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25
February 2018
Sunday
6:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
Different Things. Recital of Marcin Markowicz and Grzegorz Skrobiński
Performers:

Marcin Markowicz – violin
Grzegorz Skrobiński – piano

Programme:

E.W. Korngold  Four Pieces from Much Ado About Nothing  Op. 11 for violin and piano 
N. Rota Sonata  in G major  for violin and piano 
A. Schnittke Suite in Old Style for violin and piano 

***

A. Dvořák  Four Romantic Pieces Op. 75
P. Glass Sonata for violin and piano

 

 

Marcin Markowicz, Grzegorz Skrobiński / fot. Marek Szczepański

Marcin Markowicz studied with Christiane Edinger in Lübeck, Roman Lasocki and Krzysztof Jakowicz in Warsaw, and Roman Totenberg in Boston. He serves as concertmaster of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic and is the second violinist of the Lutosławski Quartet. Since 2005, he has been the Artistic Director of the Ensemble International Chamber Music Festival. Markowicz also performs as guest concertmaster of the Beethoven Academy Orchestra in Kraków and has been a lecturer at the Academy of Music in Katowice, since 2013.

As a composer, Mr Markowicz received a distinction from the A. Panufnik Composers' Competition, in Krakow,  in 1999.  His works have been performed at festivals in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His String Quartet No. 3 was premiered by the Silesian String Quartet in 2009. His song I am truly telling you... for voice, actor and string quartet was commissioned by the International Wratislavia Cantans Festival, in 2012. He has also composed music for the theatre and for the films 13 August '44 by M. Bramy and Wrzątek by A. Casianova.

Grzegorz Skrobiński graduated from the K. Szymanowski State Music School in Warsaw and Fryderyk Chopin University. He studied under Elżbieta Tarnawska, Katarzyna Jankowska-Borzykowska and Andrzej Bauer. He has given performances throughout Europe, as well as in Tunisia and Japan. In 2007, he performed at a jubilee concert of Władysław Bartoszewski where he presented Sonata no. 2 by Rachmaninov, in addition to other works. In 2008, he was invited to a festival at the Music Academy in Hamamatsu, Japan, and in 2010 he performed  Good Evening, Monsieur Chopin, which took place as part of the Two Theatres festival in Sopot, during which he played selected pieces by Fryderyk Chopin to poems presented by actor Krzysztof Kolberger. He has served as Assistant of the Chair of Piano Chamber Music at Fryderyk Chopin University since 2010.

Korngold, Rota, Sznitke, Glass - four different creative personalities. Each of these composers maneuvered under diametrically different conditions; the circumstances of their lives and thus the artistic choices they made are not comparable. Korngold and Nino Rota are associated with early composing debuts. The search for an parallel in the biographies of Alfred Sznitke and Philip Glass would result in failure. However, there is another common denominator for their achievements - all of them successfully composed film music. Korngold codified its modern, current canons. Without Nino Rota, it is difficult to imagine Federico Fellini's masterpieces. Alfred Sznitke found the land of relative creative freedom in the space of the 10 Muses, Philip Glass - a platform for ambitiously non-traditional art, standing in opposition to the leading musical trends of the last decades of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries. A reason enough to put together their non-film compositions for violin and piano? If not, perhaps you can suggest another - each of these four works in a specific way leads the dialogue with the past.

- Marcin Majchrowski

 

The concert presented this evening promotes the album Different Things recorded by the National Forum of Music, on CD Accord, in 2017.

 

 

Alixandra Porembski, English Language Annotator

Tickets:
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VIP
  • VIP
50 PLN
Normal
  • Normal ticket
  • Reduced ticket
  • Karta Melomana N
  • Karta Melomana U
30 PLN
20 PLN
27 PLN
18 PLN

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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.