Maestro Gabriel Chmura is an outstanding Polish conductor, who in the course of his career he has worked with world-class soloists and ensembles. Shortly after graduation he won the prestigious Conducting Competition, Herbert von Karajan. Four years ago, he received an honorary doctorate from the Wrocław Academy of Music for outstanding achievements in the field of musical art, as well as the promotion of the work of Polish composers.
Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was born in Hamburg on February 3, 1809, and died November 4, 1847, in Leipzig. He was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor. His music reflects a fundamental tension between Classicism and Romanticism in the generation of German composers after Beethoven. Felix was still young when his parents converted from Judaism to Christianity and changed the family name to Bartholdy in order to assimilate into German society. Felix went by Mendelssohn Bartholdy for the rest of his life, but he privately resented the change.
Alixandra Porembski, English Language Annotator