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Premiere: 28.04.2017
Polish Cello Quartet | Discoveries
18
March 2018 | Sunday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Concerto for Four Cellos
09
November 2017 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Fantaisie Rhapsodique
30
March 2017 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Red Hall
From Brasil to Argentina
15
December 2016 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
Domini and Zagajewski for Polish Cello Quartet
03
August 2016 | Wednesday
Special concerts
National Forum of Music, Main Hall
3rd International Cello Academy 2016 at the NFM
24
July 2016 | Sunday
Forgotten City
Pałac Leipzigerów (obecnie Przedsiębiorstwo Geodezyjne Proxima)
Zapomniane Miasto: Polish Cello Quartet
29
October 2015 | Thursday
Chamber concerts
National Forum of Music, Chamber Hall
The Fourth Dimension of Four Cellos
18
May 2015 | Monday
Musica Electronica Nova
Kino Nowe Horyzonty
Tippeke. Thierry De Mey VI – Accompanying event
ABOUT US01
Polish Cello Quartet
Established on 2011, its members belong to a new generation of Polish cellists. Their musical output includes many awards in solo and chamber performances. They gained experience in many European cultural centres, including Cologne, Mannheim and Brussels. Being friends for a long time decided to initiate a chamber music group, to show and share their unique sound with the world.
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Projects
The International Cello Academy has the form of music workshops for students of second level Music Schools preparing for any entrance exams to Music Academies and for those who already are Music Academy students. The main idea behind the project, is to give young musicians an opportunity to work with distinguished foreign professors as well as the members of the Polish Cello Quartet. ICA also aims at promoting playing chamber cello music among young artists.
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International Tours
You can see them performing at many international music festivals, including: Wratislavia Cantans, Jazztopad, Schiermonnikoog Chamber Music Festival and Q’arto Mondi. Their repertoire consists mainly of pieces originally composed for four cellos. The Quartet is still working on and developing their repertoire, choosing the latest works by leading Polish and foreign composers.

Tomasz Daroch

Tomasz Daroch graduated cum laude from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim and the G. and K. Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź where he has been a faculty member since 2013. He studied with Michael Flaksman, Julius Berger, Jelena Očić and Stanisław Firlej, as well as attending master classes run by Bernard Greenhouse, Miklós Perény, Heinrich Schiff, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, and David Geringas.
Tomasz Daroch is a laureate of several international cello competitions, including the W. Lutosławski Competition in Warsaw (1st prize and Grand Prix), the P. Casals in Budapest (2nd prize), the A. Janigro in Zagreb (3rd prize) and the Internationaler Instrumentalwettbewerb in Markneukirchen (1st prize).
He debuted as soloist at the age of 14 and has given concerts in Poland and internationally ever since, including Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Italy, France, and the USA.

Wojciech Fudala

Wojciech Fudala was born into a family with rich music traditions. For many years, he studied with Prof. Paweł Głombik and graduated from the K. Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. As a holder of a Belgian government scholarship he graduated cum laude from the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels, where he studied with Jeroen Reuling. He furthered his studies with Gary Hoffman as a Young Artist in Residence at the private institute Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth.
He won prizes at competitions in Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. His other honours include awards of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and a MeceAgora scholarship.
Wojciech Fudala has a busy schedule as a soloist and chamber player. As a soloist, he has performed with Polish and international orchestras, among others the Orchestre Royale de Chambre de Wallonie, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Brussels Chamber Orchestra, Silesian Philharmonic under such conductors as A. Dumay, Massimiliano Caldi, and Paweł Kosek. His collaborations include several outstanding artists, such as Maria Szwajger-Kułakowska, Eldar Nebolsin, Priya Mitchel, Christoph Schiller, and Gary Hoffman.
Since 2014 Wojciech Fudala has been a principal cellist with the NFM Wrocław Philarmonic.

Adam Krzeszowiec

Adam Krzeszowiec studied at the K. Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice with Paweł Głombik, at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne with Frans Helmerson and at the Chapelle Musicalle Reine Elisabeth in Waterloo with Gary Hoffman. He has won prizes at international competitions in London, Paris, Warsaw and Katowice.
He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the renowned concert halls of Europe: Wigmore Hall, Victoria Hall and Salle Gaveau. His collaborations include world-famous artists, such as Maria João Pires, Augustin Dumay, Mischa Maisky, and Christian Arming.
Adam Krzeszowiec has participated in numerous music festivals of note, such as the Verbier Festival, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, and Festival Pablo Casals in Prades.
Since 2012 he has been concertmaster of the cellos with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice and has been on the faculty of the Music Academy in Katowice.

Krzysztof Karpeta

Krzysztof Karpeta graduated cum laude from the G. and K. Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź, where he studied with Stanisław Firlej (diploma in 2011). The following years saw him study at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim with Michael Flaksman and Jelena Očić.
At present, he is concertmaster of the cellos with the Polish Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk. His other engagements have included the Mannheimer Philharmoniker, Landesjugendorchester Rheinland-Pfalz and Philharmonie der Nationen. As a soloist, he has performed with numerous orchestras in Poland and abroad. His recording catalogue includes such labels as CD Accord, DUX and Music On.
In 2014 r. for his outstanding achievements in arts he was awarded with an honourable mention of the J. Grotowski Scholarship Committee in Wrocław. Krzysztof Karpeta teaches at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław from which he received his doctorate in 2017. 

Contact

Zuzanna Makles
Zuzanna Makles
Manager of Polish Cello Quartet
mobile: +48 600 364 929

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.

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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.