Meyer Premieres

Krzysztof Meyer

Meyer Premiere In NY

On July 23, 2015, the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in New York will present “Guitar in the Garden: Łukasz Kuropaczewski.” During this concert, Polish guitarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski will perform the world premiere of the new solo guitar work Triptych by Krzysztof Meyer. This is Kuropaczewski’s second Guitar in the Garden appearance and his program pays homage to his Polish heritage with pieces by three legendary Polish composers—Meyer’s Triptych, Alexandre Tansman’s Prelude et Interlude and Kryzysztof Penderecki’s Aria and Cadenza—as well as favorites of the classical guitar repertoire, including works by Giuliani and Albeniz.

Krzysztof Meyer on Triptych:

I already wrote the Concerto for Guitar, Tympani and Strings for the outstanding Polish guitarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski. The Triptych for guitar solo is my second work for this interpreter. The individual titles of the ‘Triptych’ movements – Fantasia, Aria and Impromptu furioso – refer to the characters of the individual movements.

I completed Triptych for guitar solo in December 2014. The piece is permeated by double contrasts: in terms of harmony, the guitar’s own mood and sound world are contrasted with my harmonic thinking. In terms of technique, on the other hand, performance gestures of the Flamenco tradition are contrasted with those of the practice of classical guitar playing. The dialogue between different harmonic and historical levels can thus be discovered through a complex, clearly demarcated discourse. The performance duration of the work is about 15 minutes.”

July 23, 2015 | 7 PM
Guitar in the Garden: Łukasz Kuropaczewski – Krzysztof Meyer world premiere
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Sunken Garden
New York City, NY


Meyer Premiere In Germany

Kuropaczewski will also be the soloist at the German premiere of Triptych on August 3, 2015 in Iserlohn, Germany. He will present the work in the Oberste Stadtkirche as part of the 24th International Guitar Symposium, one of the largest classical guitar festivals in Europe. Other Polish musicians will also perform at the Symposium: guitarist Marcin Dylla will give the Opening Concert on Aug. 2, while guitarist Krzystof Pelech and accordionist Piotr Rangno will perform on Aug. 5.

August 3, 2015 | 8:15 PM
24th Int’l Guitar Symposium – Krzysztof Meyer German premiere
Iserlohn, Germany