Performers

Now known as the Orchestra of the Stanisław Moniuszko Grand Theatre in Poznań, it first played at the Grand Theatre’s inaugural spectacle (Moniuszko’s Halka) on 31st August 1919. In 1925 Pietro Mascagni conducted his Cavalleria Rusticana at this theatre.
Founded in 2007, the Lutosławski Quartet was named after one of Poland’s most eminent 20th-century composers. It is one of the ensembles-in-residence at Wrocław’s National Forum of Music. Its members are: Roksana Kwaśnikowska (1st violin; previously – Bartosz Woroch), Marcin Markowicz (2nd violin), Artur Rozmysłowicz (viola), and Maciej Młodawski (cello). Their repertoire comprises primarily 20th- and 21st-century Polish works, particularly those of Witold Lutosławski, Karol Szymanowski, and Paweł Mykietyn.
One of the most active and versatile wind ensembles in Poland. Founded in 2013 to mark Witold Lutosławski’s birth centenary, LutosAir Quintet is one of the ensembles-in-residence at Wrocław’s National Forum of Music. Its members are soloists of NFM Wrocław Philharmonic and NOSPR: Jan Krzeszowiec (flute), Karolina Stalmachowska (oboe; previously - Wojciech Merena), Maciej Dobosz (clarinet), Alicja Kieruzalska (bassoon), Mateusz Feliński (horn). The quintet focuses especially on most recent music, such as the works of Paweł Hendrich (including a CD under the DUX label), Marcin Stańczyk, Rafał Augustyn, and Nikolet Burzyńska.
Adam Bałdych’s band consists, apart from its leader, of Marek Konarski (tenor saxophone), Łukasz Ojdana (piano), Michał Barański (bass), and Dawid Fortuna (drums).
The Quintet develops Bałdych’s concept of music balancing between genres and focusing in particular on the borderline area between jazz and classical music. This borderland is for the violinist a space of experimentation and of constructing his own, highly personal instrumental language.
A California-based drummer active in LA’s contemporary improvised music scene, graduate of the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music and the California Institute of the Arts. She also studied African music with Alfred Ladzekpo. Her style combines traditional jazz and classical techniques with African rhythms.
He studied experimental music at the prestigious Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, as well as graduating in psychology (his work concerned the so-called ‘lucid dreams’).
She studied with David Strange at the Royal Academy of Music and with Ralph Kirshbaum at the Royal Northern College of Music. She has also attended master classes with Johannes Goritzki, Gary Hoffman, Bernard Greenhouse, Zara Nelsova, Yo-Yo Ma, Frans Helmerson, and Steven Isserlis.
A tenor saxophone player brought up in Israel, he received education at the Thelma Yellin High School and the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Tel Aviv. In 2011 he obtained a full scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music, and in 2013 – a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance.
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