Spring Concerts with Kinga Augustyn

Born in Poland and based in New York City, Kinga Augustyn is a violinist who has performed alongside several orchestras around the world including Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum, the Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Riverside SymphoniaAdditionally, Augustyn has received several honors and awards including First Prizes at the Alexander & Buono International String Competition (NYC), Artist International Presentations (NYC), J. S. Bach String Competition (Zielona Gora, Poland), and the 2017 “Young Poland” contest in Poland. Augustyn is an alumnus of The Julliard School for both her Bachelor and Master degrees.

Augustyn has a busy month ahead, although not always in her usual role as a strictly classical violinist. See below for some interesting performances ahead, infused with rock and jazz alongside her more traditional repertoire.

 

Candlelight: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Together with pianist Moriah Trenk, Augustyn will perform 14 arrangements of Fleetwood Mac, a British-American rock band. 

Friday, May 6th | 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. EST
Candlelight: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac 

St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY
Info and Tickets ($30 – $65): HERE

 

75th Anniversary of “Łowiecka” 

“Łowiecka” is the nickname of Augustyn’s secondary music school in Poland, where she first learned to play the violin. She was there for 11 years before relocating to the United States. Alongside several other soloists, Augustyn will perform Pablo de Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 for Violin and Orchestra, conducted by Marcin Grabosz. More information soon. 

Saturday, May 21st | 5:00 p.m. CET
75th Anniversary of “Łowiecka”
Karol Lipiński Academy of Music – Concert Hall
plac Jana Pawła II nr 2, 50-043 Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Information: www.lowiecka.wroclaw.pl or kingaaugustyn.com

 

Lower Silesia Philharmonic Debut 

In Augustyn’s debut with this fine orchestra and under the baton of Maestro Przemysław Neumann. Together with the Lower Silesian Philharmonic, she will perform two works by Polish composer Romuald Twardowski: Capriccio in blue—inspired by music of the American jazz and classical composer, George Gershwin—and his Violin Concerto. 

Friday, May 27th | 7:00 p.m. CET
Kinga Augustyn – Lower Silesia Philharmonic Debut 

Lower Silesia Philharmonic – Stefan Strahl Concert Hall
Piłsudskiego 60, 58-500 Jelenia Góra, Poland
Information: filharmonia.jgora.pl

[Sources: press release, kingaaugustyn.com, lowiecka.wroclaw.pl; Photo source: Kinga Augustyn]