, Germany.