Summer Concerts At Grochowskiej

 

The fourth edition of the Summer Concerts on Grochowskiej [Letnich Koncertów na Grochowskiej] Festival will run from May 10 – August 6, 2014 in Warsaw. As every year during this time, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra invites audiences every Saturday and Sunday for intimate concerts in its hall at ul. Grochowskiej 272. All concerts are free!

This year’s concert series will present outstanding artists of the younger generation, including: Anna Maria Staśkiewicz (violin ), Marek Bracha , Tomasz Ritter (piano), Marcin Zdunik, Dominik Płociński (cello), Marianna Bednarska (marimba ) and Piotr Przedbora (guitar). Also performing are Sinfonia Varsovia Foundation grantees and project participants from the elite Academy Sinfonia Varsovia: Stanisław Podemski (violin) and Izabela Berdy (oboe). Soloists also include members of the Sinfonia Varsovia, including section leaders Marcel Markowski (cello) and Katarzyna Budnik- Gałązki (viola), who was awarded the 2014 Fryderyk “Solo Recital Album of the Year” for Viola Recital (DUX 0932). The Festival also presents chamber music ensembles, including Ravel Piano Duo, Flute o’clock, Haniszewska-Kandulski Duo, proModern, FMO Piano Trio and Aperto Trio.

As is tradition, concerts of the Festival will be preceded by talks given by Poland’s foremost musicologists and music critics, including: Michał Bruliński, Mariusz Gradowski, Karolina Kolinek-Siechowicz, Agata Kwiecińska, Piotr Maculewicz, Agata Mierzejewska, Agnieszka Topolska and Jan Topolski.

Polish composers represented during the Festival include: Karol Szymanowski, Witold Lutosławski, Piotr Perkowski, Paweł Mykietyn, Tomasz Jakub Opałka, Dariusz Janus, Maurycy Moszkowski, Roman Palester, Fryderyk Chopin, Władysław Zołotariew, Leszek Bogdanowicz, Henryk Wieniawski, Marek Pasieczny, Zofia Dowgiałło, Edward Sielicki, Aleksander Kościów, Alicja Gronau, Andrzej Panufnik, Roxanna Panufnik, Aleksander Tansman, Władysław Szpilman, and Ignacy Zalewski.

For a full listing of programs, visit www.sinfoniavarsovia.org or www.polmic.pl.

[Sources: sinfoniavarsovia.org, najlepszeimprezy.eu, polmic.pl]