An eminent composer and violin virtuoso, proficient pianist and writer (born on 5th February 1909 in Łódź, died on 17th January 1969 in Warsaw). She received excellent music education, learning first from her father, later at Halina Kijeńska’s private conservatory in Łódź, and finally at Warsaw Conservatory with Kazimierz Sikorski (composition) and Józef Jarzębski (violin). She continued her studies in Paris with Nadia Boulanger (composition), André Touret and Carl Flesch (violin)
Jazz violinist and composer. Already in his teens, he attracted attention with the extraordinary potential of his musical talent. Having graduated with an honours degree from Henryk Gembalski’s class
at the Katowice Academy of Music, he obtained a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music.
Founded on Jarosław Bester’s initiative in 1997 as The Cracow Klezmer Band, it consists of four eminent instrumentalists with classical and jazz education, playing a stylistically highly varied repertoire which assimilates elements of classical, jazz, avant-garde, and contemporary chamber music. Improvisation plays a major role in their work as a form-building element and the band’s musical axis.
Called a brilliant inventor and creator of new worlds, but also a showman and a charlatan, Cage shocked the world with his experiments, but after him art could no longer be the same. A radical and a rebel, he strove to break away from tradition in all its aspects.
Poland’s most eminent composer, ‘poet of the piano’, was born on 1st March (according to his own declara- tions) or 22nd February (as the baptismal certificate states) 1810 in Żelazowa Wola, to the music-loving family of Polonised Frenchman Mikołaj (Nicolas) Chopin and his wife Tekla Justyna née Krzyżanow- ska.
Pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and music producer, born in Bydgoszcz, where he graduated from Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń’s piano class at the Felix Nowowiejski Academy of Music.
A leading Polish improvised music ensemble, expanding the concept of a contemporary music collective. Rewarded in major European jazz competitions, such as Jazz Hoeilaart (Belgium).
Composer and pianist, born on 17th July 1932 in Lwów (now Lviv, Ukraine), died on 29th December 2013 in Katowice.
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