NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

Like most websites, we use cookies to facilitate online booking and to ensure we give you the best possible experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume you're happy to receive cookies. You can learn more about changing your settings in our Privacy Policy.

Accept & close
22
October 2017
Sunday
6:00 PM
National Forum of Music, Red Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
Chopin – Transcriptions | Janusz Olejniczak
Performers:

Janusz Olejniczak – piano
Tomasz Strahl – cello

Programme:

F. Chopin Introduction and Polonaise in C major Op. 3 for piano and cello, Preludie in A minor Op. 28 No. 2, Prelude in E minor  Op. 28 No. 4, Prelude in B minor  Op. 28 No. 6, Mazurka in C major Op. 33 No.2, Mazurka in A minor  Op. 67 No. 4, Etude in C sharp minor (transcription in E minor) Op. 25 No. 7 for cello and piano 
***
F. Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor Op. posth., Songs from Op. 74  Nos.  3, 6 & 16 in transcription for cello and piano 
M. de Falla El paño moruno, Nana, Canción, Polo, Asturiana, Jota from Siete canciones populares españolas 

 


Janusz Olejniczak / fot. archiwum artysty

Janusz Olejniczak was born on October 2, 1952, in Wrocław. He began studying piano at age six in Łódź. After moving to Warsaw, he was taught by Luiza Walewska. Then from 1967 to 1969, he studied under Ryszard Bakst and Zbigniew Drzewiecki. In 1970 he won Sixth Prize at the 8th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, and since that time has been a highly regarded interpreter of Chopin’s music. He continued his studies from 1971 to 1973 in Paris with Konstanty Schmaeling and Witold Małcużyński. In 1972 he won a prize at the Alfredo Caselli piano competition in Naples.  Olejniczak then completed his education with Barbara Hesse-Bukowska at the State College of Music in Warsaw, and pursued post-graduate studies with Victor Merzhanov, in Warsaw, and Paul Badura-Skoda in Essen. In recognition of his outstanding musical achievements, Janusz Olejniczak received the Officer’s Cross of the Polonia Restituta in 2000 and the Gloria Artis Gold Medal in 2005. He was appointed to the Programme Committee of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in December 2003.

Olejniczak has recorded two discs released by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in the series The Real Chopin. His albums have won four Fryderyk awards from the Polish phonographic industry and the Album of the Year Award in 1995 from the magazine Studio. Chopin’s music fascinates Olejniczak, he has described its character as, “A bird of paradise, which keeps slipping through your hands. Only occasionally do you succeed in grasping its essence, in getting close to it. It offers limitless possibilities for interpretation, allows you to pursue continual work on your own aesthetic, on shaping your tastes, and to arrive at a different perspective on the same work – an individual and continually new approach. In Chopin’s music, there is something that makes you want to play the same passage differently every time, to sculpt the same phrase over again. When performing Chopin’s works, you need an integral conception. But I forge the final creative vision while playing. My humility with regard to Chopin prevents me from adopting a single version, from stating that a particular passage is absolutely the best in that very form. So I continually have to try again.”

Tomasz Strahl graduated in 1989 from the cello studio of the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw under Kazimierz Michalik and studied chamber music with violinist Krzysztof Jakowicz. He continued his studies with Tobias Kühne at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Strahl received 1st Prize at the Academic Cello Competition in Warsaw in 1987 and 1st Prize at the 5th Nicanor Zabaleta International Music Competition in San Sebastián in 1991. In 1993, he performed Witold Lutosławski's Cello Concerto for the composer and has appeared at the prestigious Brucknerhaus in Linz. In 1994 he received a grant from the Polish-Japanese Foundation JESC. Strahl received the title of Professor in June 2001 and the Golden Cross of Merit in 2002. In 2005 he gave a series of lectures and concerts at the prestigious International Academy Vienna-Prague-Budapest. Strahl received the Fryderyk Prize of the Polish recording industry in 2003. He currently serves as a professor of cello at the Music Academies in Warsaw and Łódż. 

 

 

Alixandra Porembski, English Language Annotator

Tickets:
SEAT TYPE KINDS OF TICKETS PRICES
VIP
  • VIP
70 PLN
Normal
  • Normal ticket
  • Reduced ticket
50 PLN
30 PLN

Similar events

07
December 2017 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
The Oak Crown – for the Mary Rose
 
11
December 2017 | Monday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Red Hall
Piano Recital of Alexey Komarov
 
14
December 2017 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Surrealistic Five
 
21
December 2017 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
For Viola, Cello and Double Bass
 
22
December 2017 | Friday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Red Hall
Love in the Snow
 
11
January 2018 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Beethoven for Three String Players
 
18
January 2018 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Living Room Music
 
25
January 2018 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Red Hall
Violin Recital of Noah Bendix-Balgley, Concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker
 
08
February 2018 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Les Basses Réunies – Baroque Sonatas for Bass Instruments
 
15
February 2018 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Guimarães String Quartet
 
22
February 2018 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Grand Duo Polonaise – launch of J. Pietrzak's album recorded at the NFM
 
08
March 2018 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Red Hall
Modigliani Quartet
 
18
March 2018 | Sunday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Concerto for Four Cellos
 
21
March 2018 | Wednesday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Arensky Piano Trios
 
11
April 2018 | Wednesday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Red Hall
Piano recital of Garrick Ohlsson
 
19
April 2018 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Katarzyna Zdybel and the NFM Soloists
 
06
May 2018 | Sunday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Red Hall
Paganini for Fun
 
10
May 2018 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Brahms Piano Quartet
 
17
May 2018 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Lutosławski Piano Duo
 
20
May 2018 | Sunday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
LutosAir Quintet & Guests
 
24
May 2018 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Red Hall
The Triumph of Love
 
29
May 2018 | Tuesday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Septets
 
07
June 2018 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Horn Trio
 
14
June 2018 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Agata Szymczewska and Friends Play Famous String Sextets
 
17
June 2018 | Sunday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Red Hall
Reformation and Revolution
 
21
June 2018 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Main Hall
Artemis Quartet
 

The National Forum of Music, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław, co-managed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, City of Wrocław and Lower Silesian Province, registered in Rejestr Instytucji Kultury run by the City of Wrocław as RIK 38/2014.

Patrons:

Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.