Feliks Janiewicz is one of the brightest stars of Polish classical music at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. He performed with the greatest virtuosos of his time and belonged to the musical elite. His works, which are still current to this day, are quite a challenge for artists in terms of difficulty. His famous collection containing Six String Trios will soon be heard in the National Forum of Music.
Not much is known about a talented violinist from Vilnius. As a young musician he performed at the court of King Stanisław August Poniatowski. He successfully developed his career in Italy, France and above all in England. Taking part in a series of prestigious concerts organised by Johann Peter Solomon, he gained an international reputation and a loyal circle of admirers. Janiewicz successfully realized his passion not only as an artist, but also as a teacher, concert organiser and businessman running his own music shop.
In Feliks Janiewicz’s oeuvre one can mainly find works that require excellent technique and solid skills from the players. The compositions are inspired by Italian, Swiss and Polish folklore, as evidenced by the forms of mazurka and polonaise. The most important works of the violinist include 5 violin concertos, a piano concerto and a collection of 6 trios for two violins and cello. The trios will soon be presented on the stage of the National Forum of Music by the contemporary string group: two-time winner of Fryderyk Bartłomiej Nizioł, concertmaster of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic Radosław Pujanek and award-winning cellist Tomasz Daroch. Their phenomenal hearing, brilliant technique and extraordinary sensitivity will surely make Janiewicz’s Six String Trios sound perfect.