Proiectul Around Panufnik s-a născut din ideea de a celebra 100 de ani de la nașterea unuia dintre cei mai proeminenți compozitori polonezi ai secolului XX – Andrzej Panufnik. Trei tineri muzicieni din Polonia – Anna Maria Staśkiewicz (vioară), Bartosz Koziak (violoncel) și Jakub Tchorzewski (pian) au pregătit un program special, în care muzica lui Panufnik stă alături de lucrările unor compozitori contemporani lui.
Witold Lutoslawski – Subito pentru vioară şi pian
Andrzej Panufnik – Dreamscape pentru violoncel şi pian
Bohuslav Martinů – Duo pentru violoncel şi pian
Zoltán Kodály – Duo pentru vioară şi violoncel
Roman Palester – Preludii pentru pian (selecţie)
Andrzej Panufnik – Trio pentru vioară, violoncel şi pian
Prezenţa în program a lucrării lui Witold Lutosławski pare să fie o alegere firească ţinând cont de prietenia apropiată care i-a legat pe cei doi compozitori. La fel ca şi Panufnik şi Lutosławski, Roman Palester a fost considerat după moartea lui Karol Szymanowski unul dintre continuatorii de mare viitor ai acestuia, care la fel ca şi Panufnik a decis să părăsească Polonia, pentru a-şi proteja libertatea artistică. Concertul de la Arad oferă ocazia de a asculta în premieră mondială un Trio special comandat, semnat de Michał Ossowski (născut în 1984). Programul este completat de un Duo pentru vioară şi violoncel de compozitorul maghiar Zoltán Kodály, pe care Anna Maria Staśkiewicz şi Bartosz Koziak o să îl înregistreze în curând, alături de lucrări de Martinu, Ravel şi Lutosławski.
Note on musicians
Anna Maria Staśkiewicz is a laureate of the 3rd Prize and Special Prize for the best performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto from the Polish Radio Competition at the 13th International Henryk Wieniawski Competition in Poznań (2006), the winner of the 5th International Karol Szymanowski Competition in Łódź and the 16th National Bach Competition in Zielona Góra, a winner of a special prize for the best performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto at the 22nd Valsesia Musica International Competition in Italy.
Anna Maria Staśkiewicz has performed concerts as a soloist in Poland and abroad, e.g. in Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine, Turkey and USA.
She was invited to cooperate with Polish Radio National Symphonic Orchestra in Katowice, National Symphonic Orchestra in Warsaw, Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, “Amadeus” Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, “Leopoldinum” Chamber Orchestra, Toruń Chamber Orchestra. Her other symphonic collaboration includes: Bydgoszcz, Lublin, Łódź, Zielona Góra and Poznań. She cooperated with: Sinfonietta Cracovia, Sinfonia Viva, The Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, Gottingen Symphonic Orchestra (Germany), Chamber Orchestra in Zurich, Sinfonica Municipal in Sao Paulo and others.
As a soloist, she played under the baton of many distinguished conductors: Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, Łukasz Borowicz, Massimiliano Caldi, Agnieszka Duczmal, José Maria Florencio, Robert Kabara,Vladimir Kiradjiev, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Wojciech Michniewski, Marek Moś, Maxim Vengerov and others. She has performed in many renowned concert halls; Municipal Theatre of Sao Paulo, Kaisersaal in Franfurt am Main, the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, the Raitt Recital Hall at Malibu, California, the W. Lutosławski S1 Concert Studio of Polish Radio.
Since 2011 she has been working as the violin assistant at the I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. She was awarded six times of the Minister’s of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship. She received a musical distinction and award from Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship Marshall and the President of Toruń. She was granted the Artistic Scholarship from Poznań (2002) and "Młoda Polska" (Young Poland) scholarship given by the Minister of Culture and Arts (2007).
Bartosz Koziak is the winner of the 3rd Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in 2001 in Warsaw, Poland, a winner of the 2nd prize at the International Cello Competition in Tongyeong (Korea) in 2006 (“Isang Yun in memoriam”), winner of the 2nd prize at the Mikola Lysenko Competition in Kiev in 2007 as well as winner of the International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition in Kraków, a laureate and a winner of a special prize at the Prague Spring Music Festival in 2006.
Bartosz Koziak also received prizes at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2002 and the ARD competition in Münich in 2005. In 2003, he received a special prize of the Polish Cultural Foundation awarded by Ewa Podleś.
He performed at Konzerthaus in Berlin, Rudolfinum in Prague, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Teatro Politeama in Palermo, Studio of Witold Lutoslawski and the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall.
As a soloist, Bartosz Koziak collaborated with the Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra , the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice, Sinfonia Varsovia, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Münchener Kammerorchester, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, radio orchestras in Warsaw and Budapest, as well as a majority of philharmonic halls in Poland conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki, Jan Krenz, Antoni Wit, Gabriel Chmura, Jacek Kaspszyk, Tan Dun and Massimiliano Caldi.
He is invited to renowned festivals, such as Warsaw Autumn, L. van Beethoven Easter Festival, Mecklemburg Vorpommen, Young Euro Classic in Berlin, Chopin and his Europe.
In the recent years Bartosz Koziak has been regularly invited for participation at concert projects of Krzysztof Penderecki. He participated in the first recording of “Concerto Grosso” conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki and made several recordings for Polish Radio.
Thanks to the kindness of Kaja Danczowska he plays on a 19th c. copy of J.B. Guadagnini’s instrument, previously used by the outstanding Polish cellist Dezyderiusz Danczowski during his concerts.
The International Piano has defined Jakub Tchorzewski's interpretations as „vigorous and rythmically alert” while The Washington Post, on occasion of the final stage of the 55th Washington Competition for Piano held at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., wrote that the young Polish pianist „has displayed imagination”. The Schweizer Musikzeitung has described him as an „extraordinary and committed” musician. Jakub Tchorzewski has performed across Europe and the United States, as well as in Japan and Brazil, while some of his past appearances have been recorded and broadcasted by Czech, Slovakian, Swiss and Polish national radios.
The Neue Zeitschrift für Musik magazine has awarded Tchorzewski's debut CD, which was produced by the Musiques Suisses label, the maximum score in musical interpretation and choice of repertoire. The disc contains the World Premiere Recordings of the complete works for piano solo by Sándor Veress.
Jakub Tchorzewski has been invited to play at important music festivals throughout Italy (Bologna Festival, Rome Piano Festival, Parma Verdi Festival), Poland (Chopin-Transgresje, Polish Pianism Festival) and Switzerland (Veress 2007, Biennale Bern, «frisch gestrichen!» Basel). Recently he performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice, the Giorgio Cini Foundation and the Ateneo Veneto, in Parma at the Teatro Regio, in Cesena at the Teatro A. Bonci, in Bergamo at the Teatro Sociale, in Padova at the Pollini Auditorium, in Rovigo at the Accademia dei Concordi and in Trento at the Philharmonic Hall.
Apart from being a soloist, Jakub is deeply involved in playing chamber music. He has collaborated with the Zephyr Festival String Quartet, the Ives Quartet members Jodi Levitz and Bettina Mussumeli, the first flute of the Orchestra Santa Cecilia in Rome, Carlo Tamponi, and clarinet professor at the Prague Conservatory, Ludmila Peterkova, among others. In December of 2010, together with a clarinetist Francesco Toso and cellist Luca Paccagnella, Jakub recorded a CD of clarinet trios by Mikhail Glinka, Nino Rota and Johannes Brahms.