Polish violinist Janusz Wawrowski performed Karol Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No.1 with Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra on March 24-25 on the 80th anniversary of the composer’s death. On March 28, the pianist paid further homage to Szymanowski with his rendition of Myths for violin & piano and Dance from the ballet Harnasie, Op. 55, alongside pianist Greg Skrobiński, at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.
On April 29-30, the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society will present a program entitled “Czech and Polish Masterpieces” in Kaunas and Vilnius, featuring a violin solo by Wawrowski. Together with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Juozas Domarkas Wawrowski will perform Mieczysław Karłowicz’s Concerto for violin and orchestra. Symphonic works by Dvořák and Smetana displaying nostalgic pastoral scenes and fiery Slavonic dances will also be part of the concert program.
Janusz Wawrowski graduated from the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw where he studied with M. Ławrynowicz. Later the violinist honed his skills under Yair Kless and Salvatore Accardo. The young virtuoso has already appeared in such prestigious concert halls as Berlin Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Mozarteum in Salzburg, De Doelen Concertgebouw in Rotterdam, Tel Aviv Music Center, Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas and others. Wawrowski has collaborated with leading Polish symphony orchestras as well as foreign ensembles. In 2007, he recorded his first CD, Niccolò Paganini 24 Caprices Op.1, which require the highest musical prowess. These virtuoso miniatures brought Wawrowski international recognition and, in 2013, he signed the contract with the prestigious Warner Classic record label.
April 29-30, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
Czech and Polish Masterpieces with Janusz Wawrowski
Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Concert Hall
Aušros vartų 5, LT-01304 Vilnius, Lietuva
Tickets & Info: filharmonija.lt