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Heritage of Frederic Chopin

The aim of the project 'Heritage of Frederic Chopin – Integrating the Cultures of Visegrad Countries' is to raise the awareness of Frederic Chopin’s heritage among the audiences of the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia thanks to artistic and institutional partnerships involving the Visegrad countries. The initiative will create a shared cultural space inspired by the Chopin’s oeuvre which has been and continues to be an important part of Europe’s cultural heritage.  

The composer drew many elements from the Polish music tradition, but also from the Hungarian heritage – as he formed a creative partnership with Ferenc Liszt. During his Paris years, Frederic Chopin made the Polish idiom truly European. His oeuvre left a strong mark not only on the work of individual composers, coming from different countries and active in different times, but also on the entire European culture.

Yvette Mondok

Yvette Mondok, dramatic soprano opera singer was born in Szolnok, received her degree on the University of Szeged Music Department as a Prof. Phd. Mária Temesi student. In Germany she was an auditor with Erasmus scholarship in the Fachhochschule Osnabrück. She has also attended several master courses led by Éva Marton, Jevgenyij Nyesztyerenko, Júlia Hamari, László Polgár, Adrienne Csengery. From the last year of the University she has started to visit Prof. Krisztina Laki’s master courses, who is the Professor of the Hochschule für Künste in Brema.

Alex Szilasi

Wybitny węgierski pianista Alex Szilasi dokonał w 2005 roku ciekawego odkrycia w magazynach budapeszteńskiego Muzeum Sztuki Użytkowej. W przepastnych magazynach muzeum odnalazł świetnie zachowany złoty fortepian legendarnej marki Pleyel, ozdobiony pięknymi wzorami w stylu neorokoko. Jest to niezwykle rzadki egzemplarz „złotego Pleyela”, wyprodukowanego zaledwie w 3 egzemplarzach: jeden do dziś jest w posiadaniu angielskiej królowej, drugi można podziwiać w salonie Pleyel w Paryżu, trzeci został teraz odnaleziony w Budapeszcie.

Fortepiany z fabryki Pleyela słynęły z delikatnego, subtelnego brzmienia, ich pastelowy, bogaty w niuanse dźwięk był łagodniejszy, cichszy od donośnego, metalicznego brzmienia nowoczesnych fortepianów. Fortepiany Pleyel należały do ulubionych fortepianów Fryderyka Chopina, mówił o Pleyelu, że „ma jego dźwięk”, korzystał z niego by ukazać swój najbardziej osobisty ton.

Wrocław Baroque Orchestra

The Wrocław Baroque Orchestra (WOB) was founded by Andrzej Kosendiak, director of the Wrocław Philharmonic, in October 2006. The Wrocław Philharmonic is the only philharmonic in Poland to boast a Baroque orchestra playing historical instruments. During every artistic season of the Wrocław Philharmonic the WOB presents its own concert series, always fervently applauded by the audience. The WOB repertoire encompasses works from early Baroque to the beginnings of Romanticism, from chamber music to great oratorios. Jaroslaw Thiel has been the orchestra’s artistic director since its inception.

Jarosław Thiel

A graduate of the Poznań School of Talents,he studied cello at the Music Academies in Poznań and Łódź. Since 1997 he has focused mainly on historical performance. Jarosław Thiel  participated in master classes run by Christine Kypranides at the Dresdner Akademie für Alte Musik and completed post-graduate studies in Baroque cello at the  Universität der Künste in Berlin, working with Phoebe Carrai and  Markus a Möllenbeck (diploma with distinction). 

He has collaborated with the most important Polish ensembles of early music. Since 2000 Thiel is the first cellist with the Dresdner Barockorchester  and a member of the FestspielOrchester Göttingen led by Laurence Cummings. He also works with other leading German ensembles, such as Cantus Cölln, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Lautten Compagney. He regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician, apperaig at numerous Polish and international festivals of early music.

Contact

Aleksandra Szymańska
Aleksandra Szymańska
Manager of Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
mobile: +48 728 447 059

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.