2nd Voice & Piano Chamber Music Festival


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  • Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Saturday, May 20, 2017

Magical Mixture

In the carefully prepared programme, vocal cords and piano strings create a mixture of pure beauty. We will hear the results during the Voice and Piano Chamber Music Festival – a forum presenting maestros and students of vocals alongside a range of accompanists.

The festival opens and closes with concerts featuring orchestras: during the inauguration at the Kraków Philharmonic, the soloists appear alongside the Symphonic Orchestra and Choir of the Academy of Music in Kraków under the baton of Rafał Jacek Delekta, while the finale at Aula Florianka features Sylvia Schwartz (soprano) and Robert Gierlach (baritone) accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of the Academy of Music under the baton of Maciej Tworek. (Attention, the finale concert was canceled for reasons beyond the organizers' control!)

Most of the other concerts will focus on songs with piano; we will hear Brahms’s Liebeslieder Walzer, Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben, Szymanowski’s Słopiewnie and a wide selection of songs by Żeleński, Ginastera, Moniuszko, Fauré, Rachmaninoff and Karłowicz. A pleasant surprise of this year’s programme is the concert 4 Tango Seasons on 17 May at the Academy of Music – an evening with music by Piazzolla with the participation of the singer and violist Magda Brudzińska and the bandoneon virtuoso Klaudiusz Baran.

Igor Kuranda, Karnet magazine


14 May 2017, 6pm, Kraków Philharmonic
Opening concert
Jakub Kowalski (violin), Aleksandra Lignar (cello), Piotr Jaworski, Michał Dziad (piano), Choir and Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Kraków, Rafał Jacek Delekta (conductor)
In programme: L. van Beethoven Leonora No. 3 Op. 72b (overture), Triple Concerto in C major Op. 56, Choral Fantasy Op. 80

15 May 2017, Florianka Recital Hall
4pm Ewelina Pachnik (soprano), Ewa Menaszek (mezzo-soprano), Klara Kraj, Karolina Lindert (piano)
In programme: S. Prokofiev, P. Perkowski, C. Gustavino, A. Ginastera
7pm Ewa Menaszek (mezzo-soprano), Dorota Moliszewska (piano)
EmEs Piano Duo: Małgorzata Strzelczyk, Anna Młynarczyk (piano)
Students of the Academy of Music in Kraków
In programme: J. Brahms Hungarian Dances, Liebeslieder Walzer Op. 52, Neue Liebeslieder Walzer Op. 65, songs

16 May 2017, Florianka Recital Hall
4pm Maria Polańska, Christina Eshak, Natalia Czuhaj (sopranos), Anna Łakomy, Isabel Rico Repiso, Olha Tsymbalyuk (piano)
In programme: S. Moniuszko, M. de Falla, G. Fauré, S. Rachmaninoff
7pm Władysław Żeleński Song Evening
Katarzyna Oleś-Blacha, Magdalena Drozd (sopranos), Jacek Ozimkowski (bass), Dominika Grzybacz, Jacek Tosik-Warszawiak (piano)

17 May 2017
4pm, Florianka Recital Hall
Paula Maciołek (soprano), Aleksandra Michniewicz (mezzo-soprano), Stanisław Zyskowski (baritone), Maciej Kiełpiński, Qing Xu, Konrad Gawron (piano), Karol Sikora (clarinet)
In programme: R. Schumann, M. Karłowicz, K. Szymanowski, F. Schubert
7pm, Academy of Music
4 Tango Seasons
Magda Brudzińska (vocal, viola), Klaudiusz Baran (bandoneon), Anna Maria Staśkiewicz (violin), Bartosz Koziak (cello), Piotr Południak (double bass), Bartłomiej Kominek (piano)
In programme: works by A. Piazzolla

19 May 2017, 7pm, Florianka Recital Hall
Beata Kraska, Alicja Ciesielczuk (sopranos), Daria Proszek, Aleksandra Michniewicz (mezzo-sopranos), Michał Prószyński (tenors), Jan Bukowski, Robert Gierlach (baritones) Julia Kocjan, Paweł Sopel, Justyna Kapusta, Łukasz Dębski (piano)
In programme: A. Dvořák, E. Grieg, J. Brahms, T. Baird

20 May 2017, 7pm, Florianka Recital Hall
Finale concert – CANCELED!
Sylvia Schwartz (soprano), Robert Gierlach (baritone), Bartłomiej Kominek (piano), Chamber Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Kraków, Maciej Tworek (conductor)
In programme: D. Shostakovich Symphony No. 14, Spanish Songs, M. de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas, songs by S. Rachmaninoff



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