Accordion Conference & World Premieres

From April 9-10, the conference “Between tradition and avant-garde – accordion in the musical culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries” will be held at the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Organized by the Międzyuczelniana Katedra Accordionistyki—an inter-departmental organization encompassing music academies in Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Krakowi Łódź, Poznań, Warsaw and Wrocław—this Jubilee Conference celebrates 50 years of accordion education at the Warsaw Academy of Music (now known as the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw).

Below is a listing of the programs of world premieres that will be presented during the conference:

Friday, April 10, 2015 | 7: 30 p.m.

  • Edward Sielicki – Sinfonietta for 5 accordions, percussion and piano (2014)
    Klaudiusz Baran, Jędrzej Jarocki, Mateusz Stankiewicz, Przemysław Wojciechowski, Andrzej Grzybowski – accordion; Radosław Mysłek, Jarema Jarosiński, Kamil Siciak – percussion; Maurycy Stawujek – piano
  • Żaneta Rydzewska – Synesthezja for solo accordion (2015)
    Przemysław Wojciechowski – accordion
  • Aleksander Kościów – Thereisa Street for accordion ensemble (2014) – pictured at right
    Klaudiusz Baran, Rafał Grząka, Nadzieja Bajda, Krzysztof Bratasz, Łukasz Brzezina, Bonifacy Duda, Andrzej Grzybowski, Jędrzej Jarocki, Iwo Jedynecki, Adam Maksymienko, Mateusz Pęciak, Dawid Rydz, Mateusz Stankiewicz, Weronika Sura, Patryk Sztabiński, Paweł Ściebior and Przemysław Wojciechowski – accordion
  • Wojciech Kostrzewa – Sonata for solo accordion (2015)
    Rafał Grząka – accordion
  • Michał Moc – K’akko-Fonia for accordion and string orchestra (2015) *
    Klaudiusz Baran – accordion and “The Crew” Chamber Orchestra

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 7: 30 p.m.

  • Miłosz Bembinow – Cantus Harmonicus for accordion solo (2015) *
    Klaudiusz Baran – accordion
  • Jerzy Mądrawski – Epitafium 2014 for violin, accordion and bass clarinet (2014)
    Adam Wagner – violin; Jerzy Mądrawski – accordion; Mariusz Barszcz – clarinet bass
  • Barbara Kaszuba – Time of Presence for accordion and birdsong (2014) – pictured at right
    Dominika Ratyniak – accordion
  • Edward Sielicki – Rapido for violin and accordion (2014)
    Karolina Mikołajczyk – violin; Iwo Jedynecki – accordion
  • Dominik Lasota – Allegro furioso for accordion and clarinet (2015)
  • Jacek Dziołak – clarinet, bass clarinet; Mateusz Stankiewicz – accordion
  • Cezary Duchnowski – Passacaglia in Between for two accordions (2015); Maciej Frąckiewicz, Rafał Łuc – accordion

* The world premieres of the works by Michał Moc and Miłosz Bembinow were co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Republic of Poland (MKiDN) within the program “Collections” [Kolekcje] – spotlighting “Commissioned Compositions” [Zamówienia kompozytorskie] as implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance (IMiT).

April 9-10, 2015 | 7: 30 p.m.
Conference & World Premiere Concerts: “Between tradition and avant-garde – accordion in the musical culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
Concert Hall of the F. Chopin University of Music
Warsaw, Poland
Admission: free
Info: www.chopin.edu.pl

[Sources: bembinow.com, chopin.edu.pl]