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Wednesday, November 21 • 11:10 - 12:10
Vision: Polish music for the Viola

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1) "Vision"  for 1-3 violas
- Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz (1916-1998): Sonatina for  2 violas. 3rd mvt: Presto (1955, 4’45’’)
- Olga Hans (1971-): ”Horai” for three violas (2018, premiere, 5’)
- Sławomir Zamuszko (1973-): “Some right decisions” for viola (2018, premiere, 5’)
- Janusz Kopczyński (1953-): “Vision” for viola (2018, premiere, 5’)
- Krzysztof Grzeszczak (1965-): ”Incontro per 3 viole” (2018, premiere, 5’)
Dorota Stanislawska, Jolanta Kukuła-Kopczyńska, Róża Wilczak-Płaziuk and Błażej Maliszewski, violas

2) Polish Music for Viola
- Philipp Scharwenka (1847-1917): Sonata for viola and piano G-minor, op. 106
   One movement: Fantasia - Allegretto - Allegro
- Sławomir Czarnecki (1949-): Sonata Kujawska for viola and piano, op. 56 (2016)
  Moderato espressivo  -  Lento  -  Allegretto marcato
Lech Bałaban, viola;  Krzysztof Sowiński, piano

Programme Notes:

The programme "Vision" presents new compositions for violas, written and dedicated especially for IVC2018. The only exception is the Paciorkiewicz Sonatina, written in 1955 for two violins. It was transcribed for two violas by Dr. Maliszewski. Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz wrote numerous pieces for viola and they were edited and recorded by dr Maliszewski on the 20th anniversary of the composer’s death in 1998. The CD and the music edition will be available after the performance.

All the other compositions of  “Vision” were written by composers connected with the Academy in Lodz. The compositions give a view on what contemporary viola character is.

Philipp Scharwenka was known as a German composer of the late Romantic era. He was born in Szamotuły (Samter), a town in the Wielkopolska Voivodship (province), and started his musical education in Poznań. The Viola Sonata in G minor, published for the first time in 1899, is his only viola sonata. Although it is performed without pauses as a single entity, it is internally divided into three parts: Fantasia, Allegretto and Allegro.

Sławomir Czarnecki's Sonata Kujawska was created on the initiative of Lech Bałaban, and is dedicated to him. It consists traditionally of three parts. The elements of tradition include folk melodic themes. Modernist elements in the work include structural thinking, repetitiveness, elements of minimal music.

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Błażej Maliszewski

Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music, Gdansk (Poland)
Błażej Maliszewski , Ph.D  leads  his viola class at The Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Musicin Gdańsk and at The Feliks Nowowiejski Primary and Secondary Music  School in Gdańsk, Poland.He constantly performs as a soloist and a chamber music player.He cooperates with many... Read More →
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Dorota Stanislawska

DOROTA STANISŁAWSKA – a graduate of the Academy of Music in the viola class of Prof. J.Kukuła-Kopczyńska (2001) and of the postgraduate studies at the F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, the class of Prof. S. Kamasa (2003). She has perfected her skills during master classes... Read More →
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Jolanta Kukuła-Kopczyńska

JOLANTA KUKUŁA-KOPCZYŃSKA – a violist,professor of musical arts. She graduated from the Academy of Music in Łódź, from the class of Prof. Z. Frieman. At the moment she runs her viola class at the Alma Mater. She combines her teaching career with concert activity as a soloist... Read More →
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Krzysztof Sowiński

Pianist, Academy of Music, Poznań (Poland)
Krzysztof SowińskiGraduated with distinction from Professor Alicja Kledzik’s piano class at the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. In 1992 he earned 3rd prize at the C. Kahn’s European Piano Competition in Paris. He was awarded artistic grants from the F. Chopin Society... Read More →
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Lech Bałaban

Academy of Music, Poznań (Poland)
Lech BałabanHe began learning violin at the age of 5 with his father Henryk Bałaban and remained under his tutelage until he was a sophomore. Later he studied under the supervision of Professor Jadwiga Kaliszewska; in 1988 he graduated from her class at the I. J. Paderewski Academy... Read More →
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Róża Wilczak-Płaziuk

RÓŻA WILCZAK-PŁAZIUK – a violist, graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in Łódź, from the viola class of Prof. Z. Frieman in 1994 and then commenced her employment at the Alma Mater on the position of an assistant. She complemented her education at Staatliche Hochschule... Read More →

Wednesday November 21, 2018 11:10 - 12:10 CET
Gereformeerde Kerk Vrijgemaakt (GKV) Simonstraat 8-10, 3032 AM Rotterdam, Netherlands

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