Premieres by Wojciech Ziemowit Zych and Maciej Jabłoński

A concert of flautists Łukasz Długosz and Agata Kielar-Długosz took place on 24 September 2021 at the Paderewski Centre in Kąśna Dolna (pictured below). The evening featured two world premieres of pieces for two flutes and piano by Wojciech Ziemowit Zych and Maciej Jabłoński.

Łukasz Długosz is recognized by critics as one of the most famous Polish flautists. As a laureate of all national flute competitions and winner of top prizes at several prestigious international competitions, he is also the most honored Polish flautist in history. He gives concerts as a soloist and chamber musician in Poland and abroad. He also teaches at the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk and serves on the jury of national and international flute competitions.

Agata Kielar-Długosz is a recognized flautist and propagator of Polish music. She has played as a soloist with all orchestras in Poland. She is regularly invited to collaborate with renowned orchestras in Europe. Professionally, she is also associated with the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk. The musicians will be accompanied at the piano by Andrzej Jungiewicz, associated with the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

In addition to the premieres of the latest works by Polish composers, the program included Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s Melody, Op. 16 No. 2, Good Night, Op. 63 for alto flute and piano, Fryderyk Chopin‘s Mazurka, Op. 33 for 2 flutes and piano and Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion for 2 flutes and piano.

This concert was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport as part of the “Composing Commissions” program carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

[Sources: polmic.pl; centrumpaderewskiego.pl]