- 01-06-2023, Thursday, at 7:00 pm - Ticketed event
The CD POLISH DOUBLE BASS MUSIC, released by DUX, one of Europe’s best music labels of to-day, will have its premiere on Thursday 1st June 2023 at 7 p.m. in the Lentz Villa.
Enthusiasts of double bass music will have the rare opportunity to hear this largest of modern string instruments solo and with piano. Excellent double bass player Karol Nasiłowski – winner of many international music competitions, and pianist Dominik Wizjan from Szczecin’s Academy of Art, will present Polish music contained on this CD, which has been written over the last hundred years. The composers Walerian Gniot, Stefan Bolesław Poradowski, and Janusz Stalmierski wrote these works specially for the double bass. Notably, the compositions that make up the concert programme have never been recorded or released before. While listening to this rich repertoire, the audience will have a chance not only to admire the instrument’s solos, but also to discover the roles and functions it has played in different decades.
The programme consists of the following works:
Stefan Bolesław Poradowski (1902-1977)
Caprice No. 1 for solo double bass
Walerian Józef Gniot (1902-1967)
Greater Poland Pride for double bass and piano
Romance for double bass and piano
Sonata for double bass and piano
Janusz Stalmierski (b. 1959)
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Graduate of the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He teaches a double bass class at Szczecin’s Academy of Art and is the leader-soloist of the double bass section at the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin.
Nasiłowski is a prize winner in numerous national and international competitions, recipient of scholarships from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage as well as Minister of Education and Science. He performs both solo and in chamber ensembles. He has played with such orchestras as the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra, Concerto Avenna, Danish Chamber Orchestra (Danmarks Underholdningsorkester), Danish National Symphony Orchestra (DR Symfoniorkestret, the Polish Radio Orchestra, the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, and the Preußisches Kammerorchester. The artist has appeared at such festivals as London’s BBC Proms, Oslo’s Ultimo, Norway’s Fjord Cadenza, and the International Chopin & Friends Festival in New York. He also teaches solo and orchestral performance courses for double bass players (the International Lutosławski Youth Orchestra).
Nasiłowski is President of the Board of Strefa Melomana Foundation, the co-author of interesting concert programmes and educational syllabuses, and the initiator of many attractive cultural projects.
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